Sunday, 1 March 2009•
APSA Nominations Council Member, Russell Edwards is a Sydney-based film critic reviewing Asian and Australian films for the international trade paper Variety. He was president of The Film Critics Circle of Australia from 2004 to 2006; is a regular attendee of Asia’s film festival circuit; and has been a FIPRESCI juror at the Pusan International Film Festival twice, including Jury Chairman in 2003. Russell Edwards’ main area of expertise is Korean and Japanese cinema; and he is well-versed in Australian and American film history. A board member of the Sydney Film Festival from 1996 to 1999, Russell also advised the now defunct Sydney Asia Pacific Film Festival from 1999 to 2004. Russell has also directed short films. His most recent film The Agreement (2006) played at numerous major festivals around the world and was screened on SBS Television.
FILMART 2009 (HONG KONG)
Russell Edwards gives APSA the inside story on FILMART 2009 via daily updates from Hong Kong. Stay up to date as Russell surveys the news and tracks the buzz from one of Asia’s leading international film & tv markets. From the Opening Night of the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival through the four day fair (March 23 – March 26), our man on the ground in Hong Kong will bring you the news as it happens.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2009
Join us as APSA Nominations Council member and Variety critic, Russell Edwards guest blogs SFF exclusively for APSA. Russell will focus on the significant Asia-Pacific line up at SFF including several A-P titles in Official Competition, reporting back with the news and inside scoop from the event that kicks off Australia’s film festival season.
PIFAN – PUCHEON INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
“PACIFIC MERIDIAN” VLADIVOSTOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
14th PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMMERCIAL MARKET