As the winner of the Jury Grand Prize in 2014 through his film, Television – Farooki was inducted to the APSA Academy. He is one of the development grant recipients for his feature film project No Land’s Man.
“A leading figure in the emerging Bangladeshi cinema, Farooki’s new film, No Land’s Man is a dark satirical drama. The film examines the plight of a man from a religious minority who is persecuted in his home country, and escapes overseas only to find himself still the target of racial prejudice and hostility in the USA and Australia.”View Profile
Dror Moreh was inducted to the APSA Academy in 2013 as producer of The Gatekeepers which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film award. He received one of the development grants through his documentary film project CORRIDORS OF POWER.
“Dror Moreh’s new film, Corridors of Power, is a bold and confronting examination of how the world’s political leaders have responded to reports of mass killings and genocide around the world in recent decades. His film explores the connection between the strength of political responses and economic self-interests. The film will take us far behind the scenes, into the inner sanctums of the world’s most powerful decision makers.”View Profile
Jafar Panahi is one of the development grant recipients for the feature film project Flower (Goul). Panahi was a member of the Inaugural APSA International Jury and was inducted to the Academy in 2008. The project is written and directed by Panah Panahi, and Jafar Panahi will sit as Executive Director.
“Flower explores a challenging drama is drawn from real life, and brings home the plight of people with disabilities in Iran. This film will be directed by Jafar’s son, Panah, who is an emerging director of distinction and shares his father’s humanist concerns.”View Profile
Signe Byrge Sørensen is one of the producer of The Act of Killing, the 2014 APSA Best Documentary Feature Film winner, where she got inducted into the Academy. Sørensen is one of the winner for the development grant for her documentary feature film project On Screen Off Record.
“Sørenson’s new film is a provocative documentary about the citizen journalist movement in Syria – citizens who have been recording events in the Syrian crisis and posting stories on the internet. This film will tell the story of this movement and provide a context for their stories and images.”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.