Nov 17 2015

Congratulations to all the AFTRS Cinematography alumni who won awards at this year's NSW/ACT Australian Cinematographers Society Awards. An impressive 25 awards in total including 2 for work on AFTRS student films.

Also, a special mention to alumnus and international award winning cinematographer Ross Giardina ACS who took home a record 6 awards for this work across short films, website content/new media, advertising and music clips.

  • Student Cinematography
    Silver: Benjamin Cotgrove - 2014 AFTRS student film The Fruity
    Bronze: Jarryd Hall - 2014 AFTRS student film Legacy
  • Experimental & Specialised
    Silver: Damian Smith ­ - Reflections

  • Music Clips:
    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS -  George Maple "Vacant Space"
    Bronze: Callan Green ACS - Eves The Behavior ~ TV

  • TV Station Breaks & Promos
    Gold - Zoe White - Foxtel - Smooth TV Ident
  • Web Content & New Media
    Gold: Emma Paine - We Will

    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS - BPM - Elegant Hedonism
    Silver: Emma Paine - Infused Honey

  • Advertising - Local/Regional
    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS - NRMA ~ Home
    Bronze: Damian Smith - Nowheretogo

  • Advertising ­ National/International
    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS - Shell ~ Real Destinations
  • Dramatised Documentaries
    Gold: Steve Arnold ACS - JFK ~ Smoking Gun
  • Drama or Comedy & Telefeatures
    Gold: Jules O'Loughlin ACS - Black Sails ~ episode 16
    Silver: Simon Chapman ACS - Glitch ~ episode 3

  • Features - Cinema
    Gold: Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC - The Water Diviner

    Silver: Carl Robertson ACS - Infini

    Silver: Steve Arnold ACS - Last Cab to Darwin
    Bronze: Simon Chapman ACS - Cut Snake

  • Documentaries
    Silver: Peter Coleman ACS - Bespoke - "Rise of the Makers" ~ episode 1
  • Shorts Films
    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS - Oranges Don't Grow on Trees

    Gold: Ross Giardina ACS ­ - Mother
    Silver: Tristan Milani ACS - Bluey
Silver: Joel Froome - The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy
    Bronze: Tania Lambert - The Frontier

Image Attribution: Production still from Mother. Image sourced from

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