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2018 SA & WA 38th Annual Awards for Cinematography

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.

2016 SA & WA 36th Annual Awards for Cinematography

Mark Evans proudly accepts his Ron Windon ACS Contribution Award

The 36th WA & SA Awards for Cinematography were held on October 29 at Fraser's in Kings Park, with amazing views over the city of Perth and the Swan River. The awards were Indigenous themed and MC'd by Indigenous actor Ernie Dingo. This is only the 2nd time WA has hosted the awards and it was a great night.

The SA Branch simultaneously held an Awards dinner in the Torrens Room, at the Hackney Hotel where guests watched a live stream of the awards from Perth.

The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry was won by WA member Denson Baker ACS for the feature film The Dark Horse.

South Australian Vice President Mark Evans was recognised with a Ron Windon ACS Contribution Award.

Other significant SA winners include Randy Larcombe did extremely well with 3 golds across 2 categories whilst David Tang won 2 Golds across 2 Categories and Huon Pisoni received the MRC Encouragement Award for The Third Person.

Of 22 Gold awards SA won 14 Gold, 15 of the 20 Silver and 7 of the 12 Bronze awards.

2015 SA & WA 35th Annual State Awards for Cinematography wrap up

Our 35th South Australian & Western Australian Annual State Awards for Cinematography were held on Halloween night in Adelaide on Saturday October 31. The night was Halloween themed so many dressed scary as you can see from the photo of the Anifex crew!

Jane Doyle was back on stage as our MC and the little devil, Ron Joahanson OAM ACS, helped hand out the awards.

27 Gold plaques were awarded from the 133 entries as well as Silver & Bronze plaques.

There were some superb door prizes, as well as some not so superb, drawn Trick or Treat style.

Special Awards:

The Milton Ingerson OAM ACS Award for the Best Entry
Torstein Dyrting ACS [WA] - PRISON SONGS.

The Cliff Ellis Memorial Award – to the Active member showing the most potential:
Randy Larcombe [SA] - THE BOX MAKER.

The MRC Encouragement Award for a SA Student Entry
Claire Bishop [SA] - THE DREAM CREATOR.

Congratulations to all the award winners and entrants and thank you to all our sponsors and supporters.

Click the link below to download the complete winner's list pdf

2014 SA & WA 34th Annual State Awards for Cinematography wrap up

Well our 2014 Magic of Cinematography Awards were truly magic with 95 plus guests sharing a night of fine food, wine, friendship and fun.

The Awards theme was the Magic of Cinematography and our Guest of Honour was our very own, the talented and magical Tony Clark ACS from RSP.

Jane Doyle was back on stage as our MC and the magical Matt Tarrant who amazed us whilst "Luke the Piano Dude" played great theme tracks from heaps of movies.

We had 58 Gold, Silver & Bronze plaques awarded from the 139 entries and there is a pdf of the winners available from the link below.

There were some superb door prizes drawn from decks of cards including Panasonic LED Viera TV and a Canon G1X Mk 2 camera valued at $1k!

Special Awards:

To Geoffrey Hall ACS for Anzac Girls - Episode 4 “Love”

To JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick for outstanding service to the Australian Cinematographers Society

THE CLIFF ELLIS MEMORIAL AWARD for the Active Member Showing the Most Potential
To Scott Summers for Willow Beats “Merewif”

MRC ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD to a Promising Young Filmmaker
To Jordan Agutter for "The Crane Wife"

Click the link below to download a winner's list pdf

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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