INTERNATIONAL STARS FLOCK TO BRISBANE
Winners in the 10th anniversary edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced on Thursday 24 November from the 10th APSA Ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, and via a live webcast to the globe. The APSA ceremony, a glamorous black tie event, will be attended by a record number of 1000 guests, including the 2016 APSA nominees and jurors and 500 international guests, encompassing guests of concurrent international screen events in Brisbane: Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF), the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) Congress and the Asian Animation Summit.
Nominated guests for every APSA Award category are confirmed to attend, from countries including Australia, India, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, United Arab Emirates, Islamic Republic of Iran, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Philippines.
Guests attending the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Ceremony
International Guests include:
- Lord David Puttnam, APSA International Jury President
- Kim Dong-ho, founder and Chair of the Busan Film Festival, APSA International Jury Member
- Shyam Benegal, renowned Indian filmmaker and APSA International Jury Member
- Nansun Shi, Producer, APSA International Jury Member
- Anurag Kashyap, APSA nominated director of Psycho Raman. India’s answer to Tarantino, Kashyap has also served on the juries at Sundance and Busan Film Festivals
- Leena Yadav, Writer, Director and Producer Parched – BAPFF Opening Night Film & APSA nominee
- Japanese Actress Rira Kawamura, Winner Best Actress Locarno Film Festival, star of APSA nominated Happy Hour
- Russian Australian Ilya Stewart, Producer of APSA nominated film The Student
- Russian Actress Natalia Pavlenkova, APSA Best Actress nominee star of Zoology
- Youn Yuh-jung, celebrated Korean Actress and APSA nominee for The Bacchus Lady and Director E J-yong
- Iranian writer/director Reza Mirkarimi (Daughter) APSA Best Feature Film nominee
- Iranian Actor Farhad Aslani, APSA Best Performance by an Actor nominee (Daughter)
- Indian Actor Manoj Bajpayee, APSA Best Performance by an Actor nominee (Aligarh)
- Film critic, author and expert festival programmer Chris Fujiwara, chair of the APSA Youth, Animation and Documentary Jury.
Australian Guests include:
- Jack Thompson AM PhD, APSA Academy President
- David Wenham, APSA Ceremony Presenter
- Jan Chapman, Producer and member of APSA International Jury
- Anjali Rao, APSA Ceremony Presenter
- Director Bruce Beresford (Mao’s Last Dancer, Driving Miss Daisy)
- Director Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Charlotte Gray)
- Director Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes, Charlie’s Country)
- Actor Stephen Curry (Hounds of Love – Aus Premiere at BAPFF)
- Director Ben Young (Hounds of Love – Aus Premiere at BAPFF)
- Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk
Full list of guests attending available on request.
KEY MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES – APSA CEREMONY WEEK
Media must register for each event, and attendance is subject to approval by APSA Publicists – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 23 November
– interviews available with APSA nominees –
|09.00 – 10.30||CILECT Keynote speakers Bruce Beresford & Peggy Chiao Hsiung-Ping, Sofitel|
|09.30 – 13.30||APSA Nominees trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – photo opportunity|
|12.30 – 14.00||Media lunch event at Treasury Hotel [RSVP essential to email@example.com]|
|18.00||BAPFF Opening Night Event – screening + after party
Queensland Premiere: Parched, Writer/Director/Producer Leena Yadav in attendance.
Parched is nominated for APSA Best Screenplay.
