Professor Hou Keming chairs the China Children’s Film Association and is the president of China International Children’s Film Festival. His film career began in 1976 as an actor. He graduated from the Performance Department of the Beijing Film Academy in 1979 and received his PhD in film studies in 2008. He currently sits on the board of International Centre of Film for Children and Youth (CIJEF), and is Secretary-General of the National Coordination Committee of Primary and Secondary Education in Film and Television. He was appointed as the Vice-President of the Beijing Film Academy (1996-2006) and has held numerous other prestigious roles in Chinese film institutions.

Dr Hou is an accomplished director and producer. He has produced more than 20 feature films, including Running on Karma(2003), Manhole (2002), Spring Subway (2002), and When Ruoma was Seventeen (2002). He has worked with prolific filmmakers including APSA Academy members Zheng Dongtian (2008 APSA International Jury), Xie Fei (Nominations Council Founding Member), Tian Zhuangzhuang (2007 APSA International Jury), Huang Jianxin (2009 APSA International Jury President); and acclaimed Chinese actor/writer/director Chen Daming. He participated as a jury member for the Cairo International Film Festival for Children, Hua Biao Awards for Chinese Film and Golden Rooster Awards for Chinese Film.

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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