Australian Cinematographer Society 48 National Awards for 2019
HALL OF FAME AWARD 2019 NINO MARTINETTI
A Ceremony presented by the Australian Cinematographer Society has inducted Gaetano Nino Martinetti into the Hall of Fame. The night was held at Plaza Ballroom Melbourne with around 200 guests to honor the winners this evening in which DOP Martinetti was recognized by the 40 years of being in the industry.
Gaetano Nino Martinetti who was born in Rome studied Humanities, Sciences and Art at the College Santa Maria in Rome and at the Institute Manieri-Copernico Liceo Scientifico was very excited to be selected. This is tremendous honor for me to have this award and to have worked so long in this industry in which I love.
In 1973 Nino had traveled overland from England to Australia to advance his knowledge and passion of the arts and film-making and studied Art & Design majoring in Photography, Film & Video at Prahran College of Advance Education in Melbourne.
Nino first work was when he photographed a Short film in 1977 “Buckeye and Pinto” and was nominated for “Best Cinematography”. In 1980 Nino filmed two episodes of his first four-part Award-winning TV Mini-series “Women Of The Sun”. 1984 he filmed his first Feature film (Anamorphic) “Wills and Burke”, an Australian Epic, thus he was granted accreditation of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
Now after more than 40 years as a Director of Photography and Camera Operator, Nino has received five A.C.S. Bronze Awards, five A.C.S. Silver Awards and seven A.C.S. Gold Awards. He has been nominated four times for the AACTA (A.F.I.) (AUS) Award for “Best Cinematography”. 1994 Nino received the AACTA (A.F.I.) (AUS) Award for the Feature film “Exile” directed by Paul Cox.