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MPA joins with APSA for new film fund

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 20, 2010 at 1:35AM

MPA joins with APSA for new film fund
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The Asia Pacific Screen Academy was formed in 2008 to encourage dialogue and collaboration between the filmmakers of this vast and highly creative region of some 70 countries. The first APSA Awards to be awarded in Australia on Queensland’s Gold Coast on December 2, 2010 will go to four filmmakers who will receive grants of $25,000 out of a new $100,000 film fund for development of a project. Recipients of the MPA-APSA Academy Film Fund money will be members of the APSA Academy, an body of filmmakers comprised of past APSA nominees, winners, Jury and Nominations Council members. 
The inaugural recipients will be selected by a panel of industry experts and announced at the fourth annual APSA ceremony. The fund is intended to stimulate production in the region.

“The APSAs have developed a strong reputation as the most coveted award in the region and the benefits of winning an award of this calibre are clear. This fund makes participation in the APSAs even more valuable for the professional opportunities it will open up to its Academy members. Our support of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund is emblematic of the MPA’s commitment to promoting and protecting the wonderful work of the filmmakers in this region," president and managing director MPA Asia Pacific Mike Ellis said (at the Shanghai Film Festival where this award was announced). 
Feature films, children’s features, animated features and feature length documentaries with a synopsis or treatment that have a producer, director or screenwriter attached at the time of submission are eligible. 
It envisaged that some films will be collaborations between Academy members but one Academy member attached to each submission is required provided they hold a role as producer, director, screenwriter, actor, or cinematographer on the project. 


Projects will be judged on the same criteria which applies to films in the APSA competition: films that best reflect their cultural origins, demonstrate cinematic excellence and are deemed Asia-Pacific. 


Submissions for the first round of grants from the new fund will open on July 31.

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