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2020 ACS National Awards for Cinematography

2020 National Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography ON HOLD!

Bookings are on hold

The future of the 49th National ACS Awards for Cinematography are in some doubt due to the devastating effect of the Caronavirus. Please stand by whilst we work out alternative arrangements.

We will announce what will occur asap. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and extraordinary times.

Dress code is Formal.

The Gold Award winners from the 2019 State & Territory Awards for Cinematography will compete for Gold Tripods and Awards of Distinction in most categories except for the CineKids and Student categories where Gold Plaques are awarded.

The highly respected Milli Award for the Australian Cinematographer of the Year will be selected from the National Gold Tripod winners.

ACS National Sponsors qualify for a number of complimentary tickets according to their level of sponsorship, theses tickets need to be booked:

  • Major 4
  • Platinum 4
  • Gold 2
  • Silver 2
  • Bronze 1


About the Annual ACS National Awards for cinematography


The BLACK TIE GALA is the premier event on the ACS calendar and is an opportunity to celebrate the art of the best cinematography in Australia so get your glad rags on and book now.


Entries for the National Awards are automatically determined from the Gold winners at the individual State & Territory Awards, held in November the preceding year. Direct entry is not available into the National Awards. Only current financial members of the Society are eligible to enter into the State & Territory awards and must remain financial members at the time of National Awards' judging.

The Gold Tripod is the highest award given in each category. A runner up may receive an Award of Distinction. Only one Gold Tripod and one Award of Distinction may be awarded in each category.

The Milli

All of the Gold Tripod Winners are then reconsidered to determine the winner of the Milli Award for ACS Australian Cinematographer of the Year.

The National Awards are held on a rotational basis between the States of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. On special occasions the National Awards may be held in one of the other States or Territories.

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