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Celebrating 65 years of the Australian Cinematographers Society: 1958 - 2023

From the National President

Greetings and salutations to members, friends and sponsors,

Many of you know that the ACS is a full member of the International Federation of Cinematographer Societies IMAGO.

But it wasn’t always so. Former National Presidents Ted Rayment ACS and Ron Johanson OAM ACS sought for the ACS to join many years ago, and at first only Associate membership was allowed. But, after some years of discussion, IMAGO agreed to grant the ACS and other non- European societies full membership. This was followed by Ron joining the board and also serving as Co Vice-President.

This work ensured that ACS was recognised by Cinematographer Societies everywhere, and now enjoys worldwide respect.

It is very fitting that Ron Johanson is now to attend the 30th anniversary celebrating IMAGO and its members, go well Ron.

And now is the time to book your tickets for the 53rd ACS National Awards for Cinematography - when the best of the best work will be celebrated and awarded.

It’s a wonderful night of catching up with dear friends and making new ones, book now, and see you there.

Go well and stay well everyone,

Erika Addis
ACS National President
30th Anniversary of IMAGO
The International Federation of Cinematographers, IMAGO, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a three-day celebration in Rome that will take place at the historic Cinecittà Film Studios. Considered to be the hub of Italian cinema, Cinecittà is also the home of the Italian Society of Cinematographers.

“More than 50 Cinematographer Societies from around the world will be in attendance,” says ACS Delegate Ron Johanson
OAM ACS, who will be travelling to Rome to attend the anniversary celebrations and the general assembly. 

"This singularly important international forum provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss new initiatives and emerging technologies, which is vitally important to all those working as a collective in the film industry. After a three year absence, the opportunity to reconnect with industry colleagues and friends from many societies around the globe is an absolute bonus.”

IMAGO has 51 member societies, whose purpose is to champion high standards of cinematography and collaboration around the world. 
Tickets for the ACS National Awards Available Now
The 53rd annual Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards are coming very soon and will be held in Sydney.

This is the flagship event of our Society but more importantly showcases the best of Australian Cinematography and Cinematographers across all genres. More importantly, all entrants are our fellow members and colleagues we see at meetings or on set. 

If you'd like to be a part of a great event amongst fellow Cinematographers, network with others and support those who have made it through to the National Final, they'll be held at the Crystal Ballroom at Luna Park on May 6.
Book your National Awards Ticket here
Congratulations to our Award Winners
Congratulations to Mandy Walker AM ACS ASC who last week became the first female to win the American Society of Cinematographers award for the Theatrical Feature Film category last week for her work on 'Elvis'.

Unfortunately, Mandy couldn't continue the history-making run at the Academy Awards for Cinematography, with James Friend
BSC ASC winning for 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.
Above photo: Mandy Walker on the red cappet of the Oscars. Photo by Kyusung Gong (AMPAS)

A warm Congratulations also go to Jules O’Loughlin ACS ASC: winner of the American Society of Cinematographers award for Episode of a One Hour Commercial Television Series for his work in ‘The Old Man.’

Jules won the award for his work on Episode IV. The FX series is available to watch here in Australia on Disney+.
Nominations Closing Soon for the Bob Miller ACS Technical and Innovation Achievemnt Award
Nominations have opened for the Bob Miller Award, named after the inventor of the world’s first fluid action tripod head, Bob Miller. The award is presented at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography and comprises $1,000.00 in cash and a $2000.00 Miller voucher enabling the recipient to purchase any Miller Camera Support product at 40% discount off list price directly from Miller.

Nominees must be financial ACS members who have contributed in the 24 months prior to the 2023 Awards by way of technical and/or innovative practical ideas that have helped the industry to advance.

The nominations close very soon - APRIL 2nd. To nominate, Send a detailed description of the technical or innovative achievement to ACS National President, Erika Addis, for consideration at

The 2023 Award will be presented at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography in Sydney on Saturday, 6th May.
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