Thursday 24 November
– interviews available with APSA nominees –
|09.00 – 10.30||CILECT Keynote Address: Lord David PuttnamQueensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University|
|11.15 – 11.35||APSA Ceremony Day Media Call including
APSA International Jury President Lord David Puttnam,
APSA Academy President Jack Thompson AM PhD, nominees & special guests
|17.15 – 17.45||Media Accreditation open for Red Carpet|
|18.00 – 19.00||APSA Red Carpet Arrivals – black tie /traditional dress|
|19.30||10th APSA Ceremony – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre|
FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER
|10.30 – 12.30||Asia Pacific Screen Lab graduationhttp://www.asiapacificscreenacademy.com/the-academy/asia-pacific-screen-lab/|
|BAPFF Q&A screenings with festival guests and APSA nominees:|
|18.30 –||Daughter, followed by Q&A with writer Merhan Kashani, producer Reza Mirkarimi and actorFarhad Aslani in attendance|
|18.30 –||The Bacchus Lady, followed by Q&A with director E J-yong and actress Youn Yuh-jung|
|21.00 –||Zoology, followed by Q&A with actress Natalia Pavlenkova|
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER – BAPFF
|12.00 – 15.00||Lunch with Women in Film at the Award Winning Emporium HotelPanelist: Parched Writer / Director / Producer Leena Yadav, Queensland Producer of Ella Veronica Fury, Australia Director of Hounds of Love, Ben Young, APSA BAPFF Film Director Maxine Williamson|
|13.00||Manang Biring followed by Q&A with Director Carl Papa|
|13.00||Muhammad, The Messenger of God, followed by a Q&A with Producer Mohammadreza Saberi|
|16.00||Cold of Kalandar, followed by Q&A with Producer Nermin Aytekin and Director Mustafa Kara|
|17.00||Psycho Raman, followed by Q&A with Director Anurag Kashyap|
|20.00||Hounds of Love, followed by a Q&A with Director Ben Young and Actor Stephen Curry|
MEDIA MATERIALS: including stills, press kits, broadcast quality clips and more
Images and clips will be uploaded to this location throughout Ceremony week, including Red Carpet & Winner shots.
MEDIA CONTACTS / MEDIA ACCREDITATION
Alicia Brescianini 0400 225 603 / Amy Browne 0407 272 373 / Cathy Gallagher 0416 22 72 82 / Kesha West 0432 862 727
Brisbane plays host a number of major screen culture events in November, with the flagship ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS celebrating its 10th edition.
20-24 Nov – CILECT 2016 Congress
22-24 Nov – 5th Asian Animation Summit
23 Nov – BAPFF opening night
22-24 – APSA events
24 Nov – 10th APSA Ceremony
10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Thursday 24 November
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), proudly an Australian initiative, is the region’s highest accolade in film. 2016 marks the tenth year that APSA has recognised and promoted cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards, now with a permanent home in Brisbane; Australia’s New World City, are presented by Treasury Casino & Hotel, supported by Brisbane City Council and managed by economic development board Brisbane Marketing. APSA has the privilege of a unique collaboration with Paris-based UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival – opening night Wednesday 23 November
BAPFF screens 23 Nov – 4 Dec
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) showcases the creative and cultural breadth of cinematic works from the vast Asia Pacific region. The Festival program celebrates cinematic excellence and champions distinctive voices; it is also the programming team’s mission to honour films that reflect the best of their cultural origins.
Media contact: Dan Anderson email@example.com
CILECT Congress 2016 – Theme: Ethics/Aesthetics
20-24 November in Brisbane with 200 confirmed delegates.
Founded in Cannes 1955, CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools (French: Centre international de liaison des écoles de cinéma et de télévision) is the association of the world’s major film and television schools. The biennial CILECT CONGRESS includes the annual conference and is an opportunity for member schools to synchronize their efforts in maintaining the highest standards of film, television, and new media education.
Media Contact: Louise Crossin firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Asian Animation Summit
22-24 November in Brisbane – expecting approx 200 delegates
Now in its fifth year, the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is an annual event designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners. AAS is neither a conference nor a market, but rather an event designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with Asian-Pacific partners, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and elsewhere.
The 2016 Asian Animation Summit is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with generous support from our hosting partners Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, and presenting partners KOCCA (Korea), MDeC (Malaysia) and SIPA/DITP (Thailand).