Brisbane goes Hollywood for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Brisbane goes Hollywood for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Brisbane goes Hollywood for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Posted 23 November 2012, 15:56 AEST

Filmmakers, film producers and film stars from right across the region are in Brisbane tonight for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

It's Asia's equivalent of the Academy Awards -  the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. This year the stars will gather in Brisbane for the Asia Pacific film industry's night of nights.

Filmmakers and actors from 18 different countries right across the region are in Queensland's capital, where the awards will be handed out in a special ceremony tonight.

Maxine Williamson is the artistic director of the awards. She says the awards and the academy are very important to the region.

"The United Kingdom has the BAFTAs. America has the Academy Awards. Europe has the European Film Awards and Academy. And Asia Pacific, which makes half of the world's film, did not have an award to recognise that region or an academy. So I think that speaks for itself about the importance of it."

 

Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes

Speakers: Clement Paligaru, Radio Australia; Maxine Williamson, Artistic Director Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

 

 

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Phil Kafcaloudes

Phil Kafcaloudes

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Host of Radio Australia's daily morning talk program.  In his nearly 30 years in the media industry, Phil has been a radio presenter, TV reporter and the ABC's journalism trainer.  

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