SA eNews April 2012

RedDog screening and Q&A

Multi award winning Director of Photography Geoff Hall ACS will present a screening of the very successful Australian feature film RedDog followed by a Q&A session after the screening.

Monday April 23 in the SAFC's new theatre @ 6:30pm sharp followed by drinks, snacks and the Q&A.

This event is free to ACS members who RSVP via the link below and they can nominate 1 free guest as well. RSVP is essential for the check list and catering, thank you.

Click here to RSVP for RedDog Screening & Q&A »

Phone-tography Competition

The ACS SA branch is having a phone-tography competition.

Phone-tography? You may well ask!

Well we are after are photos taken at work, on set, on location, photos related to filming, but the photos MUST be taken on a Phone and then submitted into our Phone-tography competition. It's not just about the image but could also be about the subject matter, the location, the people, the occasion. You could win a CASH PRIZE with a total prize pool of $875.

The photos must be taken after April 1 2012 and submitted before 31/7/2012 will be judged in 4 Categories:

1. Best composition
2. Most creative
3. Funniest photo
4. People's Choice (voting for Cat 4 will take place @ 2012 AGM)


1. Entry is free and only open to SA branch ACS members
2. Photos must be taken on a Phone after 1/4/12 and submitted before 31/7/12
3. Photos to be taken "On the Job" i.e at work, on set, on location
4. Entrants agree by the act of entering the ACS SA branch Phonetography Competition that they give the ACS the right to publish the photos as they see fit
5. To enter email please ensure your phone #, name and category you wish to enter are sent with each entry
6. Please consider the photos may be seen publicly
7. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and binding. The judges may use their discretion and not award all prizes
8. Winners will be announced at the SA branch AGM in August

1st Prize in Category $100
2nd Prize in Category $75
3rd Prize in Category $50
People's Choice $200

Click here for phonetography comp email address »

Book Now - ACS National Awards for Cinematography

The 2012 National ACS Awards for Cinematography will be held in Sydney on Saturday May 5 at the Manly Pacific to be hosted by Ray Martin, with a very special guest from Canberra making an appearance and with entertainment from our very own Pieter de Vries and his All Stars.

The announcement of all the Tripod winners along with the Special Contribution Awards, the International Award for Cinematography and culminating with the MILLI Award winner, is always something very special.

There will also be some fantastic door prizes courtesy of our ACS National Sponsors and a chance to win Limited Edition Book #1 of The Shadowcatchers: A History of Australian Cinematography.

Sponsors, members, friends and colleagues, please support the Society and our fellow ACS cinematographers by booking your tickets without delay. Simply click on the link below for all the information you need.

Click here to book your tickets for the 2012 ACS National Awards »

Vote Now for ACS International Award

Don't forget to have your say in the International Award for Cinematography. Voting closes in the next two days, so don't miss out!

This award is for Excellence in Cinematography and is open to ANY feature film cinematographer working on the international stage. The nominated Cinematographer does not have to be a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and may be of any nationality. You must be an ACS Member to nominate, and only your first nomination will be accepted.

Choose from the nominated films below:
Black Swan - Matthew Libatique ASC
True Grit - Roger Deakins BSC ASC
The Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Eduardo Serra AFC ASC
Jane Eyre - Adriano Goldman
Moneyball - Wally Pfister ASC
The Ides of March - Phedon Papamichael ASC
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski ASC

Click here to cast your vote for the ACS International Award »

The Shadowcatchers - Order Now

The Shadowcatchers: a history of cinematography in Australia, is a stylish and beautifully produced 288-page coffee table book containg over 380 photographs of working cinematographers taken on film sets from 1901 to the present, along with a ground-breaking historical text, biographies and anecdotes from some of the great characters of our industry.

Only 2000 of the standard edition of the book will be published, and we know they will go fast. Please note that the hardbound collector's edition (signed by the Society's Academy Award winners) will be limited to 250 numbered copies, so if you want to reserve one for yourself or for a friend be sure to order asap.

The hard cover Limited Edition of 250 copies is $250 per book inc GST, signed by the ACS Oscar winners, and the soft cover Edition of 2,000 copies at $66 per book inc GST. Postage for both editions is additional.

Order by clicking the link below. The launch of The Shadowcatchers will be at the end of May.

Click here to access The Shadowcatchers downloadable order form »

Want to become an SA Branch Sponsor?

Click on the link below to contact SA Sponsorship coordinator, Ernie Clark ACS. We have varying priced packages available so why not ask for a SA Sponsorship Proposal.

Contact SA Sponsorship Coordinator »

SA Branch on Facebook

The ACS SA branch now has its own Facebook page.

We will use this page to advertise upcoming events, as well as create photo albums of Awards and Trade Nights.

To become a fan, go to the link below and click the 'like' button.

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The SA Branch appreciates the support of our National Sponsors.


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