Documentarian and writer Baby Ruth Villarama began her career producing and researching for international organisations and has worked with the British Council, CNN and National Geographic among others. She founded Voyage Studios and is an active advocate for socially-minded films and filmmaking in Southeast Asia. Her filmography includes Jazz in Love (2013), Little Azkals (2014) and Sunday Beauty Queen (2016).

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.

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