Soheir Abdel Kader is the Vice-President of the Cairo International Film Festival; Director of the Cairo International Film Festival for Children. She is a member of the Union of Arab Artists and a member of the Centre International du Film pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse, CIJEF. She has been a Jury member of the San Francisco Isfahan and Sousse Film Festivals, the Lucas International Film Festival for Children, and was Jury President for the Moscow International Film Festival for Children. She was a consultant to the Egyptian National Day of the Children, 1994; established the Charity Market for Handicapped Children in conjunction with The Cairo International Film Festival for Children; and had a key role in establishing the Cairo International Film Festival as a FIAPF accredited festival.
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.