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2019 ACS National Awards for Cinematography


2019 National Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography

The prestigious 48th National ACS Awards for Cinematography will be held at

The Plaza Ballroom
191 Collins Street,
6pm, Saturday May 18th.

Our MC is a great friend of the ACS, none other than Ray Martin AM.

Dress code is Formal.

The Gold Award winners from the 2018 State & Territory Awards for Cinematography will compete for Gold Tripods and Awards of Distinction in most categories except for the CineKids and Student categories where 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.

Standard Tickets are $150.

ACS National Sponsors qualify for a number of complimentary tickets according to their level of sponsorship, theses tickets need to be booked:

  • Major 4
  • Platinum 4
  • Gold 2
  • Silver 2
  • Bronze 1

Ticket Bookings

Purchase tickets to the awards by clicking: HERE!

ACS Awards Early Booking Prize

Book tickets to the Awards before March 30 and go into the draw for 2 return flights to Melbourne to attend the Awards.

This prize generously provided by our ACS preferred travel company STAGE & SCREEN TRAVEL.
**Not available for international flights or Victorian members.**

Special Events

In addition to the Awards Gala, the ACS is conducting exciting events Award attendees can also enjoy.

PANAVISION presents “Ladies in Black and a conversation with Peter James ACS ASC”

Friday, 17th May 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Refreshments served

65 Haig Street, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006

Saturday, 18th May 10.00am - 1.00pm ACS presents Meet the Nominees with Moderator, Kim Batterham ACS
65 Haig Street, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006

You can RSVP on the ACS Website on the booking link earlier on this page or by emailing:

Seating is limited to 78 attendees at each screening, so please book early for these two events.

ACS National Awards Recommended Hotel Information

Should sponsors, ACS members or guests wish to book any of the following hotels which are all in close proximity to the Awards venue,

The Plaza Ballroom
191 Collins St, Melbourne

Please contact Rod Walker at Stage & Screen Travel

ACS Branch delegates your accommodation will be organised separately by the Society.

Plaza Ballroom web site -

Grand Hyatt $260/$280 depending on level.
123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Novotel on Collins $205 & Saturday night only rate is $220 )
270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

QT Melbourne $290
133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Stamford $190 ( Saturday night only rate $215 )
111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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.

The Milli

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.

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