An Australian film legend, Jack Thompson AM has been in the forefront of the Australian cinema scene since 1969. His career has seen him travel across the cinema globe – featuring in more than 50 films and receiving every major Australian film award, including his nomination as a Living Legend (2005 IF Awards). For his service to the Australian film industry Jack Thompson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1986.
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.