Societies & Associations of Cinematographers  |  Miscellaneous

Societies & Associations of Cinematographers

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ABC | Brazil

Associação Brasileira de Cinematografia/Association of Brazilian Cinematographers
Founded in January 2000.


ACS | Australia

Australian Cinematographers Society
The ACS was founded by a group of cinecamera people in Sydney in 1958. Its Articles of Association were finalized in 1960.


ADF | Argentina

Autores de Fotografía Cinematográfica Argentina


AEC | Spain

Asociación Española de Autores de Obras Fotográficas Cinematográficas
Founded in February 1993.


AFC | France

Association Française des Directeurs de la Photographie Cinematographique

Founded in 1990 by doph Henri Alekan, Raoul Coutard, Alain Derobe, Pierre-William Glenn and Georges Strouvé.


AIC | Italy

Associazione Autori Italiani della Cinematografia

Founded in 1950.


AIP | Portugal

Associação de Imagem Portuguesa

Founded in 1998.


AMC | Mexico

Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de Fotografía Cinematográfica/Mexican Society of Cinematographers

Founded in 1992.


ASC | U.S.A.

The American Society of Cinematographers
Formed on 21 December 1918 and replacing the Cinema Camera Club [1913, New York] and the Static Club [1913, California]. The official charter was issued on 8 January 1919. Membership was [and is] by invitation only. William S. Hart and Mary Pickford were the first producers to place the letters 'A.S.C.' after the photographer's name in the screen credits.



BSC | U.K.

The British Society of Cinematographers
In 1947, Bert Easey, head of the Denham Studio and Pinewood Studio camera departments, put forward the idea of forming a society of British cinematographers. Most of Britain's cameramen were gathered for an industry dinner at the Orchard Hotel in Ruislip. With the approval of the assembled gathering the British Society of Cinematographers Limited, with 55 original members, was born in September 1949.


BVK | Germany

Berufsverband Kinematografie/German Society of Cinematographers
Before WWII, Guido Seeber founded the 'Club Deutscher Kameramänner'. The CDK was disbanded during the Third Reich, but it was revived in 1950. In 1980, the organization was replaced by the Bundesverband Kamera/Berufsverband Kinematografie.


CSC | Canada

Canadian Society of Cinematographers
The CSC was conceived in 1957 in the lobby of a film studio at Woodbine and Danforth in east-end Toronto. The idea for the Society originated with Herbert Alpert. Alpert said it was 'mostly out of pride' that he felt the need to establish a society similar to the American Society of Cinematographers, despite the small size of the film community in Toronto and in Canada in general.


DFF | Denmark

Dansk Filmfotograf Forbund/Danish Association of Cinematographers
Founded in 1954.


fsf | Sweden

Föreningen Sveriges Filmfotografer/Swedish Society of Cinematographers
Founded in November 1961.


HSC | Hungary

Magyar operatörök társasága/Hungarian Society of Cinematographers
Founded in April 1990.


ICG/Local 600 | U.S.A.

International Cinematographers Guild [Local 600 IATSE]