2023 SA & WA 43rd Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography
A great celebration of South Australia’s talented Cinematographers was held on Saturday Oct 28, at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, (with superb new 6K projectors).
Thanks go to our Guest of Honour, John Seale AM ACS ASC for making the trek from Sydney. John drove over – seems he still loves a road trip! National President Erika Addis spoke about change and adaptation to new processes and innovations in the workforce and in the ACS. Many thanks Lori Bell for a sterling job as MC.
The SA ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award was presented for the first time, inaugural winner Patrick Prior was the unanimous choice of the judges.
The SA ACS Contribution Award was presented for the first and only time in its current form to a surprised Ernie Clark ACS – our outgoing President. From 2024 on it will be called the Ernie Clark ACS Contribution Award, in recognition of Ernie’s stellar contribution to the SA Branch.
Congratulations to all the winners, with special honours to multiple and Milty Award winner Maxx Corkindale, well done Maxx.
2022 WA & SA 42nd Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography
As SA hosted the National Awards earlier in the year the 42nd WA & SA Awards were hosted by the WA branch for only the third time at Fraser’s in Kings Park on October 29, 2022. A satellite event was held for SA members at the Queen Street Ballroom, Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax Street, Adelaide, with a live stream from Perth.
2021 SA & WA 41st Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography
Update: Congratulations to all our winners
The Cliff Ellis Memorial AwardFor the Active member showing the Most Potential went to Bonnie Paku.
The Mercury CX SA Student $1.5K prizeFor a promising young SA filmmaker went to Emily Eilers from Flinders Uni.
The Milton Ingerson AwardFor the Best Entry was awarded to WA member Denson Baker ACS NZCS for Vera Black 2020 Fashion film.
All State & Territory 2021 Gold winners will be automatically entered into the 52nd National ACS Awards for Cinematography to be held in Adelaide in May 2022.
The 2020 Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry went to Geoffrey Hall ACS for “Escape from Pretoria” now the first, three time winner, of this prestigious award.
The 2020 Cliff Ellis Memorial Award presented to the Camera Crew member showing the most potential went to Emerson Hoskin for “Carbon Dioxide”.
The Mercury CX Student Encouragement Award went to Olivia Tonkin for “I’m an Athlete” The winner receives $1,500 worth of Equipment or Facility Hire from Mercury CX.
Gold winners will be automatically entered into the 50th National ACS Awards for Cinematography which will be held in ACT on May 1 2021.
SA and WA Special Awards
The Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry was first awarded in 2005. This perpetual trophy recognises the most outstanding entry and is a lasting memorial to the legacy of Milton Ingerson ACS OAM. Milton reluctantly agreed to this award being named after him only months before he passed away. This award replaced our original Award for the Best Entry. At each awards the past winner is presented a framed photograph of the Milton Ingerson Award with a brass plaque stating their name and the Title of the winning entry.
The Cliff Ellis Memorial Award is presented to the Camera Crew Member showing the most potential. This award was named after Cliff Ellis, an ABC cameraman who delighted in training young members of our industry. This award was first presented in 1982 to Malcolm Ludgate ACS.
The Mercury CX Encouragement prize is a SA student encouragement award. The Media Resource Centre Award is for $1,500 worth of facilities / equipment hire to a South Australian Student entry. It began in 2005 and the winner also receives a Gold plaque from the ACS. Recipients have to reside in SA and be, or become, a member of the MRC to redeem this prize.