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  • Christmas Drinks
  • Special Arri Event
  • President's Address
  • Thank You from the Committee
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 (excluding booking fees). Spots are strictly limited so get in early!


Date: Thursday 17th December, 2020

Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Venue: Soapbox Beer, 89 Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley

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Arri Australia - Special End of Year Event
Special End of Year Event with Arri Australia! Watch this space and our social media channels to keep up to date. 


Date: Thursday 10th December, 2020

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: TBA

Presidents Address
Hi everyone,
This year we all experienced the first ever truly global event. Covid-19 has reached every continent with terrible consequences in many countries. Australians in general and Queenslanders in particular have benefitted from the strong controls imposed by our governments. The net benefit for the screen industry in QLD has been positive, with many Australian and international productions seeking locations here for their shoots. The evidence shows that the majority of members are busy shooting, which is a great way to end up this extraordinary year.
In another first, the ACS QLD Awards went 100% virtual this year, and my very warm thanks to everyone on the committee who made it happen – especially Tim Jordin, Brian Loewe, Mick Fanning, Julian Panetta, Alex Shingles, Justin Hartwell and our friend the editor Navaz Illava. Thanks to all our judges, who worked in isolation, and thanks to every member who recorded the strangest of acceptance speeches – without knowing if or what you had won!
In 2020 the ACS has continued to increase its engagement with those who previously may not have seen the ACS, as a place for them - women, Indigenous and Islander Australians and other marginalised groups. Acknowledgement of Mabo Day, International Women’s Day and Naidoc week events are significant steps. And the social media campaign #whoisinyourcrew created by Bonnie Elliott ACS gained widespread local and international attention.
And of course, many of us are following the trailblazing work led by Greg Fraser ACS ASC on the Mandalorian, which has brought attention to the next great technological frontier that will become increasingly widespread – using the capability of 3D game engines to render live action and digital environments in real time at very high resolution.
What we do is see. We look upon that which is around us and we see it deeply, for all the sub text and all the detail it contains - be it confronting or beautiful. And try to translate what we see into images that have meaning embedded in them, that engages and moves the audience. We are very fortunate to work in a field that combines artistry with exceptional technology and to work with gifted colleagues. The calibre of the work done by Queensland cinematographers is world class and something to be proud of. But never forget that everyone starts out small and our journeys are made possible by those who help us along the way. Gratitude is a vital and important part of our practice.
I’m grateful for the opportunities ACSQLD continues to afford me, and the camaraderie of so many I’ve met through my ACS connections. I wish you all safe and happy holidays over December January with friends and family. I hope you stay cool!
Thank You
To our members, thank you for a fantastic yet eventful year. Although COVID has greatly affected our industry, our community remains resilient. Without your contributions,we would not be as large, welcoming and filled with knowledge, growth and respect:

President - Erika Addis

Vice President - Tim Jordin
Vice President - Julian Panetta

Secretary - Alexander Shingles

Treasurer - Mick Fanning

Memberships - Rio Zouzoulas-Cabello

Newsletter - Kevin Nguyen

Social Media - Mark Broadbent
Social Media - Justin Hartwell

Digital News - Lucas Tomoana

Committee Members

Ron Johanson OAM ACS, Jerry Mutagubya, Audra Murray, Shing Fung Cheung, Joanne Kenny, Brendan WIlliams ACS, Brian Loewe
Jake Koning, Rachel Sieger

Hall of Fame

Jim Gilbert ACS, Ron Johanson OAM ACS


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


John Radel ACS, Brendam Williams ACS, Mark Wareham ACS, John Toon NZCS ACS, Ian Thorburn ACS, John Stokes ACS, Anthony Sines ACS, Brett Ramsay ACS, Brian Breheny ACS, Glen Carruthers ACS, Richard Chapelle ACS, Simon Christidis ACS, Peter Collins ACS, Andrew Conder ACS SOC, Bradley Dillon ACS, Richard Fitzpatrick ACS, Jason Hargreaves ACS, Leigh Hugbner ACS, Robert Humphreys ACS, Steve Isaac ACS, Aron Leong ACS, Tony Luu ACS, Julian Mather ACS, Tim McGahan ACS, Rory McGuinness ACS, Wade Muller HKSC ACS, Ben Nott ACS, Nick Paton ACS, Richard Bell ACS, Tony O’Loughlan SOC ACS, Matt Peterson ACS, Gerard Lambkin ACS, Joel Lawrence ACS, Cameron Bauer ACS, Allan Hardy ACS, Christian Fitzpatrick ACS


