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Asia Pacific Screen Awards to launch movie academy

MUMBAI: The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs), along with Australian actor Jack Thompson, is set to launch its movie academy.

APSAs, held in collaboration with UNESCO, FIAPF International Federation of Film Producers Associations and CNN International, attempts to acknowledge the cinematic excellence of Asia-Pacific films that best reflect their cultural origins.


"One of the significant aims of the APSAs is to promote the films and filmmakers of the Asia-Pacific region to a global market and to develop new markets for their work," said APSA chairman Des Power.


All 65 nominees of the inaugural 2007 APSAs will now be inducted into the academy, with a similar number from 2008 to be inducted later this year. With this induction process, APSAs aims to establish a world-class body of Asia-Pacific filmmakers. In time to come, Academy members will have a voting influence on the Awards.


"The Academy of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is the next step in encouraging dialogue, collaboration and business opportunities for the region‘s filmmakers," added Power.

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