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

From the National President

Dear members, sponsors and friends,

I am delighted to tell you that we have another very special guest joining us at the 53rd National ACS Awards, none other than Mandy Walker
AM ACS ASC. We are thrilled that Mandy will be there and look forward to hearing insights into the challenges of making the cinematographic world of ELVIS as well as stories of the recent roller coaster ride through AACTA, BSC, BAFTA, ASC and Oscar nominations and wins.

The last touches are being done on all things National Awards, don’t delay booking your place there now, bookings close 28th April.  Seats are limited and bookings are essential at the terrific free satellite events. On Friday night Steve Windon
ACS ASC will take us through the making of high stakes thriller The Gray Man, followed by relaxed catch up drinks. And the fascinating insights revealed in Meet the Nominees conversations lead by Kim Batterham ACS on Saturday morning is not to be missed.

I can’t wait to welcome everyone to the ACS night of nights and all the associated events.

Best regards,

Erika Addis
ACS National President
Don't miss out on your National Awards Tickets:
Available Now!
The 53rd annual Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards are coming very soon and will be held in Sydney and the tickets for the events are still available - but only for a little while longer - sales close 28th April!

We can now announce that Mandy Walker
AM ACS ASC will be a Special Guest of the evening joining Russel Boyd AO ACS ASC as our Guest of Honour for this year's awards. This is even more special following Mandy's win at the ASC Awards - the first female to win the feature film category - and her Oscar nomination along with many, many more nominations and wins for Elvis.
Top: Mandy Walker at the ASC Awards earlier this year. Above: Russell Boyd on set.

These Awards are the flagship event of our Society, but, more importantly, they showcase the best of Australian Cinematography and Cinematographers across all genres. 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.

Don't delay! Ticket sales close by midnight - Friday April 28.

Also a reminder - please bring cash for the raffle!
Book your National Awards Ticket here
FRIDAY MAY 5TH - 2pm - 5pm
Level 2, 26 Ridge St, North Sydney

Whilst you are in Sydney, ACS members and guests are invited to come to have a drink and check out the ACS HQ. Located within walking distance to the Quest Apartments in North Sydney, where many guests will be staying.
THE GRAY MAN SCREENING plus Q&A with Stephen F. Windon ACS ASC
Presented by Panavision at AFTRS Theatre

We are delighted to have Steve in the country who will be taking us behind the scenes of this action-packed thriller.

Followed by Rosco /Leitz Drinks and Food After Party at Urban Winery next door to AFTRS for ACS Members and Sponsors.
Book your FREE Gray Man Screening tickets
Presented by ARRI Australia

followed by ROSCO RDX LAB Presentation.

SATURDAY MAY 6TH - 10am - 12:45pm

Join us for a panel of National Award Nominees as Kim Batterham
ACS talks to them about their artistic and technical insights in creating their work.
Book your FREE Meet the Nominees tickets
This week is ANZAC Day, in which we remember those in the Australian military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

At the same time, we also remember those cinematographers, many at work and receiving this newsletter in places like Ukraine, Yemen and Sudan, who bring us the story of conflict.

We also remember that some of our colleagues do not make it back home.

In issue 52 of the Australian Cinematographer magazine, Damien Parer is quoted from the Australian Army journal in 1943:

“Once, to get satisfactory pictures, I spent most of seven days up a tree with my camera.” 

“Although I have not seen the pictures I took, I am told that my discomfiture was justified by the result."

Telling words of the struggle and effort of an Australian Cinematography legend whose pictures would help to create the modern-day legend of the Kokoda Track.

In the days of cumbersome equipment, the effort Parer went to will be forever remembered and honoured with the film Kokoda Front Line! receiving Australia's first Academy Award.

Read the story on Damien Peter Parer in Issue 52 of the Magazine.
NAB Show
Many members will have kept a keen eye on the recent NAB Show for new equipment and tools to assist with their storytelling.

Many of our sponsors have released new products and we encourage you to visit their websites and support those who support us if you're interested in acquiring new gear.

A list of sponsors is always available in the footer of each newsletter.
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