ACT ACS Awards for Cinematography 2022

2022 ACS Territory Awards showcasing the best in Cinematography in the ACT.

The 2022 Awards were held on Saturday October 22 at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Special congratulations go to Gold winners Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS, and Luke Patterson who now qualify for entry in the ACS National Awards next year.

Here’s the full winners list:

Category 2: Student Cinematography

Silver Award: James Hiscutt, LIMBO

Category 3: John Bowring ACS Station Breaks & Promos
Bronze Award: Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS, Screenwise feature promo

Category 4: Music Videos
Silver Award: Toby Finlayson, Silence – Liv Li

Category 8: Entertainment & TV Magazine
Bronze Award: Josh Mulrine, Welcome to Country
Silver Award: Michael Fardell ACS, Red Bull Music Motel
Gold Award: Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS, Stakeout To Find What’s Killing The 400 Year Old Snow Gum Trees, The Project

Category 10: Corporate – Corporate Branding & Advertising
Bronze Award: Arron Hage ACS, AFP – Cyber Crime campaign
Silver Award: Toby Finlayson, Navantia Brand Film 2022
Silver Award: Michael Fardell ACS, The Shard brand film

Category 11: Corporate – Branded Content, Education & Events
Bronze Award: Michael Fardell ACS, Australian National Anthem: MSO x Dami Im
Silver Award: Miguel Gallagher, AMA Bushfire Research Facility
Silver award: Arron Hage ACS, Gili Awards, TAFE NSW

Category 12: Commercials – Local / Regional
Bronze Award: Michael Fardell ACS, Olea TVC
Silver Award: Michael Fardell ACS ActewAGL Power Up TVC
Silver Award: Sean O’Gorman, Queenies Kingston 30 TVC

Category 14: Documentaries
Bronze Award: Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS, Menin Gate Lions
Silver Award: Arron Hage ACS, The State We’re In – Australia’s Border Story, Foxtel

Category 18: Short Films
Bronze Award: Nathan Collett, Dark Forest
Silver Award: Miguel Gallagher, Pretty Stupid
Gold Award: Luke Patterson, Becoming Emma Braintree

David Burr ACS
Carolyn Constantine ACS
Susan Stitt ACS
Bonnie Elliott ACS
Roger Lanser ACS
Michael Fardell ACS


Welcome to the ACT Branch of the ACS

We are a growing branch in a growing local industry in Canberra.


  • Tamara Penniket

Vice Presidents

  • Miguel Gallagher
  • Justin Ray


  • Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS


  • Paul Simpson

Social Media Co-ordinator

  • currently vacant


  • Josh Mulrine
  • Rohan Dadswell
  • David McClenaghan

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