Fujifilm Australia was again the major sponsor of the Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards, held this year at the ANZ Pavilion, Victorian Arts Centre.
This year’s prestigious Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year was won by Andrew Commis ACS, for his work on Beautiful Kate which he shot exclusively on Fujifilm Eterna 64T, 250D and 500T stocks. Commis also won a Golden Tripod in the Feature Film category for Beautiful Kate on the night and both awards follow on from Commis’ success at the 2009 Inside Film Awards where he won the Best Cinematography award and the Gold Award at the 2009 NSW and ACT ACS Awards.
Fujifilm Australia’s General Manager Recording Media/Motion Picture Film Marc Van Agten said, “Fujifilm would like to congratulate Andrew Commis on all his success and on the wonderful results he has achieved with Beautiful Kate. Last year Roger Lanser ACS won Australian Cinematographer of the Year for his work on The Magic Flute which he also shot on Fujifilm stock. We are delighted that this year the top ACS award has once more gone to such a talented filmmaker and that Fujifilm was again able to be part of the success.”
Left to right - Marc Van Agten (Fujifilm), Andrew Commis and Simon Murphy (Fujifilm) at the 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards
The full list of winners are listed below:
Category No. 1 - Student Cinematography
Gold - David Rusanow (VIC)
The Fumes "Python for a Pillow"
Category No. 2 - Experimental & Specialized
Golden Tripod - Matthew Horrex (NSW) Zero
Distinction - Richard Chataway ACS (SA) Schmackos Popcorn "Schmatrix"
Category No. 3 - TV Station Breaks & Promos
Golden Tripod - Michael Beresford-Jones (NSW) FINA Swimming Promo for ONE HD
Category No. 4 - Music Clips
Golden Tripod - Tom Gleeson (NSW) Fearless
Distinction - Jason Hargreaves (QLD) Kate Miller Heidke "Caught in the Crowd"
Category No. 5 - News - Local/Regional
Golden Tripod - Jayson Flakus (QLD) Cane Disease Outbreak
Category No. 6 - Neil Davis International News
Golden Tripod - Ben Emery (NSW) Bangkok Battle
Distinction - Wayne McAllister (NSW) Long March
Category No. 7 - Current Affairs
Golden Tripod - Louie Eroglu ACS (NSW) Detroit 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'
Distinction - Wayne McAllister (NSW) Cats in the Clouds
Category No. 8 - TV Magazine, Lifestyle & Reality
Golden Tripod - Frank Maurici (NSW) Eskimos
Distinction - Roger Price (ACT) Portugal - Cheese Slices
Category No. 9 - Corporate & Educational
Golden Tripod - Peter Davies (NSW) Choices
Distinction - Aron Leong (QLD) Bishop Brothers Engineering
Category No. 10 - Documentaries, Cinema & TV
Golden Tripod - John Biggins (NSW) Feral Peril
Distinction - Pieter De Vries ACS (NSW) Tasmanian Devil
Category No. 11 - Wildlife/Nature
Golden Tripod - Rory McGuinness ACS (VIC) Turtle - The Incredible Journey
Distinction - Malcolm Ludgate ACS (SA) Lizard Kings
Category No. 12 - Commercials -Local/Regional
Golden Tripod - Callan Green (NSW) Samantha Wills "Every Moment"
Distinction - Wayne Aistrope (VIC) Herald Weekly Times 140 Years
Category No. 13 - Commercials - National/International
Golden Tripod - Mandy Walker ACS (NSW) Tourism Australia - "VP Sales"
Distinction - Simon Duggan ACS (NSW) Jameson's Lost Barrel
Distinction - Greig Fraser (VIC) Tourism Victoria - Daylesford
Category No. 14 - Dramatised Documentaries
Golden Tripod - Jim Frater (WA) The Great Escape "The Reckoning"
Distinction - John Radel ACS (NSW) In Our Name
Category No. 15 - Fictional Drama Shorts
Golden Tripod - Murray Lui (NSW) Jacob
Distinction - Stuart Gosling (VIC) A Love Story
Category No. 16 - Telefeatures, TV Drama & Mini Series
Golden Tripod - Allan Collins ACS (NT) 3 Acts of Murder
Distinction - Mark Wareham ACS (QLD) A Model Daughter
Category No. 17 - Features - Cinema
Golden Tripod - Andrew Commis ACS (NSW) Beautiful Kate
Distinction - Ellery Ryan ACS (VIC) Van Diemen's Land
News Directors Award
Gold - Craig McKeough (QLD) Kybong Fatal
A full list of winners is also available on the Australian Cinematographers Society website: