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Our friends at the MRC, who for a number of years have sponsored the MRC Encouragement Award to a Promising Filmmaker, have asked we pass on a few exciting opportunities to our members.

Also if you haven't already, don't forget to RSVP for our DAVE & Legals Night by tomorrow night Saturday 21st of March. It's on Monday 23rd March @ Anifex @ 1830. Thanks from the Pres.

I'm looking forward to reading our next profile, it's on one of our loyal sponsors.....


Academy Award nominated director David Bradbury’s masterclass "Keep the Camera Rolling No Matter What!” is on Tuesday 31 March, 6-8PM.

The masterclass title is a nod to legendary Vietnam war news cameraman/correspondent Neil Davis and is a mantra which has served David Bradbury well for 36 years. Bradbury will take masterclass attendees on a filmmakers “how-to” journey from his Oscar nominated film Frontline, to being ambushed in Cambodia during the making of Public Enemy Number One, his experiences in-country documenting Chile: Hasta Quando? and Nicaragua: No Pasaran right through to the making of The Crater, A Vietnam War Story and his latest film Waging Peace.

This is an incredible opportunity for filmmakers to get an insight into Bradbury’s masterful one-man cinéma vérité style that has been his trademark technique for the last 36 years. The Keep the Cameras Rolling No Matter What Masterclass takes place at the Mercury Cinema on Tue 31 March, 6-8pm. The Masterclass FREE for MRC members and $20 for non-members. To booking phone 08 8410 0979.

David Bradbury Masterclass
Tue 31 March, 6-8pm | Mercury Cinema
Tickets: Masterclass is FREE for MRC members and $20 for non-members.
Bookings: Phone the MRC on 08 8410 0979
Facebook event:

Catch the SA premiere Bradbury’s doco The Crater, A Vietnam War Story with a Q&A on Monday 30 March at 7pm as part of the Mercury Cinema’s new season of Adelaide Cinematheque.


Next Saturday 28 March, Flickerfest Short Film Festival hits the Mercury Cinema with its 2015 tour programme ‘Short Films - Licensed To Thrill’. A jam packed day beginning with a FREE masterclass with the festival’s director Bronwyn Kidd and followed by screening of the International and Local “Best Of” programmes.

In her masterclass, Bronwyn Kidd will talk through the "how to" of getting your short film seen, festival strategy, marketing and tips that have taken Flickerfest entrants to the top of their game. Celebrating 24 years of short film excellence Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Flickerfest session and booking info
Sat 28 March | Mercury Cinema
4pm: Filmmaker workshop presented by Flickerfest director, Bronwyn Kidd
6pm: International Programme
Drinks from 8.15pm
9pm: Best of Australian Shorts

Tickets: Single session: $15 / $12 | Both sessions: $25 / $20 includes complimentary drinks between sessions. To book call 8410 1934 or book online at
Filmmaker workshop: Free of charge. Registration required, phone the MRC on 08 8410 0979
Facebook event:


Cinephiles unite! Adelaide’s finest year-round screening program, Adelaide Cinematheque has been revealed and launches for 2015 on Thursday 26 March, 7pm with the 50th anniversary screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s film noir classic Alphaville.

Then get along to the Mercury Cinema every Monday and Thursday night at 7pm as we roll out season upon season of the very best arthouse, retrospective and classic titles that you SHOULD have seen from Yentl to The Colour Purple, Casablanca to Donnie Darko, from Stalker to Babe the programme is bursting at the seams.

Cinematheque memberships start at $40 / conc $30 and can be purchased over the phone 8410 1934 or online at

NAB Sleuth & ProAV Solutions night

Video Production Specialist at ProAV Solutions, Daniel Charlton, will be heading over the NAB this year again to check out the latest and greatest.

On his return he will be hosting an event at Pro AV Solutions covering whats new and what to look out for during the year.

This event will be on Thursday April 23rd starting at 6pm running until late as it will also be the unofficial opening of the new office.

The presentation will start @ 6.30 and all ACS members are welcome and ProAv Solutions will provide food and beverages for the evening too!

If any of the members would like Daniel to check out something specifically for them at NAB please email him.



When first assistant director and associate producer Philip Hearnshaw passed away in 2012, his wife Catherine Griff received assistance from the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS) – an organisation she had previously never heard of. In fact, it has been doing its discreet best since 1931.

According to Griff, her husband gave an enormous amount to the industry; he was always “helping out people that were new” she said. “So it felt right the industry in turn cared enough about him to offer us help”.

