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Sunday 5th November 2023
NSW & ACT Branch
2023 Award Winners
Firstly we would like to celebrate the accreditation of 7 NSW Members.

And celebrate three Special Awards
The first being an
ACS Lifetime Appreciation Award
Rob Jones
For decades of service in support of Australian Cinematographers
The Jones family are well known within our filmmaking industry for their decades of behind the scenes support of the industry and motion picture equipment. Rob’s father Percy Jones was a highly sought after film camera technician in the 1970’s and 80’s. And Rob’s brother Graham also followed in their father’s footsteps as a motion picture camera service technician.

Rob’s career began as an Apprentice Instrument Maker with Rank Industries at the age of 18. He then moved to the Electricity Authority, followed by a position at Samuelson’s. He started up his own company Film Vision Systems, followed by a brief stint with the Camera Department.

Then, in 1994, Lemac founder John Bowring ACS offered Rob a place with Lemac. Joining the Lemac family solidified a very special bond between the Jones family and Lemac that has endured. In Rob’s words, he has been a “Lemac man” ever since.
The first to bring HDTV to Australia, Lemac, with Rob’s expertise, lent itself to many a special project that made working in this new format much more accessible. Flash forward to the release of the Red One and the same applied in bringing 4K to market.

Our technicians are the unsung heroes working in the background to keep the wheels turning on set. Rob has been at the forefront of the incredible transition from Film to Digital Cinema. If you have ever used a Preston remote focus system, a Cine Tape or a Steadicam, then you owe a thanks to Rob.

This year Rob is retiring after 29 years with Lemac. Rob’s commitment to the industry has been outstanding and he will be greatly missed. Thank-you Rob from all of us and may your retirement be a happy one.

And the other two being the
ACS Appreciation Awards
Geoff Anderson & Tim Stackpool
For providing A/V services to the society for over 30 years
Tim and Geoff have supervised the audio/visual presentation at every ACS NSW Awards for the last 32 years, initially having to play and swap clunky umatic and betacam tapes during the event! Their respect for our craft and dedication to the quality of the images shared and viewed on the night, as well as the impact of the overall show, has been phenomenal. Another pair of unsung heroes who have given decades of quiet but incredibly valuable support to the society.
All event photographs courtesy of Harrison Upfold and Annalise Kafetzi
Allan Collins ACS
We would also like to sincerely thank our Guest of Honour, Allan Collins ACS who gave a moving and heartfelt speech about knowing who you are, understanding your creative essence, and then applying that through your cinematography practice. He created a special connection between everyone in the room and stressed the need for our community to continue to welcome in and support other voices, in order that it continue to blossom and to be truly inclusive.
Sincere thanks as well to our inimitable and much loved host and MC, Ray Martin AM
National Major Sponsor
Platinum State Sponsor
With special thanks to both our National
and NSW Branch Major Sponsors
and, the award goes to...
1.  CineKids
Encouragement Award     Jacob Hudson    
Breaking Candy
2. Student Cinematography
Gold      Pete Moses
Silver     Jacqeline Sharah
Bronze   Kumar Sambhav Gupta
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge
Rabbit Hole
Paper Daisies
Rabbit Hole
3. John Bowring ACS Station Breaks & Promos
Gold      Geoffrey Thomas
Silver     Ashleigh Carter
Silver     Ashleigh Carter
Bronze   Boris Vymenets ACS
“The Invisibles” for National Geographic
Stan Sport - SUPER 15
Fox League - NRLW
Foxtel – Don’t Miss A Thing – T20 World Cup
4. Music Videos
Gold      Dave May ACS
Gold      Natasha Sebire
Gold      Lucca Barone-Peters
Silver     Kate Cornish
Silver     Ben Ruffell
Bronze   Lucca Barone-Peters
Life & Death by Walker
Last Child by Taylor B-W
Guilty Conscience by MAY-A

Right Here, Right Now by Jessica Mauboy
On My Own by Ricki Lee
Hard 4 You by Chela
Guilty Conscience by MAY-A
5. Syd Wood ACS Local / National News
Gold      Kevin Hudson ACS
Silver     Chris Newport

Homelessness Crisis
10 News NSW 2023 State Election Barwon Electorate
Homelessness Crisis
6. Neil Davis International News
No Award this year
7. Current Affairs
Gold      John Varga ACS
Gold      John Varga ACS
Gold      Tom Hancock & Matt Davis

Silver     Arron Hage ACS
Silver     Arron Hage ACS
Bronze   Craig Hansen ACS
The CULT next door
Foreign Correspondent: ‘Fighting Back’ - S22E29
Barramundi Country
Saving Australian Amazon
A Sense of Community – Iten, Kenya
Foreign Correspondent: 'Fighting Back'
8. Entertainment & TV Magazine
Gold     Josh Flavell ACS
Gold     Calum Riddell

Gold     Tom Anlezark
Silver   William Hayles
Silver   Geoffrey Thomas
Bronze  Brendan Smith

Home “Australia: Longhouse” S2E7
MAY-A | Fender Sessions
Hungry For More: Spain
The Soundtrack of Australia - S1E1

