Queensland-based director Mairi Cameron released her first feature film, The Second (2018), in cinemas and on streaming platform Stan in July. It is nominated for Best Australia Feature Film at the Screen Producers of Australia Awards. Mairi’s career spans over a decade including TV commercials and videos for some of Australia’s premiere musicians including Washington’s “Sunday Best”, which won Triple Jʼs Music Video of the Year. Her award-winning short film Milk (1999) was selected for official competition at Cannes and was pre-selected for an Academy Award. She is currently the Film Department Coordinator at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane.View Profile
Randall Wood has 25 years of experience writing, directing and shooting documentaries in the Australian film industry. His films on music, science, natural history and humanitarian issues have won more than 30 filmmaking awards including the Grand Jury Award at the Slamdance International Film Festival, the Grand Prix at The World of Knowledge Science Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award and prizes from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society and the AWGIE Awards. His films have competed at AFI, AACTA, ATOM and in the 1990s he twice won at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.View Profile
Maxine Williamson has over two decades experience in the film industry. Influential in commencement of APSA as Associate Producer and Film Director for first 10 editions. Director of Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival for all three editions 2014-2016 and Co-Director 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival, 2017. Prior to this Maxine was General Manager Dendy Cinemas working for the organisation for ten years.View Profile
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.