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6th August 2022
A Message from the NSW President
Image courtesy of Jenny Hicks
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you to all our members who participated in the Camera Workforce Census last year as your contributions have now been distilled into a world first report on the Australian Camera Workforce titled A WIDER LENS that was launched to the world last week. This report is yours and all your stories matter. It is definitely sobering reading, but I think we should use this as an opportunity for cultural change, so as our industry grows we create a more diverse, healthy and sustainable industry. I encourage all of you to read the report and to do what you can, both personally and collectively, to create change.
Our next Drop In is our NSW Branch AGM which will be held on Thursday 18thAugust with the meeting commencing at 630pm at the HQ and via zoom. If you have been thinking of contributing to the ACS by joining the NSW committee, please fill out the nomination form and submit before Wednesday Aug 10that 11.59pm. It's a great group of people and we would welcome your involvement.

After the AGM meeting, Pieter De Vries ACS will be demonstrating some of the new Aputure Lights that are at the HQ, available for members to use on some projects. It will also be an opportunity to catch up and network with colleagues.
A huge welcome to our new NSW Diamond Sponsor, Georges Cameras who will be working with the ACS to create education programs & workshops. We look forward to working along side you.
NSW Awards Submissions are now open and the closing date is Aug 21st2022, with no extensions, so don’t delay in getting your entries in via the membership portal on the ACS website. Our ACS NSW Branch Awards 2022 is going to be a great night held this year in person on Saturday November 5th at the AGNSW. I look forward to us all celebrating together.
Accreditation applications will be opening on Sept 1st– Sept 30th, so now is the time to start collating your work so your best is ready to go when its time to apply. Please don’t leave it to the last minute. If you are interested, check the eligibility criteria via the ACS website and then contact me directly at
Don’t forget to spread the word to any eager young filmmakers that might be interested in joining the Cinekids program with the next workshop being held in September.
As you go about your work this month, try to keep your eye out for the well-being of your colleagues. Don’t forget to check in occasionally and ask R u OK? It’s an uncertain time for many and the small things we notice or do can make a big difference.
Stay well everyone,
All the best,

Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
ACS NSW warmly welcomes Georges Cameras as our new DIAMOND SPONSOR
Click HERE for a link to their website
Thursday 18th August
ACS HQ from 6.30pm
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street North Sydney
Followed by Pieter De Vries ACS demonstrating some of the new Aputure lights that we have at ACS HQ. As usual there will be drinks, a bite to eat and a catch-up.
Proxy Voting form HERE
ACS NSW Committee Nomination Form HERE
Please note, we ask that all attendees are double vaccinated.
Everyone in the screen industry is invited to attend this webinar to hear directly from five Ukrainian filmmakers about the challenges they are facing and how we can provide practical support. We have an important line up of powerful filmmakers to speak at the event:
  • Mitya Shmurak (Director)
  • Nikita Kuzmenko (Cinematographer)
  • Elizaweta Mowshyna (Producer)
  • Kyryl Staselovich (Editor)
  • Alice Kingsleigh (Cinematographer)

This event will be presented in a broader context of solidarity for all filmmakers who are affected by war internationally. The one-hour panel will conclude with extra space given afterwards for those who would like to stay online for informal gathering and any other questions.

FREE Registration HERE (Required)



launched on July 28th, last week at AFTRS.
Guests including Bonnie Elliot ACS and Peter James ASC ACS greet at the launch.
Link to IF Magazine article HERE
Speakers on the night included Erika Addis (National President), Carolyn Constantine ACS (NSW President), Dr. Amanda Coles (Deakin University - Report Author) and Ray Martin AM.
A world first report that highlights the findings of our nationwide ACS survey and gives broad reaching insights into the Australian Film Industry through the lens of the camera workforce.
Click HERE to watch the launch Live-stream
Click HERE to see the ACS Produced Launch Video
Carolyn Constantine ACS, Erika Addis and Jackie Wolf.
Top left: Igor Nay (APDG), Peter James ASC ACS and Sean Dooley (Arri Australia)
Bottom Left: Bonnie Elliott ACS, Wendy Gray (AFTRS), Rosie Lourde, Nerida Moore and Dianna Burnett
Top Right: Arman Merchant, Bina Pallot, Penny Smallacombe, Lyn Norfor (AFTRS) and Sally Caplan.
Bottom Right: Kathryn Millis ACS, John Varga, Dan Freene ACS and Kim Batterham ACS
Click HERE for the FULL REPORT
Click HERE for a Report Summary
ACS NSW Awards for 2022 are now open for entries
Put a placeholder in your diaries! NSW Branch Awards are planned to be face to face this year at a new venue, the Art Gallery of NSW
on Saturday November 5th 2022.
If you are a full member and have been for at least 3 consecutive years now may be the time to consider applying for ACS accreditation.

Collect up a body of work for presentation. We can review this before the application to give you any advice or feedback to make your application as strong as possible.

Accreditation opens Sept. 1st and closes Sept. 30th
Click HERE to seek help
Established with the generous support of the Llewelyn family in recognition of the legacy left by Drew Llewelyn ACS, the Queensland Branch and the ACS National Executive, the Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship enables one lucky ACS member to attend Camerimage in Torun, Poland with $4,000 towards flights and accommodation, along with introductions at the Camerimage festival.
The Scholarship, which commenced in 2015, is open to Full and Active financial members of the Society. It is administered by the ACS and decided on by a subcommittee of peers.
All you need to do is submit a simple application explaining “Why you want to travel to Camerimage and how you see it having long-term benefits for your career”.

Applications opened on August 1 and close on September 1 2022.
For a 2022 application form please contact;

NB: CAMERIMAGE  12 – 19 NOVEMBER. The successful applicant will need to travel to Torun, Poland no later than w/c 7 November 2022
Previous recipients:
2015 – Lizz Vernon NSW
2016 – Drew English NSW
2017 – Meg White NSW
2018 – Sissy Reyes NSW
2019 – Simon Woods QLD
2020 – 2021 No scholarships awarded
2022 – To be advised

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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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