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Nominations Council Meets to Determine APSA Nominees

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations Council are currently meeting in Brisbane, Australia, to determine up to five nominees across nine categories for the third annual APSA. ...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 7

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OPENING NIGHT I’ve been met by cars at the airport before. I’ve often had smiling guides greet me at the airport. I’ve had some festivals demonstrate distinctive local...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 6

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NOT SO CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE PRESS KIND The sun continues to shine in Vladivostok, but otherwise it’s been one of those days. After a hearty breakfast at...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 5

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IT WAS ON THE GOOD SHIP PALLADA Having seen Departures at the Ocean Theatre (Not a dry eye in the house. Some of the toughest looking film festival...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 4

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I’VE GOT A LITTLE SONG AND IT WON’T TAKE LONG The moment you all (well hopefully some of you) have been waiting for. As pointed out in an...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 3

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STEADY AS A ROCK If there is a staple of the Vladivostok festival it is the annual appearance of Rock Brynner. Rock as the son of Yul Brynner...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 2

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BUILD A SHIP, SAIL TO SADNESS* Apologies for tardiness. It’s been a whirlwind. No sooner did I leave Vladivostok than I bounded into Brisbane for the Nominations Council...

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2009 “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 1

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Russia? In the Asia-Pacific? Well yes actually… “But look – Vladivostok! We’ve flown seven hours and we’re still in Russia. It’s amazing. This is still Europe!” I was...

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Korea Takes Leading Role in APSAs

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced the appointment of acclaimed Korean writer-director, Gina Kim, to its 2009 International Jury....

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212 Films From 43 Countries Enter 2009 APSAs

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The 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....

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