NZCS was created in 2008 to foster cinematography in New Zealand for the benefit of members and the wider New Zealand Screen Production Industry. Today we welcome members from all parts of the image making process, and members from related fields who support the aims of the society.
NZCS provides regular events which are real, physical forums for networking, discovering and discussing all aspects of cinematography. The NZCS Awards offer professional recognition and a celebration of world-class cinematography in New Zealand. NZCS is committed to gender and ethnic diversity and runs a programme called the Cushla Lewis Gender Diversity Program to help women in camera and redress the current imbalances.
We act as a point of contact between members and individuals, companies or like minded organisations involved in the New Zealand Screen Production Industry and we serve as the international representative body for New Zealand Cinematographers.
The NZCS membership meets regularly to discuss the issues and interests of Cinematographers, and its membership is made up of professionals currently shooting the world over, as well as at home here in New Zealand. Accredited members are entitled to use the letters NZCS after their name.