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Over 250 films compete in the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Official competition for the eighth Asia Pacific Screen Awards has now closed with over 250 feature films from 42 Asia Pacific countries and areas in contention for the region’s highest accolade in film. “Nominees will be revealed on 28 October with the winners then announced at the glittering APSA ceremony on 11 December at Brisbane’s […]

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APSA Vessel returns home to Japan

2011 special presentation to Noritaka Kawaguchi by APSA Patron Kim Dong ho. Guest Blog by Noritaka Kawaguchi First of all, we thank you for all of your support following the big disaster in Japan on 3.11. We received an APSA vessel in 2007 when 5 Centimeters Per Second won the Best Animated Feature Film award, […]

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KOFFIA's Raelene Loong and Kieran Tully, Producer Kim JuKyung and Cine 21’s Lee Hwa-jung at the 2010 APSAs

Guest blog: Korean Film Festival in Australia

The 2nd Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is on in Sydney this coming August 24 – 29, and will even be rolling into Melbourne for the first time this year in September. Showcasing a range of classic and contemporary Korean films, industry forums and cultural events, the exciting line-up of films for KOFFIA will […]

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Spotlight on Films for Children of Asia Pacific

Last month, APSA Chairman Des Power was honoured to serve on the Jury for the 11th China International Children’s Film Festival in the city of Jiangyin. More than 60 movies from 22 countries and regions screened in the festival. At the five-day event, 10 awards were given to films and performers from Russia, Germany, Argentina, […]

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IRAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Bear winner Nader and Simin: a Separation will premiere in France today closely followed by its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival which opens this evening. The film is the first completed project of the four inaugural recipients of a new development funding stream initiated last year by the Asia Pacific […]

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Festival de Cannes: APSA Academy Members at the Forefront

The APSA Academy is out in force in Cannes with several of our members serving on Cannes Juries and others preparing for premiere screenings of new work. Lee Chang-dong is Chairing the Jury for the Critics Week sidebar. He is a three-time APSA winner (for Secret Sunshine, A Brand New Life and Poetry) and one […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 12

Last day. It’s been a long ride. Have met many amazing people. Tonight I am attending the closing night film The Tree pre-function party at The Majestic Beach, then the red carpet for The Tree, then Cannes Ceremony followed by the screening and on to the post-party at Cherie Cheri. It will no doubt be […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 11

Had lunch with SPAA president Tony Ginnane today and Julie Marlow. By all accounts it has been a successful Cannes for some producers. Apparently Tavernier’s film has been sold to America for an incredibly high price. Weekends are even busier on the Croisette which is hard to imagine. From the Cannes newsletter – Award Ceremony […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 10

Saw Lee Chang-dong in the street today and said hi. Love that guy and his films! Also saw Apichatpong Weerasethakul at the grande hotel but couldn’t whip out my berry quick enough to get a photo. Tropical Malady and Sydromes and a Century I love. Aiming to see his comp film Uncle Boonmee Who Can […]

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