Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation today launched a new script development fund, the APSA Academy Sun Yat-Sen Bo Ai Film Fund. Exclusive to APSA Academy members, the fund supports a film project which demonstrates cinematic excellence and aligns with the Foundations Ideals: the embodiment of the ‘Bo Ai’ (Universal Compassion) spirit, promotion of tolerance, inspiring positive change and fostering the human spirit.
The successful recipient of the Fund will receive AU$20,000 and will be announced by Secretary-General of the Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation, Alexandra Sun, during the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, Australia on 29 November.
About the Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation
The Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation was founded by Sun family members and professionals in the fields of academia and the arts, with the initiative to carry on the legacy and humanist ideas of Dr. Sun, to support constructive cultural developments in Greater China and beyond, and to inspire positive changes through the media, education and cultural projects. Some recent projects include China-Africa Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation, Women Empowerment, the Sun Yat-Sen Bo Ai Award, Focus on Environmental Conservation and Climate Change, Educational projects and student exchanges.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.