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ACS Victoria Presents

A Zoom Webinar Event

Relic Q&A with Charlie Sarroff and Natalie Erika James


We are excited to present a Q&A discussion with Cinematographer Charlie Sarroff and Director Natalie Erika James on their debut feature film Relic.

Relic is a 2020 horror drama film directed by Natalie Erika James in her directorial debut, from a screenplay by James and Christian White. It stars Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin and Bella Heathcote.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, and was released July 10 in Australia on streaming service Stan.

Charlie will be joining us for the event from LA. This will be a Q&A event hosted by ACS Victoria Vice President Gerald Wiblin.

We highly recommend checking Relic out on Stan beforehand and also having a squizz at Charlie's impressive range of music videos and short films.

Based between Melbourne and Los Angeles, Charlie Sarroff’s short narrative ventures have earned him acclaim, collecting several awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), as well as on the international film festival circuit.

His feature debut RELIC, directed by frequent collaborator Natalie Erika James for Carver/AGBO, premiered at Sundance 2020.

His most recent feature, PINK SKIES AHEAD, shot under the direction of Kelly Oxford for Divide/Conquer & Stampede Ventures was a highly anticipated film at the SXSW 2020 Film Festival.
Natalie Erika James is a Japanese-Australian writer/director based in Melbourne, Australia.

Her debut feature, RELIC, is a psychological horror starring Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote and Robyn Nevin, produced by Carver Films & Nine Stories and supported by the Russo Brothers’ Agbo Films, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

Relic premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Program and was recently released by IFC Midnight.

Natalie is signed to WME and directs commercials and music videos through Melbourne production company, Fiction.


Date: Tuesday the 4th August, 2020
Time: 4:30pm AEST
Register For Relic Q&A Event Here
Check out the 'Relic' Trailer on Youtube Here

Who Is In Your Crew?

You may have noticed the ACS has launched a social media campaign; #WhoIsInYourCrew

Over 6 weeks, 27 Australian cinematographers share their philosophies on crewing.

Who is in your crew? It’s a simple question we can all reflect upon. 

If you don't follow our National Instagram and Facebook accounts then check them out at the links below.

Finally, if you've got some photos of your diverse crew make sure you share them and include the hashtag #WhoIsInYourCrew so we can all be involved in this important campaign.

National ACS Facebook Page
AustCine Instagram Account
WhoIsInYourCrew part #1 Video

Victorian Tasmanian Awards - Now Open

This year the Victorian and Tasmanian Awards for cinematography will be going ahead and will be held as an online streaming event on the 14th of November.

If possible we will arrange a branch get together somewhere outside in the warmth after the awards live stream. This will likely be around late November or early December and act as a social event to mark the end of the year and also to hand out award plaques to winners.

Award Dates & Fees

Award entries are now open and close on the 21st of August.

Due to the severity with which our industry has been hit by COVID-19 the National ACS has agreed to a reduction in awards entry costs for this year.

There will be a roughly 30% reduction in award entry fees and winners will have the option to purchase plaques at a greatly reduced price if they desire. 


Category Changes 

There have been some changes to the award categories for 2020 as well so check out the link below to make sure you're submitting your work in the correct category.

Read About The Awards Categories Here
Read the Awards Entry Info and T&Cs Here
Enter The Awards Here

First Impressions Discussion on the Sony A7S III

On today at 8:00pm AEST

Join Melbourne Cinematographer Felicia Smith and the team from Sony Australia as they discuss first impressions after getting hands-on with the new Alpha 7S III. 


Date: Monday the 3rd August, 2020
Time: 8:00pm AEST

Watch Live On YouTube Here

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