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The NSW Awards for Cinematography are fast approaching ...Buy your tickets Now!

Save the day and be sure and book your tickets as early as possible, we'd hate you to miss out.
6pm Saturday, 2 November 2019
SMC Function Centre, Cnr Goulburn & Castlereagh Sts, Sydney

Early Bird Prize Awarded to one lucky recipient for their early bookings - extended till 20th October



6pm, Thursday 17th October
Everyone is welcome
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street
North Sydney

Join us at this months two-part drop in.

PART I of this months Drop In

@ the ACS HQ as cinematographers Bonnie Elliott ACS and Gotaro Uematsu discuss their collaborations working with visual artists to create moving image installations.

Collaborating with visual artists can bring so many different concepts and techniques to the creation of moving image works. Cinematographers Bonnie Elliott ACS and Gotaro Uematsu are both well versed in this world, and will talk about the delights and demands of working in this sphere.


Bonnie’s long standing collaboration of ten years with video artist Angelica Mesiti led to a culmination of many approaches and shared experiences in shooting ASSEMBLY, a three channel installation for the Australian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, which explores musical performance, language and translation, and the possibilities of democratic space.  She has also shot video work for Justene Williams, as has Gotaro, who also has long standing collaborations with artists Mike Parr, TV Moore, and Shaun Gladwell.

In 2009 Gladwell represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, with MADDESTMAXIMVS, shot by Gotaro in Broken Hill, which utilises feats of physical performance to explore the boundaries and possibilities of a human relationship to the Australian landscape, and channels the iconography of the Mad Max films.
Gotaro also works as an installation manager and general trouble-shooter for artists in the technical realm. 
But wait there's more...
Part II of this months DROP IN

Our friends and sponsors from DRAGON IMAGE will be presenting the new RED RANGER camera with an opportunity for members to get hands on with this new camera.
Dragon Image

2019 Annual AWARDS for Cinematography

Come along for a great night and celebrate the year's best cinematography from NSW.

Join our MC for the night, journalist and entertainment personality, Ray Martin AM along with a very special Guest of Honour, award winning director, Ana Kokkinos.

Dress code: Smart. Book before 20th October 2019 to be in the running for an early bird prize.

Tickets are not issued, names checked in at the door.

6pm Saturday
2 November 2019
SMC Function Centre
Cnr Goulburn & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney


This Years NSW Awards Guest of Honour is
Ana Kokkinos, acclaimed writer/director

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’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.

Ana Kokkinos
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

"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

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Australian Cinematographers Society
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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