ACS National Awards for Cinematography set for Adelaide

Press Realease for ACS Media

The 40th ACS National Awards for Cinematography will be presented by the Australian Cinematographers Society at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hindley Street Adelaide, on Saturday 30 April. The internationally recognized, Australian cinematographer, John Seale OAM ACS ASC will be Guest of Honour.

This year's ceremony, the biggest ever in the history of the society, will also bemarked by the induction of three more Australian filmmakers to the ACS Hall of Fame as well as a Special Contribution Award. This will bring the number of Australian Cinematographers recognised in the Hall of Fame to 54, where they will join such internationally renowned cinematographers as Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC, Dean Semler OAM ACS ASC and John Seale OAM ACS ASC.

However the highlight of the evening will be the much-anticipated announcement of the MILLI Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year, with strong contenders from the past year's crop of feature films and a year of exceptionally strong television productions.

Other awards to be presented include the ACS International Award for Cinematography, which is open to all feature film cinematographers, the Neil Davis International News Award, the NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award to an emerging cinematographer as
well as 18 Golden Tripod Awards in categories from Student to Feature Film.

The glittering, black-tie ceremony, one of the highlights on Australia's show biz and screen industries calendars, will be broadcast on the Movie Network channel, STARPICS on Saturday, May 7 at 8.30pm.