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The provision of CANON professional imaging equipment to the ACS cinematography community.

  • To inspire them to do more with their imagery using the best possible tools to bring their story to life.
  • To nurture the future of our industry and provide inspiration through opportunity.
  • To provide positive outcomes for the mutual benefit the ACS and Canon.


Canon Australia will provide to successful applicants free of charge a range of Cinema EOS imaging equipment on loan to the ACS for the exclusive use of ACS members.

Submissions process ~ How many rounds?

There will be approximatley Four (4) ROLLING submissions rounds annually, to use the equipment provided free of charge from Canon.
Remaining 2015 Rounds August & October 2015

2016 Rounds - March, June, August October.

Special Conditions

  • An ACS appointed senior member would act as a mentor during the shooting of the projects.
  • Equipment will be housed and maintained /serviced by Canon Australia.
  • The equipment must be insured by the successful Applicants, and in each instance a cover note must be provided.
  • The applicant will pay for any loss or repairs not covered by their insurance. Equipment must be securely stored during the loan period.
  • Any relevant freight costs to ship equipment from Canon in Sydney, NSW to another location and return will be the responsibility of the recipient.
  • Any damage or insurance excess is to be paid for by the Applicant. Canon Australia will provide a 30% discount to any repairs necessary, not covered by insurance.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Any loss or damage to be reported to Canon and/or the ACS convenor immediately. Applicant must not carry out repairs elsewhere.

Canon publicity

  • Canon will publish endorsements or inspirational stories of users experience with Canon imaging equipment under this program.
  • Canon requires non exclusive access to a limited amount of the footage captured on the equipment provided by Canon Australia under this initiative. It may be used to promote the cinematographer/applicant, and the partnership between Canon Australia and the ACS, in particular relating to this specific initiative, on Canon web &/or social media platforms.
  • Canon to organise two events per year that celebrate the quality of work and professionalism of the ACS members who were participants in the Canon ACS initiative( TBC)

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