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Ceremony Year 2016
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Lee Joon-ik is one of South Korea’s most successful film directors and producers. His 2005 smash-hit The King and the Clown was seen by 12.3 million people, making it one of the highest grossing Korean films of all time, and Republic of Korea’s official submission for the Academy Awards®. Lee’s impressive filmography has seen him jump deftly between genres and from period to contemporary films Historical drama The Throne is Lee’s ninth directorial feature and won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival plus three awards at the 35th Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards, including Best Film. In 2016, Lee released his black and white Colonial era drama Dongiu: Portrait of a Poet. He is also CEO of production company Cineworld Entertainment.

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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