Paul Webb, Linton Vivian, David Russell, Jan Reichle, Erika Addis, Annie Benzie, Mark Broadbent, Evan Burrows, Michael Charlton, Shing Fung Cheung, Mic Collis, Philip Gibb, Brenton Hill, Scott Kimber, Geoffrey Owen, Quinn Pfitzner, Lav Bodnaruk, David Brooks, Lucas Tomoana, Daniel Maddock, Simon Woods, Mitch Kennedy, Darryl Grams, Michael Fleming, Colin Larsen, Abraham Zuniga-Garay, Joshua Zaini, Dan Macarthur, Ian MacAuslane, Ben Cotgrove, Benjamin Foley, Lincoln Williams, Mark Deadman, Brendan Shambrook, Benjamin King, Hemma Kearney, Jake Jelicich, Matthew Davies, Keshia Smith, Jake Koning, Francis Thompson, Samudranil Chatterjee, Matt Bamkin, Judith Kalman, Justin Hartwell, Stegan Jose, Esteban Rivera, Julian Panetta, Stephen Ribeiro, Damien Bredberg, Marc Smith, Alex Li, James Cannon, Mike Calvino, Caleb Ware, Alexander Schultz, Rhys Jones, Arun Ketsirat, Amy Creighton, Nicholas Leggat, Declan Sinclair, Michael Hanson, Joshua Maguire, David Aponas, Patrick Van Weeran, Jamie Brooks, James Edwards, Luke Bickley, Serzas Lazaris, Bradley Weeks, Benjamin Knibb

Camera Crew

Erin Houselander, Warren Lazarides, Woting Cai, Davi Soesilo, Cody Richardson, Bryan Meakin, Bryan Crawford, Tim Jordin, Brian Loewe, Jem Rayner, Robert Bakken, Pablo Mejia-Lopez, Audra Murray, Nathan Frost, Victoria Stevens, Stewart Wilson, Peter Szilveszter, Andrew Jackson, Rachel Sieger, Jake Malpass, Mark Desiatov, Byron D’Arcy, Jay Palmer, Duncan Scott, Joshua Logan, Madelyn Kilkenny, Connor Nierfeld, Connal Plunkett, Clayton Lloyd, Nicholas Maguire, Liam Brennan, Faramarz K-Rahber, Dainius Mekas, Timothy Carr, Alexander Shingles, Josh Bailey, Elliot Deem, Rio Zouzoulas-Cabello, Brandon Harrison, Luis Antonio Bran, Lachlan McGlip, Lingao (Gary) Li, Ming-Chun (Jacky) Kao, Robert Norton, Phoebe Green, Daniel Meldrum, Richard Boniface, Tina Eastley


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


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


Dan Hodgson, Damon Hamilton, Reece Grocott, Daniel Harkin, Alfred Nuupoto, Malcolm Wai,
Kelvin Chan, Zherileen Sicangco, Brianna Reye, Charlie Falconer, Kevin Nguyen, Shay-Lee Smith, Jachin Dahlitz, Matthew Baumann, Alfred Beales, James Williams, Ryan Jackson, Lili Corrias-Smith, Jarrod Yates, Gilberto Roque, Scott Hazell, Lachlan Mears


Tori Aston


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On the Horizon...
  • December Committee Meeting - 8th December
  • National AGM - 7th May
  • The 50th ACS National Awards (hosted in ACT) - 8th May

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 Australia logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        Panasonic logo        Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo
Sony logo        The Post Lounge logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        ARRI Australia logo        Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo
Lighthouse Rentals logo        Miller Australia logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo        VA Hire logo
Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        RED logo        Rosco logo
Rotor Head logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo

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Australian Cinematographers Society
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