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Enter the ACS Awards for Cinematography

When the submission period is active between August 1st and CoB August 21st, you will be able to enter by logging into your account and selecting the awards option. If you are not a paid-up member you will not be able to gain access to the awards entry forms.

Entry is open to current financial members of the Society. Only Life, Accredited, Cinematographer, Camera Crew, Student & CineKids members may enter into the Awards. Non-members may enter the Awards, provided the entrant joins the society and pays membership fees prior to their entry being accepted for judging.

Entries are accepted from August 1st to CoB August 21st, with online entry forms on the ACS website. Entries must have been completed within two years of the Awards' date.

**Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the 2020 State and Territory Awards presentations will be online events that can be accessed via a streaming platform of which you will be advised closer to the dates listed below.

2020 State & Territory AWARDS DATES

  • NT - Saturday October 24
  • NSW - Saturday October 31
  • SA & WA - Saturday November 7
  • Vic & Tas - Saturday November 14
  • Qld - Saturday November 21
  • ACT - Saturday November 28

The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards for Cinematography are one of the core functions of the ACS and a highlight on the ACS calendar.

Due to Covid-19 the 2020 judging will be facilitated through a designated ACS series of Media Rooms at Silvertrak and the entries will be available to the ACS judging panels to view in their home State or Territory.

The ACS awards system is a National system, with awards representing members from all States and Territories. They are held annually in October / November and are normally divided into four regions. Entrants can only submit entries into the State & Territory branch awards of which they are a financial member. Entries open August 1 and close CoB on August 21.

2020 ACS State and Territory Gold winners will progress through to the 2021 ACS National Awards for Cinematography to be held in the ACT on May 1.

In each of the State and Territory Awards, up to three Gold, two Silver and/or one Bronze award may be presented in each category (*excluding CineKids and Student) at the discretion of the judging panel. The judging panel may choose not to give awards in any category where the entries received are considered not to be of a high enough standard.

*(CineKids are eligible for one Gold and one Encouragement Award. Students are eligible for one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze Award).

A panel of 5 ACS Accredited members judge for each host state and at least two of the panel members are not from the host state.

ACS member Gold winners from each State and Territory Awards automatically progress to the National Awards for Cinematography, which are held generally in April/May the following year in a capital city (on a rotational basis).

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