THE WORLD’S MOST DIVERSE SCREEN AWARDS, BACKED BY 4.5 BILLION PEOPLE
Showcasing films from 70 unique countries, the annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film. From Egypt to the Cook Islands, and from Russia to New Zealand – come films rich in culture, diversity and grit. This region, which covers one third of the earth, is home some 4.5 billion people (that’s some audience!) with unique stories to tell.
Now in their 13th year, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are once again being held in Brisbane on 21 November 2019 – attracting more than 800 guests, including filmmakers, actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and award nominees from around the world. Bringing life-changing stories to the screen, the event is supported by UNESCO which believes that ‘film is vital to promoting mutual understanding, dialogue and peace.’
The driving force behind the event is Stage and Screen client, Brisbane Marketing who is committed to profiling the prolific film output of countries including India, the People’s Republic of China and Turkey. To inspire and challenge, a screen forum will also be held in the week leading up to the awards with a range of events open to both the movie industry and the public.
There will be a masterclass with an award-winning director or nominee, industry round tables and, to coincide with the world’s largest computer graphic conference SIGGRAPH Asia, a special animation screening program to be held at GOMA. Plus an archive screening of iconic Australian movie Sunday Too Far Away, will be followed by a Q&A session with the movie’s star Jack Thompson and hosted by actor David Wenham.
But as with all big productions, there’s a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to ensure the event is a smash hit. Far from the red carpet Stage and Screen is busy managing travel logistics for the key players attending the event, including VIP treatment for everyone from members of the international jury to Bollywood superstars. With the final nominees to be announced very soon, Stage and Screens is waiting in the wings to arrange their travel as soon as they are selected. Plus with a talent pool spread across 70 countries, the booking complexity is heightened by the wide number of languages – not to mention in-demand directors and actors juggling demanding film commitments.
The star-studded, black-tie event will be held on 29 November at Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre and begins with a red carpet welcome, drinks from 5.30pm, followed by the awards ceremony and a formal dinner.