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2019 SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography

Our 39th Annual South Australia & Western Australia Awards for Cinematography were held on Saturday October 26 at the Adelaide Town Hall with pre dinner drinks in the Northern Gallery followed by the formal Awards presentation with a three course dinner in the magnificent Banqueting Room.

Our Guest of Honour was Russell Boyd ACS ASC and our MC was ABC film reviewer and comedian Eddie Bannon. The Hon David Pisoni MP was our special guest.

On October 26th on the Friday night before the awards, Russell presented a fantastic screening & Q&A of some of his great work for Director Peter Weir at Wallis Cinemas in Mitcham

The complete winners list is available via the link below.

The Special Awards were:

The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry
Nick Matthews ACS for ‘Hotel Mumbai’

The Cliff Ellis Memorial Award for the Camera Crew Member Showing the Most Potential
Matt Byrne for ‘The World is Looking for You’

The MRC Student Encouragement Award
Connor Gurr for ‘Signal’

2018 SA & WA 38th Annual Awards for Cinematography

The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry aka "The Milty"

The 2018 SA & WA 37th Annual Awards for Cinematography were held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide . Ona balmy afternoon we started with pre dinner drinks on the Terrace before moving inside to The Vines Room for a sumptuous three course dinner and the Awards.

Our Special Guest was inspirational WA cinematographer Jim Frater ACS who gave an interesting speech about his career and his approach to filming and his crew. The MC was the very amusing comedian and ABC Film Reviewer Eddie Bannon and our live music was performed by the talented Brendan Williams.

Flinders student Jack Davis from SA was awarded the MRC prize of $1500 worth of equipment or facilities hire from the MRC for his Gold winning entry Language.

The Cliff Ellis Award for the Camera Crew Member Showing the Most Potential went to Thomas Smeets from SA for Dean Lewis: Chemicals.

The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry went to WA member Denson Baker ACS NZCS for the stunning Victoria: Series II "Comfort & Joy" Episode 9.

National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS and SA committee member and State Vice President, JoAnne Bouzianis Sellick, signed off the night by drawing the great range of National Sponsor and SA branch door prizes.

You can check out all the winners via the link below.

Thanks to all who contributed to make our 38th Awards a great success.

Save the date for our 39th Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography on Saturday October 26 2019 at the iconic Adelaide Oval.

SA and WA Special Awards

The Milton Ingerson Award for Best Entry

The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry was first awarded in 2005. This perpetual trophy recognises the most outstanding entry and is a lasting memorial to the legacy of Milton Ingerson ACS OAM. Milton reluctantly agreed to this award being named after him only months before he passed away. This award replaced our original Award for the Best Entry. At each awards the past winner is presented a framed photograph of the Milton Ingerson Award with a brass plaque stating their name and the Title of the winning entry.

The Cliff Ellis Memorial Award is presented to the Camera Crew Member showing the most potential. This award was named after Cliff Ellis, an ABC cameraman who delighted in training young members of our industry. This award was first presented in 1982 to Malcolm Ludgate ACS.

The MRC Encouragement prize is a SA student encouragement award. The Media Resource Centre Award is for $1,500 worth of facilities / equipment hire to a South Australian Student entry. It began in 2008 and the winner also receives a Gold plaque from the ACS. Recipients have to reside in SA and be, or become, a member of the MRC to redeem this prize.

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