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  • ACS Queensland General Branch Meeting
  • GOMA - Eye of the Storm : The Cinematography of John Seale
  • 2023 Accreditation Entries
  • ACS Queensland Encouragement Program Participants
  • Dates to remember
ACS Queensland General Branch Meeting
Tuesday 19th September
6pm for 6.30 sharp meeting 
Come in Person at Soapbox Beer 89 Gipps St Fortitude Valley or via Zoom Webinar link below.
Previously known as the Annual General Meeting, this meeting is attended by the current Queensland Committee and open to all Queensland members.
At this meeting all office bearing positions are declared open and voting takes place to determine composition of the Queensland Committee for the following 12 months.

It's a fairly brief meeting involving just a presentation of the financial report and a spill of all committee positions, followed by a vote for the new committee. This is your opportunity to be involved in the society. If you attend in person, the bar at Soapbox will be open for socialising with your fellows.

Please note that only current Corporate members of the ACS Qld Branch are able to vote. Corporate membership categories consist of: Accredited (including Retired), Full (including Retired), Life and Active.
Registration Link to ACS QLD BGM Zoom Webinar
Those wishing to nominate for positions on the Committee must complete a Nomination Form and return it to Qld Secretary Natalie Dundas by midnight on 12th September 2023 AEST.
Positions include President, 2x Vice Presidents, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Committee Member.
ACS QLD Committee Nomination Form Download Link
Those wanting to vote but not able to attend must complete a Proxy Form also due by midnight on 12th September 2023 AEST.
Proxy Form Download Link
Please Email completed Nomination and Proxy forms to Natalie Dundas at [email protected], or post your form to the address below:
QLD Secretary
Australian Cinematographers Society
21 Johnstone St 
Sherwood Qld 4075

GOMA - Eye of the Storm : 
The Cinematography of John Seale
GOMA has an exciting event coming up focusing on the cinematography of John Seale AM ACS ASC featuring screenings of many of his films as well as an in person conversation on the 23rd of September.
When :8th of September - 4th of October
Where : GOMA
This is a GOMA event and further details available on the GOMA website.


Australian cinematographer John Seale is the Oscar-winning eye behind the lens of some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments. This program celebrates the richness and diversity of his body of work, drawing from a career that spanned across six decades.
Born in Warwick, Queensland, Seale began his career as a camera assistant for the ABC before establishing himself as one of Australia’s most celebrated cinematographers, with films such as Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Ozploitation stunt-spectacular Deathcheaters 1976 and the Gold Coast neo-noir Goodbye Paradise 1983.
Making his Hollywood debut shooting the thriller Witness 1985 for fellow Australian Peter Weir Seale’s bold use of colour and creative lensing quickly caught the eye of major American filmmakers. Over the subsequent years, he found acclaim for his cinematographic work on Rain Man 1989, The Firm 1993 and The English Patient 1996 – the latter of which earning him the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
His collaboration with George Miller on the groundbreaking blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 was internationally celebrated for its innovative camerawork and aesthetic extravagance. Seale would make reunite one final time with Miller on the fantastical romance Three Thousand Years of Longing 2022 before announcing his retirement from filmmaking.

In Conversation: John Seale


When : 1.30pm, Sat 23 Sep 2023 | Free, no bookings required

Join us for an in-person In Conversation event with Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer John Seale, as he discusses his fascinating career and his collaborations with some of Hollywood's most celebrated filmmakers.

Link for more information
2023 ACS Accreditation Entries
ACS Accreditation is the highest honour to an ACS member !!

If you have been winning several ACS Gold awards at the State and possibly National levels, then maybe you should consider submitting for Accreditation.

Submissions are accepted annually and Accreditation assessments take place at our National HQ in the second half of each year.  It will be announced during the Queensland ACS Awards night.   This year, entries are open between 1st September and 21st September. Submissions will not be accepted after 21st September.

Entry Open -    NOW

Entry Close -  21st September 2023

Accreditation Submission Guidelines
ACS Queensland Encouragement Program Participants

The Encouragement Program is underway, Mentors and Mentees have been selected and paired, congratulations to everyone involved.  Surely it is going to be a worthwhile and wonderful experience to everyone involved.  

Here is a recap on what the program is about :

The Encouragement Program is a mentorship program designed to encouraged young cinematographers to engaged in positive interaction with experienced cinematographers on industry experiences, techniques, creatives critiques and further understanding into becoming a working cinematographer.

From sucessful applications of Mentees and Mentors, we will match vou in pairs and then we will set up an introduction
conversation to determine what both parties (especially the Mentee) hope to gain out of this program. After that. it is up to you both to arrange a time to conduct the mentorship. The program is structured to be 2 x 1 hour long conversations over a 2 months period. Members or the ACS will contact Mentors and Mentees In between conversations to check progress.
All meetings will be done on digital platform, a choice between mentors & mentees such as on Zoom or Skype. etc.

Here is the list of Participants that has been paired :

Jason Hargreaves ACS - Remy Webber
Shing Fung Cheung - Sara Holguin
Julian Panetta - Chris Shor
Mark Broadbent  ACS - Damon Hamilton
Lucas Tomoana - Tara Phillips
Chris Bland ACS - Bob Hsiung
Nick Paton ACS  - Kelly Mcilvenny
Dan Macarthur - Belle Hafenstein
Declan Sinclair - Lachlan Horrigan
Peter Szilveszter - Dustin Hadden

Thank you for your interest !!  

For those applications that are unsuccessful we are sorry that we cannot include you this time around because we only have a limited number of Mentors.  However we are hoping to do it again next year, so keep an eye out for more information. 


Dates to Remember
A lot of things are happening with ACS Queensland so a summary to please keep these dates in your diary

ACS Queensland Committee Nomination Form Due - 12th September 2023

ACS Queensland General Branch Meeting - 19th September  2023

ACS accreditation submission closes - 21st September 2023

2023 Queensland ACS Awards - Saturday 25th November 2023

2024 National ACS Awards - Saturday 4th May 2024 

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