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Queensland Screen Industry - Christmas Drinks
It's that time of year again! Join the the guild's, societies and associations of the Queensland screen industry for a night of laughs, cheers, chat and drinks, including a free one! Tickets are $10 for member, and $15 for non-members, (excluding GST).


Date: Wedneday 11 December, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Venue: Soapbox Beer, 89 Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley

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President's Address from the ACS State Awards
The ACS began in 1958 when there was little to no Australian film industry to speak of, by men who recognised they needed to share each other’s knowledge and support to survive and that together they were stronger than if they were alone. Here’s an excerpt from the ACS Memorandum of Articles drafted at that time, the constitution of the Society if you like.
The objects for which the ACS is established include:- 

        2.6.  To consider all questions affecting the interests of the craft of cinematography and to initiate promote watch over and consider and if necessary to petition Parliament and organise deputations in relation to measures for the protection and advancement of the craft of cinematography and those engaged therein and general measures whether legislative or otherwise affecting the craft and the practice of cinematography and to procure improvements and promote uniformity in the methods and practices of cinematography.
Our founding members had a clear goal to protect and advance the craft of cinematography itself, as well as those who practiced it.
So, where are we now 60 years on? Technology has democratised access to the means of production. Now there are many filmmakers producing all manner of interesting works that finds audiences on the world wide interweb. Everyone’s a producer and exhibitor now thanks to Vimeo and YouTube.
And what is the role of the ACS in this hybrid almost frontier landscape we now occupy? Is cinematography as we know it to be consigned to museums and archives? I believe the core business has not changed, the primary function of the ACS is still to support, protect and advance the craft of cinematography and those engaged therein.
But the cultural landscape we live and work in is very different now.  Our social values have changed massively, equal opportunity is enshrined in law, gay marriage is legal, and we operate and compete in a global economy. Marginalised and under-represented people are finding their voices and audiences more than ever before.
It’s widely acknowledged across most sectors of business that it’s now “business critical – diversify or die”. I think the ACS is facing real challenges to be relevant to the 20+ year olds of today who may never aspire to shoot feature films. But do aspire to have millions of followers on their Youtube channel. How do we reach out to them and share our values and that vision to protect and advance the craft of cinematography?
If the ACS is to thrive in the years ahead we need to diversify and get actively inclusive. If you have friends making content outside of mainstream channels I want you to be talking to them about the ACS and invite them to come and meet us.
They will increasingly be making the majority of screen content of the coming decades and they matter to the ACS.
As you watch the incredible images on the screen tonight, consider perhaps that the Golden Age of masterpieces lies not so much behind us but just around the corner, waiting to be discovered.

- Erika Addis, President of QLD ACS branch
Griffith Film School - Master's Course
The GFS Master of Screen Production (Major in Advanced Screen Production) is a future-focused program exploring national and global perspectives. 
Immerse yourself in your chosen area of specialisation of Directing, Serial Writing, Producing, Non-Fiction, Cinematography, Production Design or Visual Effects. 
With access to the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, you'll undertake industry-level coursework guided by award-winning experts and leading academics. 
Access strategic collaborations, industry-based productions, mentorships, internships, market attachments, expert masterclasses and collaborate with production houses and Guilds.

For more information, contact Erika Addis, Head of Cinematography - Griffith Film School, at

Gold Coast Film Festival - Entries Open

Submissions are now open for the Gold Coast Film Festival 2020 with over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for filmmakers. Entries are open for feature films, short films, web series' and feature film scripts.

For more information, visit
Thank You
To our members, thank you for another fantastic year. Without your contributions, this community would not be as large, welcoming and filled with knowledge, growth and respect:

Erika Addis - President

Tim Jordin - Vice President
Julian Panetta - Vice President

Josh Logan - Secretary

Mark Broadbent - Social Media Coordinator
Justin Hartwell - Social Media Assistant 

Alex Shingles - Email/Newsletter Coordinator 
Simon Woods - Email/Newsletter Assistant 

Mick Fanning - Assistant Treasurer 

Rio Zoulas - Memberships Coordinator
Kevin Nguyen - Memberships Coordinator Assistant

Erika Addis - Sponsorship Coordinator
Julian Panetta - Sponsorship Coordinator

Committee Members

Matt Bamkin, Richard Bell ACS, Mark Broadbent, Brian Flexmore, Justin Hartwell, Ron Johanson OAM ACS, Mitch Kennedy, Joanne Kenny, Clayton Lloyd, Bryan Meakin, Nick Paton ACS, Jesse Phomsouvanh, Lucas Tomoana, Brendan Williams ACS

Hall of Fame

Jim Gilbert ACS, Ron Johanson OAM ACS


Ben Cropp AM ACS, Mick Fanning, Richard Marks OAM, Nino Martinetti ACS, Paul Swain ACS


Richard Bell ACS, Brian Breheny ACS, Glen Carruthers ACS, Richard Chapelle ACS, Simon Christidis ACS, Peter Collins ACS, Andrew Conder ACS SOC, Bradley Dillon ACS, Gamal Elboushi ACS, Richard Fitzpatrick ACS, Allan Hardy ACS, Jason Hargreaves ACS, Leigh Hubner ACS, Robert Humphreys ACS, Steve Isaac ACS, Gerard Lambkin ACS, Joel Lawrence ACS, Aron Leong ACS, Tony Luu ACS, Tim McGahan ACS, Rory McGuinness ACS, Ben Nott ACS, Tony O'Loughlan ACS SOC, Nick Paton ACS, Matt Peterson ACS, John Radel ACS, Brett Ramsay ACS, Anthony Sines ACS, John Stokes ACS, Ian Thorburn ACS, John Toon NZCS ACS, Mark Wareham ACS, Brendan Williams ACS


