July 3, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
The Queensland Government in Australia has announced the launching of the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) today. Now in its sixth year, the APSAs were initiated in recognition of the growing importance of trade and cultural ties with countries in Asia Pacific.
The announcement was made today by the Governor of Queensland, H.E Ms Penelope Wensley AC and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, who both spoke of the importance of the region’s film industry. Legendary Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford, who served as Jury President at the 2008 APSAs, spoke of the significance of Asia Pacific having an award to match those of Hollywood, Europe and Britain.