As the Society of Australia Cinema Pioneers celebrates its 87th Year I would like to thank the National Executive Committee and members of the Pioneers for the opportunity to serve as President, it’s a great honour.

I look forward to working closely with my interstate colleagues, the State Presidents Mike Selwyn NSW, Christine Pitcher Queensland, Yurik Czyz Tasmania, Allan Stiles Western Australia, Derek Screen Victoria and John Cronin South Australia.

Also, my personal thanks to Sandra Alexander for her ongoing advice and support in her role as National Secretary / Treasurer.

To be a member of the Society of Australia Cinema Pioneers is an earned privilege for us all and one to be proud of.

The Society of Australia Cinema Pioneers embraces the collaborative nature of making and releasing films and of the entire film community interacting for success.

The future looks very bright as we continue to evolve and expand the aims of the Society.

 Last year we implemented with great success the National Australian Cinema Pioneers Humanitarian Award as chosen by the National Executive Committee and presented to Murray Forrest for outstanding and exceptional service to the cinema industry and to the greater community by a member of the Australia Cinema Pioneers.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Pioneers and we look forward to 2020 with great enthusiasm.


Russell Anderson

National President.