Erika Addis, David Aponas, Matt Bamkin, Cameron Bauer, Annie Benzie, Lav Bodnaruk, Damien Bredberg, Mark Broadbent, David Brooks, Evan Burrows, Mike Calvino, James Cannon, Michael Charlton, Shing Fung Cheung, Mic Collis, Ben Cotgrove, Amy Creighton, Matthew Davies, Mark Deadman, Christian Fitzpatrick, Michael Fleming, Benjamin Foley, Philip Gibb, Darryl Grams, Michael Hanson, Justin Hartwell, Greg Henderson, Brenton Hill, Travis Hunt, Jake Jelicich, Rhys Jones, Stefan Jose, Judith Kalman, Hemma Kearney, Mitch Kennedy, Arun Ketsirat, Scott Kimber, Benjamin King, Jake Koning, Colin Larsen, Nicholas Leggat, Alex Li, Mark Lovelock, Dan Macarthur, Ian MacAuslane, Daniel Maddock, Joshua Maguire, Brett Montgomery, Wade Muller HKSC, Geoffrey Owen, Julian Panetta, Quinn Pfitzner, David Quarrell, Jan Reichle, Stephen Ribeiro, Esteban Rivera, David Russell, Alexander Schultz, Brendan Shambrook, Declan Sinclair, Keshia Smith, Marc Smith, Francis Thompson, Lucas Tomoana, Stewart Tyrrell, Linton Vivian, Caleb Ware, Paul Webb, Lincoln Williams, Simon Woods, Joshua Zaini, Abraham Zuniga-Garay

Camera Crew

Josh Bailey, Robert Bakken, Luis Antonio Bran, Liam Brennan, Leroy Button, Woting Cai, Danny Camara, Timothy Carr, Samudranil Chatterjee, Bryan Crawford, Brett Cruice, Elliott Deem, Mark Desiatov, Paul Freimanis, Nathan Frost, Brandon Harrison, Erin Houselander, Andrew Jackson, Tim Jordin, Ming-Chun (Jacky) Kao, Faramarz K-Rahber, Warren Lazarides, Lingao (Gary) Li, Clayton Lloyd, Brian Loewe, Joshua Logan, Nicholas Maguire, Jake Malpass, Margie McClymont, Lachlan McGilp, Dermot McNamara, Bryan Meakin, Pablo Mejia-Lopez, Dainius Mekas, Bunitj Miles, Audra Murray, Connor Nierfeld, Robert Norton, Jay Palmer, Connal Plunkett, Jem Rayner, Cody Richardson, Shane Rushbrook, Duncan Scott, Sarah Scragg, Alexander Shingles, Davi Soesilo, Rosie Spooner, Victoria Stevens, Peter Szilveszter, Andrew Waller, Stewart Wilson, Rio Zoulas


Bill Bennett, Leigh Christensen, Warren Eagles, Charlie Ellis, Karen Hayward, Phil Meheux BSC, Greville Patterson, Mark Toia, Mike Williams, Jack Scott


Kali Bateman, Ian Bates, Lynne Benzie, Bob Blasdall, Laura Clelland, Pam Collis, Matt Cook, Steve Cooper, Dee Deng, Michael Enders, Christopher Fleet, Daniel Graetz, Donna Hamilton, Glenn Jones, Joanne Kenny, Angela Maree Lavey-Manche, Johnny Moubarak, Grant Nielsen, Jesse Phomsouvanh, Simon Purton, Ian Quatermass, Lachlan Simpson, Michael Smith, Nicholas Stevens, Stuart Thorp, Damion Tiernan, Brian Tucker, Herman Van Eyken


Matthew Baumann, Alfred Beales, Sebastian Byrne, Kelvin Chan, Jachin Dahlitz, Byron D'Arcy, Charlie Falconer, Reece Grocott, Daniel Harkin, Dan Hodgson, Olivia Holt, Alfred Naupoto, Kevin Nguyen, Daniel Patterson, Brianna Reye, Abeer Salem, Zherileen Sicangco, Shay-Lee Smith, Malcolm Wai, Jennai Walsh, James Williams, Gabriella Zussino


Tori Aston, Maverick Wade

Queensland Gold Sponsors
Griffith University logo        Pixel Line logo        The Post Works logo

Queensland Silver Sponsors
Cameraquip logo        Cartel Film Production logo        Creative Crunchers logo        Shed Light logo

Queensland Bronze Sponsors
Essential Crew logo        Fly Film logo        Peachy Keen Colour logo        TPR Media logo        Warren Eagles Colorist logo

National Major Sponsor
FujiFilm logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Atomos logo        Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        LaCie logo        Panasonic logo
Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo        Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        Arri Australia logo        C R Kennedy & Company PTY LTD logo        Gear Head logo        Kayell Australia logo
Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Showreel Finder logo        Sun Studios logo        The Post Lounge logo
VA logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Silver Sponsors
Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Rotor Head logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        EE Group logo        Kino Flo logo
RED logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo
The Production Book logo

Queensland Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
5 Exhibition Street, BOWEN HILLS QLD 4006

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