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Award Categories 2015

Awards Terms & Conditions

This year entry formats and categories have changed, in some cases quite dramatically, so please read carefully.

The 2015 Terms & Conditions will be updated and uploaded soon.

Only commercially produced DVD's will be accepted in 2015 and no entries may be submitted on tape formats.

There is a separate CineKids Entry Form with it's own rules, see Category 1.

In particular please note:

Joint entries will not be accepted. If a project has more than one cinematographer then only the cinematographer who has shot a minimum of 70% of the project may enter it, i.e. the Principal Photographer. The photography of others and details of their involvement must be provided, clearly highlighting their work by stating the relevant time codes. In Category 2 Specialised & Experimental, entrants may enter specialized sections if less than 70% of complete projects, e.g. Underwater photography, aerial photography, etc.

Preferred method of delivery of entries is on USB or Hard Drives.
FTP files accepted only in special circumstances.

Entry fees include GST.

CAT 1: CineKids

Productions shot by ACS CineKids members who were 15 years old or under at the time of filming the entry. There are two age groups for entrants: (a) Up to 11 Years (b) 12 - 15 Years. Entrants must put their Date of Birth on the entry form and date of shooting the entry. There will be a Gold Award certificate and an Encouragement Award certificate in both age groups. A maximum of 2 entries per CineKid is allowed. Please click on the link for the ACS CineKids Awards Entry Form.

Please click on the link for the ACS CineKids Awards Entry Form

Free entry.

CAT 2: Student Cinematography

Productions filmed by student members of the Society who were cinematography students at time of filming the entry. Maximum of 2 entries per student permitted in this category. Entrants must state in the online entry form which cinematography / film course they were attending at the time of production of the entry.

Entry Fee: $40

CAT 3: Experimental & Specialised

Entries must be experimental cinematography as distinct from experimental films. Specialised cinematography may include stop motion, micro / macro, medical, scientific, engineering, etc. Art installations, Building projections, etc, also may fit into this category. Specialised portions of productions may be entered. The experimental & / or specialised content may be less than the minimum of 70% of an entry required in all of the other categories. Entrants must state time codes relevant to their work or note the specialised section i.e. “I shot all the underwater shots.” If possible please watermark your shots.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 4: Music Videos

Music productions shot for the purpose of entertainment & / or promotion of the performers for a single track or song. Musical shows such as concerts should be entered in Cat 8: John Bowring ACS Entertainment, TV Magazine, Breaks & Promos. Entrants must state whether they were totally responsible for all lighting.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 5: Syd Wood ACS Local / National News

News segments or stories filmed within Australia. Stories filmed by more than one cinematographer must clearly state the time codes for the entrant’s work. The entrant must be responsible for at least 70% of the content in the story.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 6: Neil Davis International News

News segments or stories filmed Internationally. Stories filmed by more than one cinematographer must clearly state the time codes for the entrant’s work. The entrant must be responsible for at least 70% of the content in the story.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT7: Current Affairs

Segments or stories broadcast on daily or weekly television current affairs programs (E.G. '7.30 Report', 'A Current Affair', 'Today Tonight', 'Sunday Night', 'Four Corners', 'Australian Story' & 'Foreign Correspondent'). Stories filmed by more than one cinematographer must state time codes for the entrant's work. The entrant must be responsible for at least 70% of the content in the story. Note: Entries which are more documentary in nature and which run for the entire duration of the program have the option of choosing either Cat. 7 Current Affairs or Cat.11 Documentaries.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 8: John Bowring ACS Entertainment, TV Magazine, Breaks & Promos

Programs or segments which are 'human interest' covering; travel, leisure, gardening, property, cooking, entertainment, science, sports, arts and reality shows. Entries must be of a light nature & not hard news or current affairs. Also includes TV Station Breaks and Promos, openers, closers, teasers, TV station IDs for 'free to air' and 'subscription' TV networks. Entries must have been specifically shot for this purpose and not just cut down material from an actual program. Only one episode, per entrant, will be eligible for an award.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 9: Corporate & Educational

Productions for a corporate or educational market designed to teach or inform. Corporate videos, real estate sales videos, OHS, training or how to operate films screened on the web would be included in this category.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 10: Web Content & New Media

Independently produced, non-commercial and non-corporate promotional narrative web fictional and documentary content, fictional, documentary, created for online release. Includes non-commercial webisodes, short documentary & content released only on the web. Only one episode (webisode) of a series, per entrant, may be eligible for an award.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 11: Documentaries

Traditional documentary productions normally dealing with people in relation to their environment. Includes any full-length television, cinema or web documentary and those current affairs subjects that constitute the entire program. (E.G. 'Australian Story' and 'Four Corners'. Only one episode, per entrant, will be eligible for an award.)

Entry Fee: $77

CAT 12: Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature

A production primarily about animals, plants or the natural environment.

Entry Fee: $77

CAT 13: Advertising - Local / Regional

Lower budget advertising productions aimed primarily at local and regional TV and the web but not shown nationally on television. eg: (Brisbane = Local, Townsville = Regional, National = 2 or more States.) "Spec" ads and Local ads designed for the web may be entered in this category. State any CGI or computer manipulation.

Entry Fee: $77

CAT 14: Advertising - National / International

Advertising made for national or international television / cinema / web release. (National = release in 2 or more States.) Ads designed for the web for National companies should be entered here. State any CGI or computer manipulation.

Entry Fee: $88

CAT 15: Dramatised Documentaries

Documentaries based on real life situations or re-enactments of actual events
that involve professional actors under Direction. These productions may have theatrical or non-theatrical (TV or Web) release.

Entry Fee: $88

CAT 16: Short Films

Short dramatised productions intended for film festivals, cinema, television, web or DVD / BluRay release, which do not qualify as Features - Cinema, Drama and Comedy Series, Web Series or Telefeatures.

Entry Fee: $66

CAT 17: Drama or Comedy Series & Telefeatures

Non theatrical productions intended for television or web release. Includes commercial made-for-TV series, Mini-series, commercial made-for-Web Series and Webisodes and feature length (Telefeatures) made for the small screen or web release. Only one episode (webisode) of a series, per entrant, may be eligible for an award.

Entry Fee: $99

CAT 18: Features - Cinema

Feature productions intended for national or international cinema release.

Entry Fee: $110.00

Notes:

Please note: Gold winners are automatically entered into the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. Only Gold Tripod winners at the National Awards are eligible for the Milli Award.

 
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