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Welcome to the Northern Territory Branch of the ACS

The Northern Territory branch of the ACS was formed in September 2005 and was inspired and driven by founding member David Curl who became our first President. David Curl is a world-renowned nature and wildlife cinematographer whose involvement in the Northern Territory film industry has spanned almost a quarter of a century.

Along with other founding members such as Allan Collins ACS the branch grew out of an industry, which survives in a landmass representing one fifth of Australia, with a population of just over 200,000.

ACS NT Cinematography Awards 2014

The entries are in the judging is done!
Good luck to our 47 entrants in this our first NT ACS Awards.

Friday the 24th of October is shaping up to be very special evening.
The awards will be presented at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.
Veteran Journalist Ray Martin will be the host and our special guest will be Russell Boyd ACS ASC. Our guest speaker will be Geoff Burton ACS.

In the lead up to the awards night be sure to catch a couple of very special ACS NT events.

Join the Academy-Award winning Cinematographer Join Russell Boyd ACS ASC at the Charles Darwin University Theatrette for a screening of his most recent collaboration with Director Peter Weir "The Way Back" followed by an informal Q & A on Saturday, 25 Oct at 3pm.

Ray Martin will be presenting his fantastic Retrospective at Doubletree Hilton Saturday 25th October 1030am

Tickets are now on sale can be purchased from the DEC Box Office by clinking on the link below.

See you there!

Booking & Info Click here!

ACS Awards Accommodation Special

For interstate guests we have secured a fantastic deal with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

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ACS NT Thanks our many generous sponsors

DDP Studios Launches Web Sites

DDP Studios are thrilled to announce the launching of their brand new DDP Studios website and Facebook page.

Here are the links so you can browse the new media from DDP.

Australian Cinematographers Society Launches ACS CineKids

[Mon 23/06/2014 3:38 PM]


Sydney Australia, 5 June 2014 – At the recent ACS General Meeting held in Brisbane, the ACS National Executive proudly launched its latest initiative - ACS CineKids.

This new membership category has been created to encourage and foster interested kids up to the age of 15 years to participate and take an active hands-on approach to Cinematography. Even more young people will be able to experience the inspirational community of the ACS. While membership to the ACS is actively open to anyone involved in the industry this initiative opens the doors to those that aspire to or are already producing content to join the fostering of cinematography knowledge across all genres and mutual cooperation between all our members.

An ACS CineKids Member is a young person, 15 years or under, who has a passion for cameras and filmmaking. ACS CineKids will receive a Welcome Pack with a membership certificate, membership card, note pad and pen, access to our E news both National & State, and various screenings and workshops, along with mentoring from our ACS cinematographers.

Commenting on the ACS CineKids initiative National President of the Australian Cinematographers Society Ron Johanson OAM ACS said, “The ACS firmly believes it is our responsibility to encourage the future generations of cinematographers in every possible way we can, as the future of cinematography, across all genres depends on it.”

To find out more and how to join ACS CineKids click on the following link:

Territory Pictures and Postcards

We are putting out the call for awesome pics and or stories from our ACS NT members
(see gratuitous pic of croc below). You may not be as good looking as the characters below but send them in anyway. Send us a couple of lines and or a pic to or You can also MMS Andy and we will be grabbing the odd picture from Facebook.

gratuitous pic of croc


  • Andrew Hyde

Vice President

  • Ian Richards (Darwin)
  • Shane Mulcahy (Alice Springs)


  • Stephen Cavenagh


  • Jennifer Ward


P +61 889 323499 | M +61 411 288005 |


PO Box 2111, Parap NT 0820

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