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ACS South Australian Branch


Early April 2022

Bookings Close April 21 for National Awards & Events
Credit Maker Applications Close April 11
52nd Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography
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Yep, only two weeks left to book tix to the Awards and ancillary events as they close April 21, so book now via this link Bookings - ACS National Awards as numbers are limited at all venues. All booking links are available from this page, so BOOK NOW!

The prestigious 2022 National ACS Awards for Cinematography will be held in Adelaide at the Hilton Hotel on Victoria Square on April 30th beginning with pre-dinner drinks at 6pm. Our MC is the fabulous Ray Martin AM and please note this is a black tie event and the highlight of the ACS year.  At these Awards you can see the best of the best work from Australian DoP's and it's a chance to mix with some of the best cinematographers in Australia. We hope to see you at our 52nd National Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide and help us celebrate the legacy of outgoing National ACS President Ron Johanson OAM ACS and to welcome our new National President Erika Addis.

Over the Awards weekend these other events, which are free for ACS members and sponsors, are to be held at at the Mercury CX Cinema, 13 Morphett St Adelaide include:

A special Screening and Q&A of The Dry with DoP Stefan Duscio ACS and moderator Kim Batterham ACS sponsored by PANAVISION on Friday night April 29th The Bar will open at 6pm (buy your own) for a 6:30pm screening followed by the Q&A.

Immediately following the Q&A enjoy the ROSCO - LEITZ sponsored Drinks & delicious Wood Oven Fired Pizzas you saw it first! WOOD OVEN FIRED PIZZAS!! 
 in the Mercury CX foyer and outside, so maybe dress warm as we will be going through until 11:30pm. ACS Members and Sponsors Only.

On the following Saturday morning starting at 10 on April 30th, we'll have the popular Meet the Nominees session sponsored by ARRI Australia with Kim Batterham ACS once again moderating. We'll have as many nominated DoP's of differing genres on the panel that's possible.

Bookings for the Awards and the ancillary events are via Bookings - ACS National Awards All booking links are available on this page, so get in early as there are limits at the venues and note that all bookings close by April 21st.

Remember if you are attending the awards and any of the other events please bring some cash to purchase raffle tickets with all proceeds going to the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Fund. The special prize of a Lumix GH6 camera with a 12 to 60 lens valued at over $5k is proudly sponsored by Panasonic - Lumix. Please be generous as your help is really needed and appreciated.

Please note: Bookings are required and essential for all Award events.

The National ACS Executive will hold a General Meeting following the Awards on Sunday May 1.

Credit Maker Stage 1 Applications close April 11

CREDIT MAKER 2022 is a Placement Program. It is a springboard & career accelerator into series television or other significant fiction formats for female HoDs. It builds on the success of the Shadow Directing program with the ADG, and now also includes Cinematographers and Screen Composers.

Credit Maker 2022 – ACS will place female cinematographers into being mentored and supervised by an established Supervising DP on a significant series or other scripted format, with the Placee cinematographer shooting an episode whilst supervised and securing a broadcast or other significant scripted credit.
There will be opportunities for 2-4 to Placee cinematographers at this time. Pending the schedules of the production, the Supervising DP and the Placee cinematographer, it is anticipated that two Placements will run in 2022 with a further two in 2023.

Who is the ideal candidate for Credit Maker?
Practitioners who are experienced enough to participate and earn a credit and for whom this credit making scheme will elevate and accelerate their career trajectory.
What’s the format of Credit Maker?
2-4 Placees per discipline area, making a total of 6-12 placements, are chosen to work on a long running or high-end series (one or half-hour format), or a premium fiction in other formats.
Placees are paid at award rate or industry standard practice through the provision of funding by Screen Australia.
Selection of the Placee cinematographers will be undertaken by the ACS in a combination of call- out and ‘shoulder-tap’.
Selection is not conditional on being a member of the ACS. The Placee cinematographer will either be a current member of the ACS, or membership fee will be covered by the program.

The length and remuneration of each Placement will be determined by the nature of the format and schedule of the given production, but will cover pre-production, production and some post. The production and Supervising DP must commit to the awarding of a credit for the Placee cinematographer.
In addition to the remuneration, the program has budgeted to cover all fringes for the Placee cinematographer including required superannuation.

Monies have been allocated, on an as needs-basis for Carer Costs, and Relocation Costs, to ensure potential of geographical diversity of Placees; Placee cinematographer will shadow the Supervising DP who is already employed by the long running series/short format/other scripted formats; The Supervising DP will be paid an honorarium for mentoring and supervising.

The Production entity/SPV will be paid a modest fee to cover on-costs of on-boarding and hosting the Placee;
ACS will secure the production, Supervising DP and Placee cinematographer and negotiate the placement, ensuring that a Credit will be afforded the Placee cinematographer.

The ACS oversees the Placee cinematographer pre, during and post placement in operational, contractual and pastoral care remits. After delivery of two Placee placements, ACS will participate with Screen Australia in a short review process, prior to proceeding with a further two placements.
What is the desired outcome for the successful recipients? What does success look like?
·  12 women, across 3 disciplines, being placed in the centre of a production and being exposed to all the relationships, networks, connections and craft enhancing experiences of scripted production;
·  12 women achieving a significant scripted credit in their chosen craft area;
·  12 women being profiled through the program in order to raise awareness of them as individual practitioners, and more widely, to lead the conversation in sector regarding parity and equity of females in their given craft area;
  • 12 women secure next credit within 18 months of program participation;
Yes, this is a Screen Australia joint partnership with the participating Guilds and Societies -
Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) – who will deliver the program.

ACS Facebook Group

All current financial ACS members can join our Facebook group. Members can post their work, connect across states, link to events, ask for advice, and put up equipment for sale, etc. To join, simply follow the link below and request to join, and one of your local committee members will approve your request. Of course, if you're not a member please don't apply as rejection is not really in our DNA.

Upcoming Dates


April 21 Bookings for the Awards & Associated Events CLOSE!
April 29 6pm PANAVISION Screening & Q&A of The Dry and 9:30pm ROSCO LEITZ Drinks & Wood Oven fired Pizzas
April 30 Saturday morning 10am to 1pm: Meet the Nominees sponsored by ARRI Australia
6PM 52nd National ACS Awards for Cinematography Hilton Hotel Victoria Square
May 1 10am to 3pm GM in Adelaide
May 9 Committee Meeting
June 7 Committee Meeting
July 5 Committee Meeting
August 1 - 21 Awards Entry Window
August 15 SA AGM & fun night
September 1 - 30 Accreditation Application Window 
September 6 Committee Meeting
October 4 Committee Meeting
October 29 42nd WA & SA Awards for Cinematography @ Frazer's Kings Park, Perth
November 1 Committee Meeting
December 5  Committee Meeting
December 12 Christmas Drinks

South Australia Gold Sponsors
AADC logo        AMPCO Studios logo        Kojo logo        Picture Hire Australia logo        Pro AV Solutions logo

South Australia Silver Sponsors
Anifex logo        Best FX logo        Digital Pigeon logo        Mercury CX logo

South Australia Bronze Sponsor
Sponsor ACS SA logo

National Major Sponsor
Fujifilm Australia logo

National Diamond Sponsor
Creamsource 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        C R Kennedy logo        Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo
Lemac logo        Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo        XM2 logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Mark Robinson Motion Control logo        RED logo        Rotor Head logo
Sura logo        TecArt logo        Vimo Cine logo

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

South Australian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
PO Box 212, KENT TOWN, SA 5071

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