APSA partnerships forged over love of international film

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Brisbane kids judge prestigious international film award

For the first time, Australia took part in the European Film Awards’ Young Audience Award, as part of a partnership with the Berlin-based European Film Academy.

Thirty Brisbane children were involved in the event at Griffith Film School in South Brisbane to collectively watch, discuss and vote on three new European films.

In Eurovision-style voting, the children had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of their European peers to select and announce a winner from three nominated films: Girl in Flight (Italy), Hobbyhorse Revolution (Finland) and Wallay (France, Burkina Faso).

A whopping 45 international cities participated live, with the young juries eventually electing Wallay as the winner of the EFA Young Audience Award 2018.

The Australian panel of the Young Audience Award is led by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is celebrating seven years of partnership with the Berlin-based European Film Academy.

APSA celebrates new alliance

In another important initiative for APSA, an exciting new alliance has been announced with its Ibero-Americano cousin, the Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano Awards (The Platino Awards). Read more about the alliance here.

Find out more on the Asia Pacific Screen Awards website.