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The Asia Pacific Screen Academy was established in 2008 to encourage dialogue, collaboration and business opportunities for the region’s filmmakers. It also provides a platform to foster opportunities for co-productions and the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the 70 countries and areas that form the APSA network.

All APSA Nominees, Winners, Jury and Nominations Council members are inducted into the Academy – the most respected names in film from the region and some from outside it, including Jury members and Producers from Europe, the UK and the US. The Patron of the Academy is Australian screen legend Jack Thompson.

Comprising almost 700 members and growing by approximately 100 people per year as new nominees are inducted, the APSA Academy is already starting to stimulate cross-border collaboration with several projects between Academy members currently in discussion and development.