Welcome to the South Australian Branch of the ACS

The SA Branch of the ACS holds regular member nights and our committee meets monthly, usually on the first Monday night, at Pro AV Solutions at 6:30pm.

The committee produces a monthly Newsletter, Kinemagraphe, whose archive members can access through the members portal here>>> (log in and choose Member content)
This contains the latest news and events and generally what’s happening in the SA Branch.

Our branch is supported by a great group of loyal sponsors, check out who they are via the link on the top right of this page. Maybe you’d like to become a sponsor our branch, if so please download a SA Sponsorship Proposal from the links on this page or the SA Sponsors page.

We also greatly appreciate the support of the ACS National sponsors, you can also check out who they are via the link on the top right of this page.

If you have any suggestions for our branch please email us via the link below or post to : ACS SA C/- M Ludgate
3 Heron Way, HALLET COVE SA 5158

Our 44th Annual South Australia & Western Australia Awards for Cinematography will be held in Adelaide on Saturday October 26 2024 in the ballroom at the Grand Chancellor Hotel .

Click to download the Winners List for the 43rd Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography 2023 »

Want to become a SA ACS Branch sponsor? Then download our 2024/2025 Sponsorship Proposal. »

SA Membership Benefits

Benefits of SA membership include:

  • Trade nights including technical, educational, latest gear, networking, screenings & Q&A’s
  • The opportunity of putting forward ideas for informative nights
  • Monthly emailed Newsletters
  • AC quarterly Magazine
  • Annual SA & WA State Awards for Cinematography (generally end of October or early November)
  • Annual National Awards for Cinematography (generally in May)
  • Christmas drinks
  • ACS Attachments
  • Access to mentorship
  • ACS merchandise
  • HQ access and ability to use it as a base when in Sydney
  • 15% off the best available rate of the day at View Hotels Bookings quote ‘Associations’ to secure discounted rate! 1300 785 453 or hotels
  • Access to Camera Assistants Course in Melbourne

SA Emerging Cinematographer Award

The SA Emerging Cinematographer Award aims to recognise and support an emerging SA ACS member so they can pursue creative ideas and enhance their career in cinematography.

The award is supported with a cash grant from the SA branch of $1,000 and sponsored by SA ACS Gold Sponsor Picture Hire with a generous camera package for up to three consecutive days to the value of $5,000  (T&C’s apply). We anticipate this Award will give the recipient access to a better camera and lens package than they normally could afford.

The cash grant could be used to hire extra gear for the shoot, used to complete a course to further their education, or on something else to advance their career. Only financial SA ACS Active members of one year or more may apply. Submissions from applicants for this award will only be accepted from July 1 to July 14.

Some of the criteria we are looking for in your submissions include:
– a bio of your career including what education or training you may have had
– any mentors you may have had, or those who have been influential in your career
– how has your cinematography improved and why
– what awards, if any, have you won
– provide files or links to some of your best cinematography
– if known, what would you use the Camera package prize and the cash prize for?

The winner will be chosen by a select panel of 5 of the SA committee and will be presented at our annual State ACS Awards for Cinematography. 

2023 / 2024 SA Branch Committee


  • Richard Back

Vice Presidents

  • JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick
  • Daniel Charlton


  • David Gregan

Assistant Secretary

  • Daniel Charlton


  • Mylene Ludgate

Assistant Treasurer

  • Ernie Clark ACS

Newsletter Editor

  • Maxx Corkindale

Committee Members

  • Malcolm Ludgate ACS
  • Mark Evans
  • Claire Bishop
  • Grace (Shuying) Liu
  • Michael Tessari
  • Johanis Lyons-Reid
  • Nick Frayne

SA National Executive representatives

  • Richard Back
  • Mylene Ludgate

SA Peer Support contacts

Two of our committee are our SA Peer Support contacts, as ‘go to’ people, should any of our members wish to discuss any gender, race, disability, religious, sexual orientation discrimination or harassment or bullying of any kind that has occurred at any of our events.

The SA Peer Support contacts are vice President JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick & Committee member Mark Evans.

Click to email JoAnne »

Click to email Mark »

Email the SA Branch

The SA branch greatly appreciates the support of all of its State and National Sponsors

SA Platinum Sponsor
Pro AV Solutions sponsor logo

SA Gold Sponsors
Best FX sponsor logo        Kojo sponsor logo        Picture Hire Australia sponsor logo        Stepney Studios sponsor logo

SA Silver Sponsor
Digital Pigeon sponsor logo

SA Bronze Sponsor
Star Avenue Studios sponsor logo

SA Supporter
AADC sponsor logo

National Major Sponsor
Cream Source sponsor logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design sponsor logo        Blonde Robot sponsor logo        Canon sponsor logo        Cutting Edge sponsor logo        Godox sponsor logo
Netflix sponsor logo        Panasonic sponsor logo        Panavision sponsor logo        Sony sponsor logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS sponsor logo        Aputure sponsor logo        ARRI Australia sponsor logo        Atlas Lens Co sponsor logo        C R Kennedy sponsor logo
Eizo sponsor logo        Fujinon – Fujifilm sponsor logo        Leitz sponsor logo        Lemac sponsor logo        Miller sponsor logo
Nikon sponsor logo        Rosco sponsor logo        Showreel Finder sponsor logo        Sun Studios sponsor logo        The Grainery sponsor logo
VA Digital Hire sponsor logo        Well Above sponsor logo

National Silver Sponsors
Crayon sponsor logo        Shotdeck sponsor logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Camera Hire Com Au sponsor logo        Cinesure Global sponsor logo        Kino Flo Lighting Systems sponsor logo        Nanlux sponsor logo        Red sponsor logo
Shotclass sponsor logo        Sydney Event Services sponsor logo        Tec Art sponsor logo

National Supporter
AACTA sponsor logo        Australian Location Managers Guild sponsor logo        Black Bishop Films sponsor logo        Film & Digital Times sponsor logo        MPIBS sponsor logo
NFSA sponsor logo