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Professional Profile - April 2010

Cinematographers around the nation are gearing up for their once a year chance to appear in front of the camera at the 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards. 

These are the peak awards that celebrate the art of moving image photography in Australia. This year's gala event at the ANZ Pavilion, Victorian Arts Centre is hosted by the Victorian Branch of the ACS, on Saturday May 1, and for the first time will be screened later on The Movie Network.

The ceremony will see the presentation of awards in eighteen categories including 16 Golden Tripods, the presentation of the prestigious Milli Award, which is presented to the Australian Cinematographer of the Year and is the highest honour for a cinematographer in this country, the presentation of the ACS International Award for Cinematography as well as the recipient of the Neil Davis International News Award.

This award is named in honour of legendary news cameraman Neil Davis, who was killed while on assignment in Thailand. The night will also see 3 inductees into the ACS Hall of Fame as well as the announcement of the inaugural recipient of the National Film & Sound Archive - ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award to an emerging cinematographer, which carries a $5,000 cash prize.

One of the highlights of the National awards celebrations will be the second KODAK Q & A SERIES. This year, two films will be screened at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne, followed by a Q&A.

On Friday, April 30, from 3.00pm until 6.00pm., Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC will screen Peter Jackson's film "The Lovely Bones" and from 12.00 noon until 3.00pm, on Saturday, May 1, Russell Boyd ACS ASC will screen Peter Weir's truly wonderful film "Gallipoli." The screenings will be moderated by Renee Brack from the Movie Network and are made possible with the assistance of ACMI - The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the National Film and Sound Archive and the Producers of The Lovely Bones. These screenings are free to all ACS members, supporters, families and friends.



2010 Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards


The most important event in the ACS calender.

Not to be missed!





Check back here for a full web presentation of the 2010 winners after the show.

View last year's winners online.