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17th October 2023

ACS NSW October drop-in
Thursday 19th October 6pm

Behind The Camera
Screening and Q&A
To coincide with the Action! Film and War Exhibition at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, please join us for a screening and Q&A of the film Behind The Camera with cinematographer and director Neale Maude (pictured above).

He will be joined by Ray Martin AM and Daniel Eisenberg from the Australian War Memorial as well as war cinematographers Andy Taylor ACS and Michael Cox who will discuss the film with members and answer all your questions.

Andy Taylor ACS
Michael Cox embedded in Iraq
If you have ever wondered what it is like working as a war cinematographer and the challenges you face not just staying alive but being in a position to capture the kinds of impactful images that communicate the essential truths of the conflict, then this night is for you!
It will be an amazing night!
Thursday 19th October 6pm
ACS HQ : Level 2, 26 Ridge Street North Sydney
MORE Information about the Action! Film and War Exhibition
And Just Announced!
ACS Member Special Offer
FREE Private Curator's Tour
10am Friday 20th November
at the State Library of NSW
Join Curator, Dan Eisenberg at the NSW State Library at 10 am Friday Nov 20th, the morning after the Drop In, for a FREE guided tour of the Action! Film and War Exhibition.

The exhibition explores the use of film to document the experiences of Australian Defence Force personnel overseas, and showcases the role of film to promote, report on, and recreate events from our military history, from before the First World War until today.  

Through expertly chosen objects, images and stories, the visitor is challenged to consider the tensions between fact and fiction in the moving image‚Äôs quest to truthfully record history while also telling the best story. The exhibition also explores feature film narratives which collectively share war stories with broad audiences and frame how history is remembered. 

RSVP for the FREE Guided Tour HERE
State Library of New South Wales, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney.
ACS NSW & ACT Awards

Saturday 4th November 2023 6pm.
Welcome everyone to our NSW & ACT Branch Awards for 2023 to be held in the Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Sydney and hosted by the inimitable Ray Martin AM.  Please book your tickets asap using the booking link below.
Please note that we have opted for 'cabaret' seating this year, where every attendee has a good view towards the video walls and the main stage, but that this limits seating at each table to 8 people. Your ticket includes drinks, canapes, dinner and the awards ceremony.
The quality of submissions was very high this year and it's going to be a wonderful night. See you there!
And Announcing our Guest of Honour!
Allan Collins ACS
We are thrilled to be joined on the night by trailblazing cinematographer Allan Collins ACS. Since starting as trainee at Imparja Television in Alice Springs in 1991 and graduating from AFTRS in 1996, Allan has photographed some of the most beautiful images of the Australian landscape and it's people. Winning both the AFI and IF awards for best cinematography on his first feature 'Beneath Clouds', Allan has gone on to screenings, accolades and awards around the world including Cannes, Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.
Allan is a dear friend to many in our society and has mentored and provided opportunity for many more. Please join us to celebrate the 2023 NSW & ACS Awards with Allan.
L to R with some old mates, David Tranter, Aaron Pederson, Allan Collins ACS and Murray Lui


As you think about all the people on your projects...
we ask you to be mindful & think about
who is in your crew...

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