Dr Anne Démy-Geroe has a strong background in Asia Pacific cinema. She currently lectures on Asia Pacific Cinema at Griffith Film School, is a Vice President of NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema, and a director of the Asia Pacific Screen Lab. As inaugural Artistic Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival until 2010, she built a solid reputation for its Asia Pacific programming. She was also an inaugural co-Director of the national Iranian Film Festival Australia from 2011 to 2017. Anne was awarded a PhD for her work on Iranian Cinema and her Routledge publication, Iranian National Cinema, was published in 2020. She produced the docu Imaginary Border (Alireza Ghanie, 2016), in competition at APSA. Anne is a past Council Member of the National Film and Sound Archive, for many years was a judge for Script on the Premier’s Literary Awards, has worked on numerous special film events over the years and continues to serve on international juries from Busan to Tehran. She also does the odd programming gig! In 2003 was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal for services to the film industry.
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.