Ron Iddles Homicide “Wayne Amey”
Karpaha Sands
Hungry For More: Spain
9. Art, Innovation and Specialised Cinematography
Silver     Rishi Le Hunte
Silver     Ash Gibb

Bronze   Jani Häkli
besideU by Kissyboi
Weebubby Cave Diving - Australia’s Wild Odyssey S1E3
Laments of Old Wal
10. Corporate Branding and Advertising
Gold      Susan Stitt ACS
Gold      Aaron McLisky ACS
Gold      Calum Stewart
Silver    Brendan Barnes SASC
Silver    Boris Vymenets ACS
Bronze   Ben Gattegno

Ritz Carlton Residences – Baku
Tag Heuer – The Chase for Carrera
And Beyond – Serengeti River Lodge

Paspaley – The Wild is Calling
Maap Alt Road – Reflections on a journey
Tag Heuer -The Chase for Carrera
11. Branded Content, Education & Events
Gold      Susan Stitt ACS
Gold      Matthew Allard ACS
Gold      Arron Hage ACS
Silver     Susan Stitt ACS
Silver     Jimmy Ennett
Bronze   Andy Taylor ACS
Orla – The Palms, Dubai
The Knowledge

Winston Churchill Trust
Base Air
The Knowledge
12. Commercials - Local / Regional
Gold     Don Buppapirak
Artur Ferrão
Silver   James Gilligan
Bronze  Michael Fardell ACS
Bound Together – Newcastle Knights
Tanomi Japanese Restaurant
ETU – “Risk” (QLD)
Allhomes Spaces
Tanomi Japanese Restaurant
13. Commercials - National / International
Gold      Dion Beebe ACS ASC
Gold      Don Buppapirak
Gold      Robert Norman
Silver     Ben Ruffell
Silver     Louis C. Brandt
Bronze   Calum Stewart
Jack’s new angle
Go Beyond The River – Destination NSW
Its An Altitude Thing
NIO ET7 / Winter

A.H Beard Signature Collection
Jack's new angle
14. Documentaries
Gold     Chris Benny
Gold     Chris Benny
Gold     Simon Morris ACS

Silver    Simon Morris ACS
Silver    Mark Lapwood ACS NZCS

Bronze  Lucca Barone-Peters
On The Fence
Coming Home
Inconceivable: The Secret Business of Breeding Humans

The Dark Emu Story
Willem & Frieda
Kweens of the Queer Underground: Lesbians On The Loose - S1E3
Coming Home
15. Ron Taylor AM ACS & Valerie Taylor AM Wildlife & Nature
Gold     Greg Nelson ACS
Gold      Jon Shaw ACS
Silver    Elena De Bruijne
Silver    Joel Stillone
Bronze   Justin Hanrahan ACS
The Vanishing River
Supernatural Planet – S1E5 

Tracking Turtles in the Gwydir River
The Bond – S1E1
White Mike – Stop Shark Finning
16. 2nd Unit Cinematography
Gold     Peter McCaffrey
Silver    Velinda Wardell ACS
Bronze   Oscar Partridge
Mortal Kombat
Bali 2002 – S1E1

Listen to Mother
Mortal Kombat
17. Dramatised Documentaries
Gold      Peter Coleman ACS
Gold      Evan Papageorgiou
Gold      Glenn Hanns ACS
Con Girl
Deafying gravity
Ron Iddles: The Good Cop - S1E1
18. Short Films
Gold      Mark Bliss ACK ACS
Gold      Benjamin Zadig
Gold       Sean Ryan
Silver     Carolina Izquierdo
Silver     Meg White
Bronze   Mark Hobson
Generations of Men
Tony’s Dream

We Are Home
19 Serial TV & Comedy Series
Gold      Zoe White ACS
Gold      Drew English
Silver     Dan Freene ACS
Silver     Simon Ozolins ACS
Bronze   Darwin Schulze
Werewolf By Night - Special
Heartbreak High – S1E8
Wellmania - S1E1
Deadloch – S1E3
Space Rats - S1E1

Werewolf By Night - Special
20. Drama Series
Gold      Nicola Daley ACS BSC
Gold      Garry Phillips ACS
Gold      Campbell Brown
Silver     Ashley Barron ACS
Silver     Dave Cameron NZCS ACS
Bronze   Bonnie Elliott ACS
The Handmaid’s Tale – S5E2 (Ballet)
Discovery Of Witches - S2E9
The Clearing – S1E5
Dangerous Liaisons – S1E6
One Lane Bridge – S3E1

Shining Girls – S1E6
The Handmaid's Tale
21. Feature Films - Budget under $3m
Gold     Kent Marcus
Silver    Casimir Dickson ACS
Bronze  Calum Stewart
The Red Shoes – Next Steps

22. Feature Films - Budget $3m and Over
Gold      Bonnie Elliott ACS
Gold      Andrew Commis ACS
Gold      Marc Spicer ACS
Silver    Toby Oliver ACS
Silver    Peter McCaffrey
Bronze   Toby Oliver ACS

Run Rabbit Run
We Have A Ghost
Seriously Red

Day Shift
Ross Wood Snr. ACS Judges Award for 2021 Best Entry
Documentary Gold Award winner
Chris Benny
On The Fence
Chris Benny
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