CAMBOFEST: FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL APPOINTED AS OFFICIAL SUBMISSION ORGANISATION FOR 2008 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS
Cambofest: Film and Video Festival is delighted to confirm that it has been appointed to be the Official Submission Organisation for Cambodia for the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) the region’s highest accolade in film.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards acclaim, at a global level, the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia-Pacific region in a unique collaboration with CNN International, UNESCO and FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
The Cambofest: Film and Video Festival was invited by FIAPF and APSA to become an Official Submission Organisation. The Cambofest: Film and Video Festival will submit eligible Cambodian feature films for consideration in the 2008 Awards, to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on November 11.
Official Submission Organisations may enter a total of up to two feature films to be considered across the four film categories: Feature, Children’s, Animation and Documentary. Entries close September 1, 2008.
The independent APSA Nominations Council comprising distinguished international film industry members will meet in Brisbane, Australia, from September 20 - 26 to decide up to five (5) nominees in each Award achievement for final judging by the international Jury.
Academy-Award™ nominated director Bruce Beresford is President of the APSA 2008 Jury. Additional members of this five (5) panel Jury will be announced shortly.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Awards, APSA will, in addition to the Awards Ceremony, continue to produce television programs in collaboration with CNN International, which will be broadcast to its global audience. These programs will provide significant promotion for the region’s film cultures, films, filmmakers, and nominees and winners of the 2008 Awards.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an international cultural initiative of the Queensland Government, Australia.
For film entry enquiries in Cambodia visit www. or telephone. For information on the Asia Pacific Screen Awards or to view the APSA trailer visit www.asiapacificscreenawards.com.