Australian Cinematographers Society

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.

Awards

ACS Hall of Fame
  • To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is considered to be the highest honor of the ASC.

Award of Distinction

Best Entry (SA & WA)

Best Student Cinematography

Cinematographer of the Year

Emerging Cinematographer Award

Gold Plaque

Golden Tripod
  • The Golden Tripod is given in a variety of categories including very specialized ones such as music clips, educational films and TV station breaks/promos.

International Award

NSW & ACT Bronze Award

NSW & ACT Gold Award
  • The ACS State awards are held annually by each branch (some in conjunction with others).

NSW & ACT Highly Commended

NSW & ACT Silver Award

Queensland & Northern Territory Bronze Award

Queensland & Northern Territory Gold Award
  • The ACS State awards are held annually by each branch (some in conjunction with others).

Queensland & Northern Territory Highly Commended

Queensland & Northern Territory Silver Award

Ross Wood Award

SA & WA Bronze Award

SA & WA Gold Award
  • The ACS State awards are held annually by each branch (some in conjunction with others).

SA & WA Highly Commended

SA & WA Silver Award

Victoria & Tasmania Best Entry Award

Victoria & Tasmania Bronze Award

Victoria & Tasmania Gold Award
  • The ACS State awards are held annually by each branch (some in conjunction with others).

Victoria & Tasmania Highly Commended

Victoria & Tasmania Silver Award

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