Dr Anne Démy-Geroe is a film curator and lecturer specializing in Asia Pacific cinema at Griffith University. She is an inaugural member of the Nominations Council for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Joint President of NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema and a Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Lab. Anne was the inaugural Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival from 1991 to 2010 and co-founder and co-Director of the Iranian Film Festival Australia from 2010 to 2017. She has curated many regional festivals and international retrospectives. She has served on many international film juries throughout Asia including both India and Iran, was a judge on the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Scriptwriting) from 2001 to 2010, and chaired the APSA Children’s Film Fund Panel for several years. A past Council Member of the National Film and Sound Archive, in 2003 she was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal for services to the film industry. She has written a number of articles and chapters on Iranian cinema and her book, Iranian National Cinema was published by Routledge in 2018.
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.