Maxine Williamson has worked in the industry for 23 years. Influential in commencing APSA as Associate Producer (2007) and Film Director, finishing after its 10th edition in mid-2017. Director of Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, 2014-2016 and Co-Director 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival, 2017. Associate Producer on Asia Pacific (AP) filmmaker documentary series Scene by Scene for CNN. AP Consultant for Turkey’s; Antalya Film Forum for last 5 years, AP Ambassador WMC, and Board Member of the Selection Committee Sabanci Foundation Short Film Competition. Ambassador, Mongolian Film Institute and Altan Khalis International Film Festival. Artistic Advisor touring exhibition FRAME: How Asia Pacific Feminist Filmmakers and Artists are Confronting Inequality. NETPAC and APN member. Prior to AP work, Maxine worked in quality, arthouse exhibition/distribution sector for 10-years.
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.