Peggy Chiao is a film producer based in Taiwan. She was the former chairperson of the prestigious Golden Horse Film Festival and the pioneer who cultivated the coproduction of films among China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She is one of the major reasons that many Taiwanese directors enjoy success both domestically and internationally. Her film collaborations with a number of respected directors have garnered her international acclaim, including two Silver Bears from Berlin, the Golden Hugo from Chicago, two grand prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival, the FIPRESCI awards from the Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Horse Film Festival. Chiao has also sat on the jury of various international film festivals and is currently producing four films and teaching at the Graduate Institute of Filmmaking at the National Taipei University of the Arts.View Profile
Mary collaborated with French New Wave director Eric Rohmer for more than 25 years editing and co-composing music, from being assistant to his then-editor Cécile Décugis to editing Rohmer’s films from Winter’s Tale (1991) to his last feature The Romance Of Astrea and Celadon (2007). In the past decade Mary has worked with independent filmmakers and producers in France, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Australia and Canada, editing, associate-producing and coaching narrative drama and documentaries. She has also edited short films and coached animation and experimental projects. Mary continues her own filmmaking as well as guest-lectures and participates in juries, workshops, symposiums, universities and film schools.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.