2012 SA & WA 32nd Annual State Awards for Cinematography Wrap Up & Winners
The 32nd Annual SA & WA State Awards for Cinematography were held in Adelaide at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley on Saturday October 27. The theme for the night was Shadowcatchers with a special appearance from Gill Lard (aka the wonderful Karen hayward from Qld) and live music from All About Her and an appearance from the Shadowdancers.
There were fabulous door prizes of ACS Shadowcatchers books as well as various excellent door prizes from our National Sponsors.
We trialled a new format with pre dinner drinks & finger food from 6 to 6:45pm, followed by theatre style awards presentation, then into the next room for main meal with wine, beer, etc and live music from All About Her. Then a lounge area opened up with Bond style Shadowdancers, a dessert buffett, more live music and a few more quiet drinks.
Jo Rossiter ACS was shocked when he won the Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry for his cinematography on the short film "Sleight of Hand"; especially as there was much subterfuge, as Jo normally puts the winner's name plaque on this perpetual trophy.
The Cliff Ellis Award for the Active member showing the most promise went to an extremely chuffed Ben Dowie.
Brant Cumming won the News Directors Award for the best news story as well as winning a swag of other awards.
The $3,000 MRC prize to a promising young filmmaker was awarded to the talented Sam Cherry.
Richard Malins ACS from Western Australia was presented with a well deserved Life Membership by National President Ron Johanson ACS.
SA and WA Special Awards
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 $3,000 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.