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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 hosting our own Cinematography Awards in 2014

This is an exciting opportunity for NT members to enter our own awards and possibly head off to Hobart next year for the National Awards should you win Gold.

Here are some other details:

1. The NT Branch will use the same Awards entry form as all the other branches, in spite of the fact they may not have entries in all categories.

2. The judging of the NT Branch entries will happen on Monday, September 15 at the ACS HQ, as part of the Accreditation/AGM weekend.

3. The NT Awards entries will open at the beginning of August, and close September 1, so if you are not a member join now and enter soon.

4. The Awards presentation will take place in Darwin, as part of an already existing NT based event, and will take the form of a "cocktail evening" with presentations and screening of the winners, as part thereof. Only those categories that have NT winners will be announced and presented, National sponsors will not be disadvantaged in any way.

5. The NT Branch will be sourcing local NT sponsors/supporters to help facilitate the Awards presentation.

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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