Anderson Le diligently works in the global promotion of independent and world cinema as Artistic Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). In addition to his duties at HIFF, Le also serves as a program consultant for several film festivals including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, Singapore International Film Festival and Reel Asian in Toronto. Le previously worked as the international programmer for Comcast, working in providing monthly content for Xfinity on Demand with a focus on Asian and Asian American content. In 2012, Le co-founded You Offend Me You Offend My Family, the digit content offshoot of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s production company. In 2019, he co-founded EAST, a transpacific production company producing global content. Their first productions included Rom (2019), which won the New Currents Prize at Busan, and Be Water (2020), an official selection of both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Their latest project Maika (2022) was an official selection at Sundance.
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.