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39th Annual SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography

Bookings will open soon for our 2019 SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography which will be held on Saturday October 26 at the Adelaide Town Hall in the Banqueting Room with pre dinner drinks in the Northern Gallery. The formal presentation will follow with a 3 course dinner and Awards presentation.

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.

2017 SA & WA 37th Annual Awards for Cinematography

Michael Tessari 2017 Winner of Milton Ingerson OAM ACS Award for Best Entry

There were quite a few highlights at our 2017 SA & WA 37th Annual Awards for Cinematography held at the Adelaide Oval with Pre dinner drinks in the Rick Davies bar whilst a Sheffield Shield match was being played and then into the Cathedral Room for a delicious 3 course meal and the Awards.

Special Guest Mat King's wonderful speech started the evening about his relationship with over 20 cinematographers and what he has learnt from many of them whilst Directing some of the best British and Australian dramas.

Then there was ex WA President Simon Akkerman ACS receiving only the 51st ACS Life Membership.

Flinders student Sam Twidale was awarded the MRC prize of $1500 worth of equipment or facilities hire from the MRC. Sadly Sam was ill and suddenly could not attend so could not pick up his prize personally.

Then first time entrant, Rebecca Duncker, picked up a Bronze and a Silver award as well as being acknowledged with the Cliff Ellis Memorial Award for a Camera Crew Member showing the Most Potential for 'Wishing You Well'.

Our own Aaron Gully was thrilled to officially receive his ACS Accreditation Certificate and pin and again this was followed by his fabulous speech. Aaron also won four golds on the night showing what a talent he is.

Local film maker / comedian Matt Vesely was our MC and really kept the evening moving whilst solo vocalist / guitarist Tristan Newsome performed some much appreciated music in the breaks.

Another highlight was an absolutely stunned Michael Tessari winning the coveted Milton Ingerson Award for Best Entry for the short film 'Release'. He was totally blown away!

And to finish off Producer and ACS committee member signed off the night by adroitly drawing the great range of National Sponsor door prizes and closing the night.

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

Many thanks to all who contributed to make our 37th Awards truly a success.

Maybe you can make it to our 38th annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography on October 27 2018.

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 Active 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.

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.

 
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