The MPIBS assisted Griff and her teenage son with funeral expenses and would periodically send small amounts of money to help with bills: “the amounts are not very big, but the gesture is very important. Having little dollops to help with electricity or phone bills ... I just cannot emphasize how much it did help.”

Griff is careful to note that any assistance received is not necessarily ongoing. “You’re not asking for long term help. The MPIBS are seeking to help you in the short term” she said. “The original crisis period” is where the assistance is “really important” and help also came from Kennedy Miller Mitchell, who were “incredibly generous.”

Encouraging other organisations to donate to the fund, Griff said “it would make a huge difference to their corporate image” by donating to the MPIBS.

To donate, please visit our website for more information. or you can donate at any of our events - just talk to Mylene or Ernie, you never know, maybe you'll be needing MPIBS assistance one day......

Looking for a great gift?

Why not buy a framed picture from our Freeze Frame Exhibition.

There are 50 great stills taken by our members. Check them out on our website

The images are available for sale and part proceeds will assist our branch. Framed $150 inc GST and unframed $100 inc GST.

If you want to buy go to

Of course you could always buy some ACS merch which is listed below.

Pick up your Awards

Please pick up your memory sticks or drives of your 2014 entries ASAP from Anifex during business hours.

Pictures from the 2014 awards night are on our our website:

Gold winning clips are up on National Gold Sponsor Showreelfinder site, check them out:

Know an ACS CineKid?

If so encourage them to join our newest membership category. - ACS CineKids - has been created to encourage and foster interested kids up to the age of 15 years to participate and take an active hands-on approach to Cinematography.

An ACS CineKids Member is a young person, 15 years or under, who has a passion for cameras and filmmaking. ACS CineKids will receive a Welcome Pack with a membership certificate, membership card, note pad and pen, access to our E news both National & State, and various screenings and workshops, along with mentoring from our ACS cinematographers.

To find out more and how to join ACS CineKids click on the following link:

ACS Membership Categories »

ACS Merchandise available

Our lastest design, also has an ACS logo on the back!

ACS Hoodie
ACS Spray Jacket
ACS Ladies Tees - Cool New design
ACS Mens Tees - Cool New design
ACS Tees - Original design
ACS Beanie
ACS Mug Pen Notebook

Upcoming Dates

2015 events to come including Colour Grading, Drones, New lighting and much more. Maybe you can suggest something? If so email the Pres and we'll see what we can do. Thanks.

March 23 Legal Issues & D.A.V.E.

April 6 Committee Meeting

May 1 Reception at Government House Hobart
May 2 2015 ACS National Awards in Tasmania at MONA in Hobart!
May 3 National AGM in Hobart

May 11 Committee Meeting

May 29 Sponsorship Proposals Distribution & Invoice for Membership Renewals

June 1 Committee Meeting

June 30 Membership Fees Due

July 1 Accreditation Submissions Open & Call for Committee Nominations

July 6 Committee Meeting

July 31 Accreditation Submissions Close

August 10 SA AGM

August 14 SA/WA Award Entry Opens

August 21 Chase Sponsorship Assets

September 18 SA/WA Award Entry Closes

September 7 Committee Meeting

September 26, 27 & 28 SA/WA Awards Judging & Deadline for Sponsorship Assets

September 29 Award Ticket Sales Open

October 5 Committee Meeting

October 23 Deadline for Award Tickets

October 31 2015 35th Annual SA/WA ACS Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide

November 5 Committee Meeting

December 7 Committee Meeting

December 14 Christmas Drinks

ACS SA Branch Facebook page

The ACS SA branch 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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ACS merchandise is available from ACS HQ Manager:
Note: prices include GST

A special run of Ladies Tees with the new design are available:
Size 10 - 92cm
Size 12 - 96 cm
Size 14 - 104cm
Size 16 - 110cm
Mens sizes, new design:
Small - 106cm
Medium - 112cms
Large - 116cms
XL - 122cms
XXL - 128cms

If you are in Sydney go and check out our HQ, it has a wonderful camera archive, a great library, wonderful coffee, free internet, access to computers with Final Cut and more. HQ can also be hired to shoot interviews etc and it's conveniently located in Ridge St North Sydney with a parking station opposite, just contact ACS HQ Manager: or assistant manager Richard Wilmot to make sure someone will be there to show you around.

New AFTRS courses for 2015

Next year, AFTRS is offering all new courses, from online introductory awards to a three-year BA and two Masters degrees.

Their two new introductory courses provide a basic 6 week intro to film or radio. They are entirely delivered online, so they are available to anyone wherever they live and whatever their work hours. They do not require merit selection: they are opent to anyone to enrol.

So why not check out what AFTRS has to offer at


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