Location: Australia

Notes:
  • The Australian Cinematographers Society was founded by a group of cinecamera people in Sydney in 1957 and was originally the exclusive domain of film cameramen. Its Articles of Association were finalized in 1960. With the influx of portable video cameras the Society opened its doors to all types of cinematographers and the membership now reflects the changing face of the industry.
  • Over the years the Society has expanded considerably and now has a membership of over 1,200 Australia wide. It operates branches in every State of Australia, with annual Award Presentations being held in New South Wales, South Australia (incorporating West. Australia), Queensland and Victoria (incorporating Tasmania). (from the ACS web site, 1998)
  • The Cinematographer of the Year award is known as Milli Award since 1971, but had been given before.

Time Specification: regular

Geographic Specification: national


Awards

Cinematographer of the Year
Achievements are judged by a jury of peers.
Entries for the National Awards are automatically entered from the Gold winners from the individual State Awards, held in November the preceding year. Direct entry is not available into the awards. Only current financial members of the society are eligible to enter into the state awards. (from the ACS web site, 2003)

Golden Tripod

Best Student Cinematography

International Award for Cinematography

Award of Distinction

Ross Wood Award
The award may be given annually to a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society who has made, or intends to make, a contribution to cinematography in the areas of research, education, experimentation, or technical, scientific, or aesthetic innovation, or for any worthwhile cause for the advancement of cinematography in Australia.
Any member of the ACS may apply, but preference will be given to young applicants as a form of assistance in furthering their careers.

ACS Hall of Fame
Given: 1997-

NSW & ACT Gold Award
Entry to the awards is for members only. Gold winners progress through to the National Awards held in May the following year.

NSW & ACT Silver Award

NSW & ACT Bronze Award

NSW & ACT Highly Commended

Victoria & Tasmania Gold Award
Entry to the awards is for members only. Gold winners progress through to the National Awards held in May the following year.

Victoria & Tasmania Silver Award

Victoria & Tasmania Bronze Award

Victoria & Tasmania Highly Commended

Queensland & Northern Territory Gold Award
Entry to the awards is for members only. Gold winners progress through to the National Awards held in May the following year.

Queensland & Northern Territory Silver Award

Queensland & Northern Territory Bronze Award

Queensland & Northern Territory Highly Commended

SA & WA Gold Award
Entry to the awards is for members only. Gold winners progress through to the National Awards held in May the following year.

SA & WA Silver Award

SA & WA Bronze Award

SA & WA Highly Commended

Best Entry (SA & WA)

Promising Young Filmmaker (SA & WA)

Active Member Showing the Most Potential (SA & WA)

International Award

Victoria & Tasmania Best Entry Award

Gold Plaque

Emerging Cinematographer Award