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16th April 2022
A Message from the NSW President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As we enjoy a holiday break, I hope you all get a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family.
My thoughts are with any of you affected by the recent floods, let’s hope the worst of it has passed and this next week gives us a bit of a reprieve.
Congratulations to all the NSW members whose work is a nominated in the upcoming National Awards in Adelaide. Good luck to you all, and I look forward to seeing some of you face to face on Saturday April 30th or at some of the fabulous sponsored events leading up to the awards. Please see below for tickets to both the Awards and the surrounding events, it’s going to be a great couple of days celebrating cinematography.
Our April Drop In will be held in person at HQ on Thursday April 21st from 6pm with our very special guest Tania Lambert ACS taking us behind the scenes of the award winning feature film “Here Out West”.  I’m delighted Tania finally has a break in her busy schedule to come and share her experience & insights.
Thank you to all our sponsors and NSW committee that attended our annual Sponsors Brunch at the beginning of the month. It was a really fabulous morning where we also honoured Marc van Agten who is retiring after 14years at the helm of Fujinon-Fujifilm as the Major National Sponsor of the ACS. Many thanks Marc for all your years of support and enjoy your well earned time away from the helm. A big thank you also to David Wakeley ACS for finding the new venue and organizing such an enjoyable event.
If you haven’t been to the cinema in a while, I would encourage you all to go see on the big screen the work of Greig Fraser ACS who just won the Oscar for his work on Dune. Congratulations to Greig for such a wonderful achievement and also to fellow nominee Ari Wegner ACS. It really was a thrill to see two Australian Cinematographers in the same year nominated for such a prestigious award.
I would also encourage you attend one of the upcoming screenings of the Jane Castle ACS poetic documentary When the camera Stopped Rolling. Jane tells the story of her pioneering cinematographer mother Lilias Fraser and it's a fascinating insight into both of these talented cinematographers. Please see below for screening dates and locations.
I’m really happy to announce that Elana de Bruijne will be taking over the job of National Cinekids Coordinator from David Lewis ACS.
Many thanks again to David for his years of work which has helped launched the careers of some very talented young cines.  A big thank you to Elana for taking up the role, we look forward to working with you and I’m sure there will be some great Cinekids events coming up as we emerge out of our lockdowns and restrictions. If you are interested in helping out with the Cinekids program please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
Enjoy your Easter break everyone and as Anzac Day approaches let us not forget those colleagues working in warzones and those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of their craft.
Stay safe,
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
ACS National Awards 2022
 April 30th 6pm in Adelaide
Not much time left to book tickets to the 2022 Awards and ancillary events as bookings close April 21, so book now via the link above. Numbers are limited at all venues. All booking links are available from this page, therefore BOOK NOW!
The prestigious 2022 National ACS Awards for Cinematography will be held in Adelaide at the Hilton Hotel on Victoria Square on April 30th beginning with pre-dinner drinks at 6pm. Our MC is the fabulous Ray Martin AM and please note this is a black tie event and the highlight of the ACS year.  At these Awards you can see the best of the best work from Australian DoP's and it's a chance to mix with some of the best cinematographers in Australia. We hope to see you at the 52nd National Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide and help us celebrate the legacy of outgoing National ACS President Ron Johanson OAM ACS and to welcome our new National President Erika Addis.
Over the Awards weekend these other events, which are free for ACS members and sponsors, include:
A special Screening and Q&A of The Dry with DoP Stefan Duscio ACS and moderator Kim Batterham ACS sponsored by PANAVISION on Friday night April 29th at the Mercury CX Cinema, 13 Morphett St Adelaide. The Bar will open at 6pm (buy your own) for a 6:30pm screening followed by the Q&A.
Immediately following the Q&A enjoy the ROSCO - LEITZ sponsored Drinks & delicious Wood Oven Fired Pizzas  you saw it here first! WOOD OVEN FIRED PIZZAS!! in the Mercury CX foyer and outside, so maybe dress warm as we will be going through until 11:30pm. Please note for ACS Members and Sponsors Only.
On the following Saturday morning starting at 10am on April 30th, we'll have the popular Meet the Nominees session sponsored by ARRI Australia with Kim Batterham ACS once again moderating at the Mercury CX Cinema, 13 Morphett St Adelaide. We'll have as many nominated DoP's of differing genres on the panel that's possible.
If you are attending the awards and any of the other events please bring some cash to purchase raffle tickets with all proceeds going to the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society. The special prize is a Lumix GH6 camera with a 12 to 60 lens valued at over $5k is proudly sponsored by Panasonic - Lumix. Please be generous as your help is really needed and appreciated.
Bookings are required and essential for all Award events.
APRIL Drop-in with
Tania Lambert ACS
Thursday 21st April
ACS HQ from 6pm
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street North Sydney
Tania Lambert ACS will be our special guest for this months ACS DROP IN taking us behind the scenes of the award winning feature film “Here Out West”.
Please note that we ask that all attendees are double vaccinated.
at the Randwick Ritz
Introduced by the film-makers Ray Argall and Lucinda Clutterbuck.
See the first feature film by Mandy Walker ACS ASC, recently restored to 4K DCP with remastered audio.
Screens with Lucinda Clutterbuck’s 10-minute animation Tiga – the original support film for Return Home at its first commercial screening in 1990.
TICKETS and more info HERE
Snaps from our recent
Sponsor's Brunch
Special thanks to all of our highly valued Sponsors.
We couldn't do what we do without you!
Marc van Agten receiving a gift of thanks and commemoration from David Lewis ACS on behalf of all members for 14 years of support and sponsorship from Fujinon-Fujifilm.
Speech by our NSW President Carolyn Constantine ACS
L to R Ted Raymond ACS, Christian Christiansen (Silvertrak), Mark Clementson (Miller), Wendy Gray (AFTRS), Marc van Agten (Fujinon-Fujifilm), David Burr ACS & David Lewis ACS.
L to R Susan Lumsden, Carolyn Constatine ACS, Ali Peck (VA Hire), Sean Ellwood & Penny Pan (Sony)
L to R Charles Montesin (Miller) Ben Allan ACS, Aleksei Vanamois, Kevin Hudson ACS, David Wakeley ACS, David Knight ACS (Rotorhead), Steve Mason ACS & Scott Backhouse (Lemac).

