Tasmanian cinematographers have had their biggest awards haul to date with eight entrants receiving a total of 16 awards at the Victorian and Tasmanian Australian Cinematography Society Awards on Saturday.
Cinematography industry leader Peter Curtis said they did extremely well. All winners now qualify for the national awards.
“The great thing about [the] awards is that they’re peer awards… so if you get an award it means you’ve earned it,” he said.
Launceston’s Damon Heather won the student category for a short film he made about social issues titled Waiting for Angel. He said the award would kickstart his career and was credit to his hard work. “As soon as an opportunity arises I just snap it up and I think that is why I’ve come so far in such a short time,” he said