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The NSW Awards for Cinematography are fast approaching:  Less than 10 sleeps...

  • Join friends and colleagues to help celebrate..

  • Enjoy drinks canapés & live music in the magnificant foyer on arrival
  • Celebrate the wonderful cinematic images on the screen 
  • Why not get a group together, we look forward to seeing you on the big night.
Don't miss out, booking deadline
6pm Tuesday 29th


Acclaimed writer/director Ana Kokkinos is this years NSW Awards Guest of Honour 

Ana's career spans Film and TV. Her feature film Blessed (2009) premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and was selected for Main Competition at San Sebastian (where it won the Jury prize for Best Screenplay). Blessed was in Official Selection at the Toronto, London, Palm Springs and the Giffoni Children’s film festival in Italy, where it won best film as voted by an international jury of 700 teenagers.

Ana’s first full-length feature Head On was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Her other films include The Book Of Revelation and Only The Brave, which won 3 AFI’s, including Best Film.

Ana Kokkinos


Ana’s TV credits include The Secret Life of UsEugenie Sanlder PI (winner of an AFI Award for Best Children’s TV Drama), and Australia On Trial: Massacre at Myall Creek for ABC TV.  She most recently directed episodes of Time of Our Lives , Mustangs FCand Seven Types of Ambiguity for producer Amanda Higgs and ABC / Matchbox. She has recently finished directing three of four episodes of The Hunting for SBS and Closer Films featuring Richard Roxburgh and Asher Keddie.

Ana was a Board member of Film Victoria for nine years and was an industry mentor at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 2007. She is a current Member of the NIDA Company. In 2010 Ana was honoured at the Seattle International Film Festival as an emerging master filmmaker.

Introducing the new C500 Mark II digital cinema camera with exceptional expandability, equipped with a 5.9K FULL FRAME sensor and newly developed image processing platform.
This camera offers cinematographers endless possibilities through the modular design offering outstanding flexibility for single-operator and multi-camera production, gimbal shooting and full-scale cinema camera operation.

Contact:  Paul Stewart, Senior Manager 
              Canon Professional Business 

Make a note in your Diary: 
Canon will be presenting at the November ACS HQ Drop-In
6pm, Thursday 21st November

Kayell Studio Lighting Workshops  ~. Sydney 27th November

Great portraiture captures much more than just a likeness of the subject, participants of this course will explore the techniques of photographing people by learning the basics of lighting with studio flash in this group practical hands on course.

You will learn to understand the direction, quality and colour of light on the subject and surrounds in terms of direction and mood. This will enhance your portrait photography skills and assist you to develop your own techniques. 

Kayell Studio Lighting Workshop - Sydney 27th November

ARRI is launching the ARRI Orbiter, it’s a brand new, ground-breaking LED point source fixture.

ARRI Australia is extending the OktoberFest tradition by sharing the culinary and innovative delights of Bavaria with its customers at the Australian launch of the new ARRI Orbiter LED luminaire.

Orbiter is a revolutionary, ultra bright LED light that is both tuneable and directional and based on ARRI’s latest SPECTRA six-colour light engine and LiOS operating system. Versatile enough to go from hard-edged circle to omni directional source via ARRI’s new QLM quick lighting mount, Orbiter integrates position, motion and colour sensors to deliver controllable light where you want it with an unmatched CRI white light integrity and X/Y colour accuracy.
The complete ARRI SkyPanel range will accompany Orbiter on the night and there will also be a complete Stellar/Skylink wireless system for fixture control. This is a night for cinematographers, gaffers, TV lighting directors, theatre and lighting designers, and photographers.

So, be the first in the region to play with the future of light - including the blockbuster SkyPanels and ALEXA Mini LF with Signature Primes - while you enjoy the Beers and Wurst of ARRI's traditional German fare.
For more information CLICK here
ARRI Orbiter

"Mobile Film Festival - Calling for Entries"

We are once again in partnership with YouTube, and the United Nations with whom we've picked the main theme for this 15th edition: ACT NOW on Climate Change with over 50 000$ of grants to win! This year, we'd love to have as many submissions from Australia as possible, showing us their vision of the situation we are in and how to get out of there!
Mobile Film Festival
The 3rd Annual BLOOD FEST
28th - 30th October 2019
For more Info Email:
Feedback Requested

After many years of discussion, NSW Roads & Maritime Services has now produced the draft guidelines for shooting with vehicles in NSW.  The NSW Committee would welcome your feedback to this draft document.

Please take the time to read and comment on a document that is being drafted with your work in mind.
Download Draft Document HERE
Email your feedback HERE
Invitation | Re:Frame - Audience Engagement in the Attention Economy
When: Wednesday 30 October, 6:00pm
Where: AFTRS, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Audience is a buzzword again. But no longer is it just bums on seats (or eyeballs on screens)  – we’re talking data, demand and drivers; changes in a screen and broadcast industry that is coming to grips with ‘big data’ and human-centred design, that are likely to have a serious impact over the coming decades.
Our third Re:Frame event seeks to unearth new thinking and to consider questions about how new technologies, new platforms and new demands are changing the ways that we conceive and create content.  

What do these rapid and dramatic shifts mean for Australian creatives today? And what new challenges do we face? What opportunities arise from this fast moving, digitising and increasingly global marketplace for stories?
Featuring keynotes from ‘data whisperer’ Elisa Choy and ACMI’s experience guru Seb Chan, and a panel of industry innovators to chew over the implications for creative and business practices, join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Australian storytellers and audiences  in this volatile digital age - and continue the conversation over drinks and nibbles afterwards.
RSVP to Eventbrite

New South Wales Platinum Sponsor
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New South Wales Gold Sponsors
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New South Wales Silver Sponsors
Adept Turnkey logo        AJK Grips logo        Film Graphics logo        Macquarie Commercial Finance logo        PDV Digital Cinema logo
Spectrum Films logo

National Major Sponsor
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National Platinum Sponsors
Atomos logo        Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        LaCie logo        Panasonic logo
Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo        Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        Arri Australia logo        C R Kennedy & Company PTY LTD logo        Gear Head logo        Kayell Australia logo
Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Showreel Finder logo        Sun Studios logo        The Post Lounge logo
VA logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
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National Silver Sponsors
Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Rotor Head logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        EE Group logo        Kino Flo logo
RED logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo
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New South Wales Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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