Alongside our partners the European Film Academy and the International Coalition of Filmmakers at Risk, APSA stands in solidarity with director Agnieszka Holland.

We firmly believe in the fundamental right to free speech and artistic expression for all filmmakers. In these challenging times, we continue to champion filmmakers who bring important stories to the forefront, often at great personal risk, and applaud their courageousness for giving voice to critical issues often suppressed by authoritative powers.

We remain united in our belief of the power of cinema to shape our understanding of the world and drive positive change.

APSA and the European Film Academy demands an immediate end to the hostility and threats against its President Agnieszka Holland.

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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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