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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...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced

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  Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Produced by Kath Shelper and written and directed by Warwick Thornton, Samson & Delilah previously won the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, six major awards at the recent Inside Film Awards in Australia and has been nominated for 13 Australian Film Ins...

10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

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The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world. The 10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will run from 14-22 November this year at IFC Mall: 1 Harbour View Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong phone: +852 2295 3308   List of the films presented: Adam Resurrected Germany/Israel, 2008, 106 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles Director: Paul...

18 wins VIFF Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema

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The Vancouver International Film Festival is pleased to announce that EIGHTEEN directed by JANG Kun-Jae of South Korea has won the 16th annual Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema and a cash prize of $10,000. The winner was announced prior to the Dragons & Tigers Award Gala screening of Gama No Abura’s TOAD’S OIL in the Granville 7 Visa Screening Room today. Donors Brad Birarda and Robert Sali generously sponsor the award.The distinguished jury was comprised of Mr. Johnny Ray HUSTON, arts...

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...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

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...

Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped

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The 18th Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped, marking the end of Australia’s busy festival season. BIFF Executive Director and APSA Nominations Council member Anne Demy-Geroe has developed a strong tradition of bringing a rich slate of Asia-Pacific films to BIFF and 2009 was no exception. Film critic and FIPRESCI Juror Tim Milfull was APSAs correspondent for BIFF withdaily updates through the APSA Festival Log. Join us online in the Multimedia Lounge to see Tim’s wrap of th...

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...

Cambodian Filmmakers living abroad & in Cambodia: Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 and Asia Pacific Screen Aw

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Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 and Asia Pacific Screen Awards Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 *** CamboFest to nominate Cambodian & Cambodian-themed films for 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards *** CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation festival of Cambodia (http://www.cambofest.com) recently announced its appointment as the Official Submission Organization for Cambodia for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). CamboFest w...

CAMBOFEST selected for 2nd year to rep Cambodian Films for Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

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*** CamboFest to nominate Cambodian & Cambodia-made/produced films for 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards *** CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation festival of Cambodia (http://www.cambofest.com) today announced its appointment as the Official Submission Organization for Cambodia for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for the 2nd year in a row, in part due to CamboFest's diligence regarding IP rights vis-a-vis motion picture exhibition in the region. CamboFest was invited by...

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...

Russel Edwards Guest Blogs Sydney Fest for APSA

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The Sydney Film Festival opened last night with Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric, direct from Competition at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival. Join us online as APSA Nominations Council member and Variety critic, Russell Edwards guest blogs SFF exclusively for APSA, reporting back with the news and inside scoop from the event that kicks off Australia’s film festival season.Russell will focus on the significant Asia-Pacific line up at SFF including several A-P titles in Official Compet...

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

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