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The 49th Annual ACS Victorian and Tasmanian Awards for Cinematography 2015

The most prestigious event of our calendar year is the Awards for Cinematography. The 49th Annual ACS Victorian & Tasmania Awards for Cinematography will be held this year at The Pavilion, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Saturday November 28th, 2015.

Be sure to book your seats quickly as the venue has limited capacity and this will be a night to remember, especially if you pick up an award. Every year we sell out and members who miss out are disappointed they left it too late to book.

This year sees the return of comedian and writer Lawrence Mooney as our Master of Ceremonies. This will be Lawrence's third time steering our ship and we look forward to having him back. Lawrence has been very busy since last we saw him with his TV program Dirty Laundry Live on ABC-TV as well as Agony and It's A Date. He is currently touring his brilliant comedy stand-up routine "Lawrence Mooney: Surely Not". There is no doubt he will have us all laughing most of the evening as always.

We are extremely pleased to announce our Guest Of Honour for 2015 is highly acclaimed director Kriv Stenders. Kriv Stenders is one of Australiaís most renown and respected film directors with numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials and feature films to his credit.

His feature films include THE ILLUSTRATED FAMILY DOCTOR (Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival), BLACKTOWN (Audience Award Winner Sydney Film Festival), BOXING DAY (Adelaide Film Festival Premiere and Jury Special Mention/ Best Actor Award at the Busan and Montreal Nouveu Cinema International Film festivals). Krivís fourth feature, LUCKY COUNTRY received two AFI nominations as well as being in Official Selection for the Adelaide, Cork, Montreal, Palm Springs and St Tropez Film Festivals.

His fifth feature, RED DOG, released by Roadshow in August 2011 has now earned over $22 million at the box office, making it the eighth highest grossing Australian film of all time. As of 2012, it became the highest selling Australian DVD of all time. RED DOG won both Best Director and Best Film at the 2011 IF Awards and the Best Film Award at the inaugural 2012 ACCTA Awards. Kriv latest movie KILL ME THREE TIMES stars Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton and Bryan Brown. It was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in the U.S. in April and was released through eOne in Australia.

In 2015 Kriv directed for television THE PRINCIPAL, a four-part Television drama for SBS, starring Alex Dimitriades and Aden Young; the feature-length documentary, WHY ANZAC with Sam Neill for ABC TV; and HUNTERS for NBC Universal/SyFy Channel/Matchbox Pictures.

Kriv is now post-production on BLUE DOG, the follow-up to RED DOG, which is due for release in 2016.

Kriv also continues to work as a director on numerous award-winning television and online advertising campaigns both in Australia and the Asian region.
The ACS is very grateful Kriv is taking the time out of his busy schedule to attend our awards.

Awards Tickets are NOW on sale

Don't miss this gala event. If you have entered into the awards be sure to book your tickets for yourself and guests. It would be a terrible shame to miss the presentation of your awards.

Please use the link below to book your tickets.

Sponsors are kindly requested to book your seats using this link. The number of free allocated seats is based on your level of Sponsorship and is listed on the booking page. If you require extra tickets please buy them using this link

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