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Trần Anh Hùng to lead 14th APSA International Jury
Trần Anh Hùng to lead 14th APSA International Jury
Anocha Suwichakornpong heads Youth, Animation, Documentary International Jury
Cannes, César and Venice winning filmmaker Trần Anh Hùng will preside over the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards International Jury, while Rotterdam and Thailand National Film Awards winner Anocha Suwichakornpong will lead the Youth, Animation, Documentary International Jury.
Winners in the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced on Thursday 11 November at the Ceremony on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast, and streamed across the globe. Nominations in the 14th APSAs were recently announced with 38 films nominated from 25 Asia Pacific countries and areas.
The five-member International Jury is comprised of President, French/Vietnamese filmmaker Trần Anh Hùng, leading Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, Director of Sydney Film Festival Nashen Moodley (Australia), Indian photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker Sooni Taraporevala and President of Heaven Pictures and Director of China Film Foundation – Wu Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents, Janet Wu (People’s Republic of China).
The APSA International Jury determine the winners in Best Feature Film, Achievement in Directing, Best Screenplay, Achievement in Cinematography, and Best Performance by an Actress, and Actor. They also present a Jury Grand Prize.
Meanwhile, the three-member Youth, Animation, Documentary International Jury determine the winners for Best Youth Feature Film, Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature Film.
Jury Chair Anocha Suwichakornpong is joined by Screen International Deputy Asia Editor and Korea Correspondent Jean Noh (Republic of Korea) and internationally sought-after New Zealand animator, Antony Elworthy.
All members of the International Juries are inducted into the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Academy, joining a 1,300 strong network of APSA nominees, winners, panellists led by Australian screen legend Jack Thompson AM PhD.
The APSA Ceremony on November 11 will also launch the 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum, an action-packed six-day program featuring more than 30 expert industry speakers from 17 countries and areas, designed to facilitate relationships and collaborations between filmmakers across Asia Pacific.
Presented as both a physical and globally streamed event, the Forum’s theme The Influence Of Production On Story is explored via a series of panels, in conversations and case studies. Open to the screen industry and featuring APSA Jury, nominees and Academy Members, the 6-day event is designed to spark lively screen culture discussions with themes of inclusion, accessibility, authenticity, excellence in craft, and connection.
International Jury President Trần Anh Hùng features in APSA Forum event The Language of Cinema, exploring the ‘in between’ spaces and combining language, silence, music, and landscape to create captivating stories and uncover the universal language of story. The session is one of many fascinating and insightful events delivered online and open to the public and filmmakers from the region and beyond. More information and tickets available here.
The 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards and 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum are presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, with the support of the City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland, Netflix, Motion Picture Association, Griffith University Griffith Film School.
APSA International Jury President Trần Anh Hùng said “As we consider the films of the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, I welcome the Jury to join me in assessing the specific language of cinema in their storytelling.”
APSA Youth, Animation, Documentary International Jury Chair, Anocha Suwichakornpong said “I’m honoured to serve as jury chair of the YAD competition. I’m equally excited to be working with the other members in discovering the best of youth, animation and documentary films that have come out of Asia Pacific .”
Chair of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy Tracey Vieira said “In 2021, the APSA Juries are comprised of eight exceptional individuals, all visionaries in their respective fields. We are honoured to be able to bring them together, to determine the winners from this extraordinary field of nominees.”
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ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN ACADEMY & ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy proudly presents the region’s highest accolade in film, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Established in 2007, APSA ignites and honours the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output.
APSA and its Academy is committed to its ongoing global partnerships with UNESCO, FIAPF, the European Film Academy (EFA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano, NETPAC (the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), the Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSL) and Griffith Film School.
All APSA nominees, Nominations Councils Jury members are inducted into the prestigious APSA Academy presided over by Australian screen legend Jack Thompson AM PhD. The Academy boasts over 1,300 of the region’s leading filmmakers and provides exclusive networking, development and funding opportunities available to Academy members through the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, and Academy mentoring opportunities for the next generation of Asia Pacific filmmakers through the Asia Pacific Screen Lab.
ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN FORUM
Launched in 2019, the Asia Pacific Screen Forum presents an action-packed program of industry-led networking opportunities, designed to facilitate relationships and collaborations between filmmakers across Asia Pacific. Providing fertile creative ground for APSA nominees and guests to strengthen their connections, the program is open to all industry professionals, providing an unprecedented opportunity to meet and learn from filmmakers from right across the region.
In 2021 the Forum will inspire new connections and models of filmmaking under the theme The Influence of Production on Story. This topic will be explored through a series panel discussion and interactive case studies. The forum will also feature in-conversations, screenings, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings and mentorships across Asia Pacific.
The Asia Pacific Screen Forum Steering Committee is crafting a diverse and accessible program with industry at its core. Facilitated by Tracey Vieira, Chair of the APSA Academy and Chief Content Officer of Emmy™ Award production house Hoodlum the Committee is comprised of Loani Arman (Australia), Jo Dillon (Australia), Stephen Jenner (Singapore), Bali Padda (Australia), Bina Paul (India), Debra Richards (Australia), Bain Stewart (Australia), Pearl Tan (Australia), Lorna Tee (Malaysia), Herman Van Eyken (Australia), Jaclyn McLendon (Australia).