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Image (L-R): Philip Cheah, Kathryn Weir, Maxine Williamson, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Professor Hong-Joon Kim, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, Peggy Chiao, Meenakshi Shedde.

The APSA Nominations Council is comprised of international film industry experts drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia Pacific.

In 2013, the Nominations Council determined the nominees for the six feature film categories of Best Feature Film, Achievement in Directing, Best Screenplay, Achievement in Cinematography, Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor.

The members of the 2013 International Nominations Council are:

  • Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea), chairman of the International Nominations Council. A published author, award-winning director and screenwriter, Professor Kim is also a former Commissioner of the Korean Film Council and is a Film Professor at the Korean National University of Arts.
  • Jeannette Paulson Hereniko (Hawaii), the founder of the Hawaii International Film Festival, a founding board member of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), and a former film festival juror at Berlin, Rotterdam, Busan, Singapore and Mumbai;
  • Kathryn Weir (Australia), head curator of the Australian Cinémathèque and also Head Curator of International Contemporary Art at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA);
  • Meenakshi Shedde (India), an independent film curator, film festival consultant, film critic, film director and journalist who is the India Consultant to the Berlin and Dubai Film Festivals;
  • Producer Peggy Chiao (Taiwan), the former chairperson of the prestigious Golden Horse Film Festival, and the pioneer who cultivated the co-production of films among China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan;
  • Philip Cheah (Singapore), film critic, Vice-President of NETPAC and program consultant for the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, South-east Asian Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Films website; and
  • Director of the APSA Film Competition Maxine Williamson (Australia).