SA eNews Mid October - Book NOW! SA & WA 2015 Awards Oct 31 - Wastelander Screening & Q&A - Geoffrey Simpson ACS @ Adeaide Film Fest - plus More!


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Awards Bookings Now Open

From the Pres.........

After a tough judging weekend where over 130 entries were assessed our awards are just around the corner.

I know it's scary but our 35th Annual Awards for Cinematography are on Halloween night, Saturday October 31 starting at 6pm. Tickets are to be collected at the venue the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley Street.

We are strating with nibbles at 6pm then onto a theatre style presentation of the awards, followed by a sit down dinner & dessert buffet. There are lots of great door prizes too!

So get your spooky / sexy / disgusting / creative / skanky / unbelievable halloween super suit together (otherwise dress smart!) and join us for a night of fun, awards, food, door prizes and more. We will have a photo booth to get great pics of you in your fantastic creations.

On the Saturday afternoon @ 1230 before the awards, we are holding a Wastelander Panda Screening & Q&A held which will be co-hosted with Australian Society of Editors (ASE). Although this is a free event for ACS members it is essential to book tickets as seats are limited. 1230 for 1pm start, 1 hour screening followed by Q&A, finish by 3pm.

Sponsors please note if you haven't already sent me your assets for the Awards Compile and Program please do so post haste and don't forget to reserve your comp tickets online as per your sponsorship level - #'s stated in the Sponsorship Proposal.

Recently people have mentioned how much they like the new ACS T shirt so don't forget you can buy them from the ACS Online shop. details later in this eNews.

Book now for Wastelander Panda screening and Q&A

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Adelaide Film Festival ACS industry priced tickets!

Adelaide Film Festival opens Thursday october 15.

ACS members can receive special ticket prices. Just flash your ACS membership card when purchasing tickets or go to the link below to book them online.

Hope you've also picked your flicks by now – or at least narrowed down your wish list! With over 180 films from home and around the globe, the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival event smorgasbord of cinematic treats.

Featuring the best of local, Australian and internationally produced films, with an eclectic mix of cinema, television, art and the moving image – plus the one night only reunion of Festival ambassadors and screen favourites, the duelling Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, as they host the Ultimate Quiz night.

Off the screen but on topic are the Talks and Forums, see flier below.

Tickets online and on sale now – and from Thursday 15th On Screen As Well!

See you at the Festival.

Click to book AFF tickets online »

The Film You... Shot with Geoffrey Simpson ACS & Bryan Mason

Internationally renowned (and Adelaide born) cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson ACS (Shine, Under the Tuscan Sun, Romulus My Father, Satellite Boy ) will bring us the war stories behind his career including his 176 shoot in China this year on Chen Kiage's A Monk Come Down the Mountain .

Join local ACS member Bryan Mason for a candid conversation with Geoffrey Simpson as part of the Adelaide Film Festival. Free event @ Mercury Cinema Sunday 25/10/15, 2 to 3pm.

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Wrap up of the Business of being a Cinematographer

Michelle is pleased to recieve a bottle of thank you bubbles from the SA Pres

Our information night on Monday September 14 outlining how to help run a successful career in the film industry was a great success. Accountant, Michelle McAvaney, from Pledge Accountants instructed us on things like:

Should I have an ABN? Register for the GST? Be a Pty Ltd? Register a business name? How often should I invoice? What should be on an invoice? Record keeping / filing. What sort of insurances should I have; personal liability, equipment? When should I do my tax return?

What are some of the deductions can I legitimately claim: work clothes, car use, petrol, sunscreen, going to the movies, ACS membership?

This was be followed by a special screening of the Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC Q&A that was held at the AFTRS Cinema. This was very well received.

SONY announces a Short Film Competition

Sony have announced a short film competition, where the grand prize is the brand new PXW-FS5 handheld 4K camcorder.

Could I please ask you to help spread the word and post the attached graphic to your respective ACS Facebook pages, with the words:

Sony have announced a global short film competition where you could win the fantastic new PXW-FS5 handheld 4K camcorder.

Register for all the details on the link below:


ACS online shop open

Visit our online ACS shop so you can buy all the ACS merchandise you could ever want. Check it out at

You can order back issues of AC mag, copies of Shadowcatchers, replacement plaques (as long as you've won them!), ACS branded Hoodies, Spray Jackets, Ladies & Mens Tees - cool new design or the original, Caps & Beanies, Mugs, Pens or Notebooks.

Upcoming dates

2015 events to come including New lighting, Screenings with Q&A's; why don't you can suggest something?

October 6 Committee Meeting

October 23 Deadline for Award Tickets

October 31 Wastelander Panda Screening & Q&A held in co-hosted with ASE

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

2016 March 30 National Awards in Adelaide

ACS CineKids

You might know someone who may want to be 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:

Click to access the CineKids membership application form »

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 Facebook posts

We are ramping up our Facebook posts so no matter what you're up to regarding filming why not let us know.

Go on, click this FB link now and tell us what your doing. »


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