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ACS Short Ends - National eNews - March 1st 2022
Hello everyone,
Firstly, I want to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful land I live and work on, the Ngunnawal people, and pay respect to them and their elders both past and present.

And I wish to extend a shout out to all our members, friends, colleagues and families who are coping with devastating rains and flooding rivers in QLD and northern NSW. You are very much in our thoughts.

From further afield, I was very happy to hear the news overnight that Ari Wegner ACS wins the BSC Feature Film Cinematography award for The Power of the Dog. She is the first woman to win this award, and it is a massive achievement amongst a stellar field of nominees, including Greig Fraser ACS ASC for Dune. Hearty congratulations on behalf of all the ACS.
And I hope everyone is following the fantastic IMAGO Instagram posts that have been appearing throughout last week from ACS. The posts were created by Kevin Hudson ACS, thank you so much Kevin for the massive amount of work, and posted by our wonderful Social Media team.
IMAGO Instagram posts.
Apart from these matters, I’m still getting accustomed to the substantial workload that comes across the president’s desk as I learn the ropes. Again my very warm thanks to Ron Johanson OAM ACS for your leadership, encouragement and support. It is a great privilege and an honour to represent the Society - so far, so good. I look forward to seeing friends and sponsors at the National Awards on 30th April in Adelaide, and really hope that many of you can make it. Save the date!
all the best
Erika Addis
ACS National President
Ari Wegner ACS - Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
A huge congratulations to Ari Wegner ACS who has won Best Cinematography in a Feature Film at the BSC Awards for "Power Of The Dog". Well deserved!

Ari is the first female DP to win in the 69 year history of the awards. Certainly an inspirational icon paving the way for up and coming gender diverse talent.

Photos Ari's Instagram
BSC's Instagram
Preparations for our 2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday 30th April commencing at 6.00pm for pre dinner drinks and special presentations to our National sponsors, followed by the Awards ceremony hosted by Ray Martin AM, are well underway thanks to the organisational skills of the SA Branch and the team assembled by Branch President, Ernie Clark ACS.

The Awards ceremony we will have a special Welcome to Country presentation delivered in Kaurna and English.

There are a number of other events, as is the tradition and we are looking forward to partnering with the Mercury CX Cinema for these events.

1. Friday 29th April - PANAVISION sponsored ACS Q&A Screening of "The Dry".
6pm Bar open for attendees to buy themselves a drink, etc before a 6:30pm screening (running time 1 hour 57 minutes) followed by a Q&A until 9:30pm.
This will be a free event, thanks to PANAVISION and when Awards bookings open you can reserve your seats at that time.

2. Friday 29th April Rosco - Leitz sponsors "After Screening Drinks" including tasty nibbles.
This will commence immediately following the screening and can run until 11.30pm in the foyer of the Cinema.
A free event for all ACS members who must register to attend when Awards bookings open. This is for ACS members only. Beer, wine, soft drinks, no spirits.

3. Saturday 30th April 10am - 1pm ARRI Australia sponsored “Meet the Nominees”
A free event, but you must register to attend when Awards booking open. This event is generously sponsored by ARRI Australia. Coffee available for purchase.

The Awards weekend promises to deliver on so many levels, not in the least being the opportunity to view the brilliant work of the Awards nominees and to be there to congratulate and support them all. It will also be the perfect time to welcome our new President Erika Addis and thank our outgoing President Ron Johanson OAM ACS.

Should you wish to attend, which we encourage, we suggest you contact our Travel Managers, Rod Walker at Stage and Screen Travel or Lee-Anne Cottam  for flights and accommodation.

The SA Branch look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide for our 2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography.
Brought to you by the ACS and Creative Plus Business with the support of NSW Small Business Month.

BEING WELL explores ways that creative professionals can purposely bring wellbeing practice into their everyday lives. Led by a creative industries and wellbeing specialist, this interactive workshop is a tonic to help practitioners remain creative for the long term.

The workshop focuses on the following topics:

The physical, mental and emotional aspects of wellbeing;
The most effective ways to define personal boundaries;
Understanding imposter syndrome, self-critical thoughts and self-sabotage;
How business tips can (surprisingly) help with wellbeing;
Creative practice processes in the modern world, including managing blocks.

Wed, 2 March 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

Free for ACS members - $15 for non members

Register here!

Money is the lifeblood of any creative business but financial literacy can be a real struggle for creatives. Navigating the numbers is not always a happy place. Emotions can be overpowering – and who ever learned the basics of business money and financial literacy during their arts training?

MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD is a surprisingly fun and practical workshop designed specifically for creative learning styles (with pictures!) that answers some of the big scary financial questions.

Topics covered in depth include:

The Famine and the Feast – weathering the ups and downs of creative income;
Making financial decisions more easily;
The basics of budgets and cash flow projection;
Practical steps to getting financially organised;
More resources and places to go for help.

Thursday 31 March 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

Free for ACS Members - $15 for non-members

Register here!
Australian Directors Guild Directory
The Australian Directors Guild has launched a very exciting new resource – their Directory.

It's an online searchable directory that is going to redefine the visibility of directors, at any stage of their careers. However, beyond benefiting ADG members, the Directory also aims to become a real resource for the wider screen community. The Directory features an advanced search, which means anyone in the film industry can search AND FIND a director within their specific needs. Whether that be a director living in Tasmania who works in documentaries or an emerging LGBTQIA+ music video director.
“There’s a long-identified need to build a platform providing an immediate connection between producers and our members. So, we’re absolutely thrilled to be launching a national talent database which provides a consistent repository of member credentials and streamlines the director search process. The ADG’s DIRECTORY will undoubtedly lead to better exposure and additional employment opportunities for our members and make producers lives a whole lot easier”, says ADG Executive Director Alaric McAusland.

Check out ADG Directory

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