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Marriott Resort and Spa

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Thursday 26 November

Filmmakers from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region

converge on the Gold Coast for the 3rd annual Asia Pacific Screen



MEDIA ACCREDITATION – Cathy Gallagher 0416 22 72 82 cathy@cg-publicity.com



APSA Academy Induction

Location: The Garden Terrace, Marriott Resort and Spa, Gold Coast

Join APSA Academy Patron, Jack Thompson AM, and Vice Patron Alicia Mayer-Beverley in

welcoming nominees and jury members into The Academy of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and

for the announcement of the winner of the inaugural APSA NETPAC Development Prize. APSA

will also announce its new partnership with the Australian Koala Foundation and present the

Academy Foster Koala, Rocky.

4pm – 9.30pm


Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC)

Corner Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Dress code: Black Tie or national dress

4.00 pm Media ticket collection and accreditation open

5.30 pm Red carpet arrivals commence

5.30 pm Arrival Drinks and pre ceremony function

6.30 pm Enter Arena

7.00 pm Ceremony Commences

8.30 pm Ceremony Concludes

8.30 pm Post Awards media opportunities

***NOTE FOR TV NEWS – pool footage/5minute TV news package will be available

APSA FTP site – access for broadcast quality footage

User name: apsa2  Password: apsamedia

Codec: PAL DVC Pro50. Aspect: 16x9

***NOTE FOR EDITORS – images available on IMAGE.NET, however accredited

photographers have permission to shoot inside the Awards Ceremony

Guests attending: Jury Members, Nominations Council, Nominees, CNN, FIAPF,

UNESCO, APSA stakeholders, APSA staff, VIP Guests

Guests attending the Awards include:

Huang Jianxin, Jury President and acclaimed filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China

Aden Young, Jury member, filmmaker and star of Mao’s Last Dancer from Australia

Tamineh Milani, Jury member and acclaimed filmmaker from Iran

Jack Thompson, APSA Academy Patron

AI, special guest performer, Japan’s Number One hip hop, R&B star

Alicia Mayer Beverley, APSA Academy Vice Patron & hollywood ‘royalty’

Anna Coren, CNN Anchor

Masahiro Motoki, Best Actor nominee, one of Japan’s leading actors

Malani Fonseka, Best Actress nominee, legend of Sri Lankan cinema

Yana Troyanova, Best Actress nominee from Russian Federation

Yang Ik-june, Best Actor nominee from Republic of Korea

Warwick Thornton, Director of Best Feature Film nominee Samson & Delilah

Melanie Coombs, Academy Award winner, producer of Best Animated Film nominee Mary and


Indira Naidoo, APSA Awards Presenter

Peter Thompson, APSA Awards Presenter

Des Power, APSA Chairman

Deborah Tabart, CEO Australian Koala Foundation

Anne Demy-Geroe, APSA Nominations Council & Brisbane International Film Festival

Joanna Bone, Glass Artist, designer of the APSA Award Vessels

Antony I Ginnane, President of Screen Producers Association of Australia

Linda Jaivin, author, academic and China specialist

Glennys Briggs, indigenous artist

William Barton, musician

Pamela Easton, fashion designer Easton Pearson

Shane Rangi, Actor Narnia

Gregory Charles Rivers, Actor

Palmer Marchese, Actor

Peter Faiman, Television director

Cathy Overett, Producer Unfinished Sky

Mark Overett, Producer Unfinished Sky

Clare Stewart, Director, Sydney Film Festival

Plus representatives from the Diplomatic community from Egypt, Indonesia, Islamic

Republic of Afghanistan, Lebanon, The People’s Republic of China, Papua New Guinea,

Philippines, Russian Federation, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Turkey

Plus Australian film industry and filmmakers from 16 countries 

MEDIA ACCREDITATION – Cathy Gallagher 0416 22 72 82 cathy@cg-publicity.com

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