MELBOURNE ACMI Opening Night Q&A (April 21) and Screenings
April 21 - May 1

CANBERRA - National Foundation for Australian Women Panel,
April 22 (no link)

CANBERRA - National Film and Sound Archive, 
April 23

SYDNEY Randwick Ritz Q&A and Screenings, 
April 24

SYDNEY - Dendy Cinemas Newtown Q&A and Screenings,  
April 24

GOLD COAST Gold Coast Film Festival
April 29

COFFS HARBOUR ScreenWave International Film Festival
May 4

Screen Australia launches
Credit Maker
Program for female directors, cinematographers and composers

Screen Australia is thrilled to announce the new Credit Maker program, a high calibre initiative that will support 12 female practitioners across directing, cinematography and composing to attain a career defining credit on a scripted production; to elevate their career trajectory; and, to bring change in female HoD representation in the sector. Supported through the agency’s Gender Matters umbrella in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild, the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, who will deliver the program.

Credit Maker will support 12 female practitioners across directing, cinematography and composing to shadow an established practitioner on a scripted project in production. This will enable them to attain a credit that will elevate their consideration for future lead positions and accelerate their career pathway in their given field.

The Australian Cinematographers Society said, “Credit Maker is a career and life changing scheme and it’s a dream come true for the ACS, particularly for those who served on the ACS Women’s Advisory Panel for the last decade. Data has long shown the loss and attrition of talented female cinematographers who did not make it through to shoot high level productions because they did not get the opportunity.

The ACS recently commissioned a world-first survey specifically of the Australian camera workforce, which will soon be launched and the results continue to highlight the shocking paucity of women’s participation and engagement as cinematographers across the Australian Film & Television Industry. The impact of the Credit Maker scheme on the careers of female cinematographers will last for generations to come.”


Up to four participants will be selected to participate in Credit Maker in each field. Expressions of Interest are now open. For more information and to register your interest please visit the relevant websites below:

  • Australian Directors Guild

  • Australian Cinematographers Society

  • Australian Guild of Screen Composers

continuum Strata-cut Clay Animation workshops
In these experimental workshops, participants will work with animator Steffie Yee to explore the foundations of different kinds of pattern using the strata-cut clay animation technique, as seen in the artist's animation featured in the continuum exhibition, The Lost Sound
Participants will have the chance to create patterns, slice, and shoot their own plasticine creations. The outcome of the workshop will be a screening of everyone’s stop-motion animations compiled into one experimental short video that will also be shared online.
April 30, 2022 (Saturday)
$60 + booking fee
*suitable for ages 15 and over

May 1, 2022 (Sunday)
$20 + booking fee
*suitable for ages 8-14
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway
2008 Chippendale
To book your tickets, please click on the two links below:
Exhibiton information HERE

As you think about all your 2022 projects...

we ask you to be mindful
& think about who is in your crew...

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ACS National & NSW INSTAGRAM accounts click the respective icons below:

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New South Wales Silver Sponsors
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National Major Sponsor
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National Platinum Sponsors
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National Gold Sponsors
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Lemac logo        Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
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National ACS CineKids Sponsor
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National Bronze Sponsors
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Sura logo        TecArt logo        Vimo Cine logo

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Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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