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47th National ACS Awards for Cinematography 2018

The prestigious 2018 ACS National Awards for Cinematography will be held at the Brisbane Customs House in Queensland on Saturday May 5.

The Gold Award winners from the 2017 State & Territory Awards for cinematography will be competing for Gold Tripods in most categories except for the CineKids and Student categories were Gold Plaques are awarded.

The highly respected Milli Award for the Australian Cinematographer of the Year will be selected from the National Gold Tripod winners.

Bookings will be through the ACS website in 2018.

46th National ACS Awards for Cinematography 2017

The 46th - 2017 ACS National Awards for Cinematography were held in Sydney in the Strangers Dining Room at the NSW Parliament House.

About the Annual ACS National Awards for cinematography

The black tie gala is the premier event on the ACS calendar and is an opportunity to celebrate the art of the best cinematography in Australia.

Entries for the National Awards are automatically determined from the Gold winners at the individual State & Territory Awards, held in November the preceding year. Direct entry is not available into the National Awards. Only current financial members of the Society are eligible to enter into the State & Territory awards and must remain financial members at the time of National Awards' judging.

The Gold Tripod is the highest award given in each category. A runner up may receive an Award of Distinction. Only one Gold Tripod and one Award of Distinction may be awarded in each category.

All of the Gold Tripod Winners are then reconsidered to determine the winner of the Milli Award for ACS Australian Cinematographer of the Year.

The National Awards are held on a rotational basis between the States of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. On special occasions the National Awards may be held in one of the other States or Territories.

45th ACS National Awards for Cinematography 2016 were held in Adelaide

2016 saw the 45th National Awards for Cinematography hosted in Adelaide, South Australia.

Master of Ceremonies: Ray Martin AM, Guest of Honour: Nigel Walters BSC

As well as the fabulous Awards there was an excellent equipment and supplier Expo and also various Satellite events.

The ACS - SAFC SOUTHERN LIGHT EXPO @ Hotel Grand Chancellor.
ACS tour of the iconic Adelaide Oval
ACS Chinese Red Fire Monkey Banquet @ CitiZen
Ray Martin Stills Retrospective
Dean Semler’s Road to Hollywood- Presentation & Screening by Director David Brill ACS
National AGM
McLaren Vale Winery Tour
MasterClass hosted by John Seale AM ACS ASC & supported by David Burr ACS, a fascinating day of discovering "How they shot that”!

44th ACS National Awards for Cinematography 2015

For the first time since the ACS began, the National Awards were held in Hobart, Tasmania in 2015. The National Awards are on a rotational basis between the branches and 2015 would normally have been held in Melbourne, Victoria but with the growth of the ACS it was agreed Tasmania would hold its inaugural National Awards at the wonderful MONA contemporary art museum.
The ceremony was a fabulous success enjoyed by the full house of members, guests and dignitaries. In fact, tickets sold out a month ahead of the awards.
Tasmanian President, Peter Curtis ACS managed a brilliant awards event which included an equipment expo at the Chancellor Hotel Hobart preceding the awards which was very well attended.

43rd ACS National Awards for Cinematography 2014

The excellent 2014 National Awards were held on Saturday 24th May in Brisbane, hosted by the Queensland ACS branch.

The awards took place in one of Queensland's most elegant and historic venues, The Tivoli, with the night continuing into the wee hours at the after party at Bacchus Bar at Rydges Hotel.

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