Nan Achnas

For Beautiful Shadows

Nan Achnas was inducted into the Academy through her film, 3 Doa 3 Cinta (3 Wishes 3 Loves) which was nominated for Best Children’s Feature Film. Achnas was also sit as member of the International Nomination Council in 2010.

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New Zealand

Ainsley Gardiner

For The Song Jar

Ainsley Gardiner has produced shorts, feature films and television shows. In 2004 she established Whenua Films with actor Cliff Curtis, to promote indigenous story-telling on screen. After working on two award-winning shorts with Taika Waititi, she co-produced his first two features, Eagle vs Shark and breakout hit Boy – which was nominated for an APSA for Best Children’s Feature Film in 2010, and resulted in her being inducted into the APSA Academy. She was a development grant recipient for her animated film project The Song Jar.

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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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