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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced the four successful projects to be awarded development grants

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MPA APSA FILM FUND 2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Projects from Australia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel and Turkey   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced the four successful projects to be awarded development grants of US$25,000 in the 2012 MPA (Motion Picture Association) APSA Academy Film Fund. Established in 2010, the fund is intended to stimulate film production in Asia Pacific. The US$25,000 development grants go to: • Mohammad Rasoulof from the Islam...

Jan Chapman will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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JAN CHAPMAN TO HEAD APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY Acclaimed Australian film producer Jan Chapman OAM will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, to be held in Brisbane on November 23, 2012. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film, and Ms Chapman follows previous International Jury Presidents Nansun Shi (2011, Hong Kong, PRC), Lord David Puttnam (2010, UK), Huang Jianxin (2009, People’s Republic of China), Bru...

MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd will deliver keynote at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) delivered the keynote address at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), 2011 held today. Senator Dodd addressed an audience of diplomats, state government ministers, APSA filmmakers, and business leaders at Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Introducing Senator Dodd, US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, said: "Commercial achievement is a worthy objective, but what fi...

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) announce an alliance

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  The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) have today announced an alliance between the two organisations. The first expression of the alliance will be participation on the 2011 APSA International Jury by Israeli director Samuel Maoz, member of the European Film Academy and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. Thomas Hailer (Berlinale), Maxine Williamson (APSA), Marion Doering and Jürgen Biesinger (EFA) at the APSA Launch in Cannes, 2011....

APSA Appoints Artistic Director and Announces Upcoming Events in the Region

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APSA Appoints Artistic Director and Announces Upcoming Events in the RegionThe Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has appointed Maxine Williamson as Artistic Director of the organisation. APSA Chairman Des Power said: “Over the past four years, through her role as Associate Producer, Maxine has established the integrity and quality of our film competition and has also had immense creative input into APSA’s television production arm and all aspects of our annual Awards Ceremony.”“It is a n...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films fro...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films from...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

APSA Nominees Feature at Gold Coast Film Festival

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APSA NOMINEES FEATURE AT GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) will celebrate films of Asia-Pacific with a program of films nominated in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).  The fourth annual APSA’s will take place on the Gold Coast on December 2 when 31 films from 15 countries and areas will compete for the region’s highest accolade in film. Headlining the GCFF APSA Program is ...

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Attracts more than 40 Projects

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Projects submitted by APSA Academy members from 17 countries including Armenia, Australia, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Philippines, Fiji, Lebanon, Japan, Israel, People’s Republic of China, Singapore and New Zealand are to be considered for the US$100,000 script development fund which was formed earlier this year by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).Four grants, of US$25,000 each, will be allocated to the script development of four new projects...

MPA APSA Film Fund Attracts Strong Line-up of Asia-Pacific Projects

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Motion Picture Association (MPA) President and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Mike Ellis announced this evening that Ronin Films Managing Director Andrew Pike will sit on the judging panel for the inaugural MPA APSA Academy Film Fund.The announcement was made from the Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) on Australia’s Gold Coast where Mr Ellis reported that in just two weeks a strong calibre up of submissions had already been received for consideration in the US$100,000 script de...

Fourth Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Entry date closes August 23

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BANGKOK ~ Organisers of the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsas) are expecting about 200 films from more than 40 countries to have been submitted for this year’s competition by the time entries close on August 23. A total of 44 Official Submitting Organisations have been confirmed by Apsa and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) to submit films to represent their country or area. In addition, films are invited to compete by members of the Apsa No...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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212 FILMS FROM 43 COUNTRIES ENTER 2009 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDSThe 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has attracted a record 212 film entries from 43 countries of Asia-Pacific, APSA Chairman Des Power announced today.Films by Aparna Sen (India), Lu Chuan (People’s Republic of China), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Park Chan-wook (Republic of Korea), Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), Yermek Tursunov (Kazakhstan), Najwa Najjar (Palestinian Territories), Mamoru Oshii (Japan), Shahram Alidi (Iraq) and Br...

New APSA Develoment prize for Asia Pacific filmmakers

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APSA AND NETPAC ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT PRIZE FOR ASIA-PACIFIC FILMMAKERSThe Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced a collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) by forming the ‘APSA NETPAC Development Prize’, a US$5000 bursary to be awarded to an emerging filmmaker from Asia-Pacific.The announcement was made at the Brisbane International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Awards Ceremony on Sunday where the winners of BIFF’s jury prizes were announced.APSA Chairm...

Ten weeks left to submit to Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2009

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Countries from the Asia-Pacific region have ten weeks to submit films for the region's highest accolade in film, the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs). More than 100 entries have been received to date and APSA is expecting to surpass its already strong 2008 entry mark with some 200 titles expected to compete in this year's Awards. The calibre of films is high with many of Asia-Pacific's leading filmmakers among those competing for an APSA in 2009. Fifty-three Official Submi...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners

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Breaking with the antiquated rituals of the Oscars, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards produced a presentation that generated interest in the nominated films – many of which have not had much exposure outside their home countries – and put the filmmakers and their work the focus, while also delivering glamour and buzz, reports Andrew L. Urban from the Gold Coast.Double in size whichever you measure it since last year’s inaugural presentation, this year’s APSA event catered for almost 700 gue...
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