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The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers was founded by Stanley N. Wright on November 29, 1933 to recognise the achievements of industry practitioners who have given 20 years of continuous services to the Motion Picture Industry across the Exhibition, Distribution and Film Production Sectors. It provides members with a means to stay in touch with industry colleagues, and through the course of each year the National Committee reviews additional ways the Society can benefit the Industry.


National President 2020 -         Russell Anderson


National President 2017 - 2019 Tim Read 


Any enquiries can be made through the National Honorary Secretary / Treasurer Sandra Alexander by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A message from the Cinema Pioneers President re COVID-19




Documenting some of the early history, technology, procedures, people and places involved in the pioneering days of the Australian motion picture industry. It also includes the exploits of the many travelling showmen and women in the South-West of Western Australia from the silent movie era and beyond while exposing the mystery of what went on behind those small square holes in the back wall of the local tents, town halls and cinemas throughout Australia.

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Australian Cinema Pioneers 2019 Annual Dinner was held in Sydney on Thursday 28th November 2019.

National President for 2020 (Russell Anderson) was installed at the dinner and the 2019 National "Cinema Pioneer of the Year" (Ron Reynolds) was honoured.