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Anna Howard ACS was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019

Anna Howard ACS commenced her career in the Australian Film Industry in 1981.

After studying cinematography at North Sydney TAFE, she became a camera assistant, working for well known and established cinematographers, including Peter James ACS ASC and Academy Award winners Russell Boyd ACS ASC, Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC and John Seale AM ACS ASC.

In 1996 Anna began working as a cinematographer. As a Director of Photographer she worked with many top directors including Ray Lawrence, Gillian Armstrong and Garth Davis. Anna is known for her subtle but expressive lighting and her ability to work collaboratively with actors. Anna was awarded ACS Accreditation in 2004.

She worked on the award-winning Australian TV series Rake in 2010 and the next year she was nominated for Best Cinematography in the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for the film South Solitary, directed by Shirley Barrett.

Anna worked on the award-winning Australian TV series Rake in 2010 and the next year she was nominated for Best Cinematography in the Film Critics Circle of Australian Awards for the film South Solitary, directed by Shirley Barrett.

Her cinematography in Errors of the Human Body was widely praised, Dan Collacott of Liberation Frequency noted, "The film is beautifully shot within the clinical and snowy surrounds of The Max Plank Institute in Dresden...full of hauntingly sterile shades of white and grey".

Anna has worked on many feature films, documentaries and commercials in Australia and overseas, winning numerous awards for the lighting and unique images.

Some Credits include:

  • Rabbit (2018)
  • Errors of the Human Body (2012)
  • South Solitary (2010)
  • Rake (20100
  • Marking Time (2003)
  • Women He's Undressed (2015)
  • Girl in a Mirror (2005)
  • Machine (2018)

Anna Howard ACS is a respected cinematographer and a campaigner for equal opportunities and has sat many times on ACS judging panels along with ACS Accreditation panels.

 

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