Award for Emile Sherman

December 3, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) have  announced Australian producer Emile Sherman as the 2014 recipient of the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region.

Steven Spielberg, Iain Canning, Emile SHerman and Garth Unwin  pic: AAP

Steven Spielberg, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Garth Unwin pic: AAP

APSA and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) supported by Griffith Film School, Griffith University announced Iranian writer/producer/director Reza Dormishian as the 2014 recipient of the APSA Academy NETPAC Development Prize for his second feature film Asabani Nistam! (I’m Not Angry).

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said today it was an honour to announce the recipients of these awards, representing filmmakers at two very different ends of the spectrum.


“Australian producer Emile Sherman receives his award having enjoyed outstanding achievement for a career body of work, while Iranian Reza Dormishian is an emerging filmmaker deserving of support and investment in the development of his next story,” Cr Quirk said.


The Lord Mayor will welcome Sherman and Dormishian to Brisbane next month to accept their awards and be inducted into the prestigious APSA Academy, a growing body of the region’s most influential names in film.


This year, the eighth for APSA, 36 films from 21 Asia Pacific countries and areas are vying for the region’s highest accolade in film. Over 250 films were considered in competition from 42 countries.


APSA, proudly presented by Treasury Casino and Hotel, is supported by Brisbane City Council and managed by economic development board Brisbane Marketing in a unique collaboration with Paris-based UNESCO and FIAPF. The awards recognise and promote cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest-growing film region: comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output.



The second Australian producer ever to win the Best Feature Film Academy Award (The Kings Speech), producer of the first Australian/Israeli co-production ($9.99) and a local producer with a truly international outlook, Emile Sherman is one of the most highly renowned and prolific producers working in the Australian film industry today. In only a short period of time, Sherman has created a diverse and acclaimed body of work that has had an enormous impact on the industry.


FIAPF President Luis Alberto Scalella said: “Taking creative and financial risks has always been one of the core missions of the film producer. Australian producer Emile Sherman impressively demonstrates these characteristics. Having been strongly involved in several international productions met by great critical acclaim and global audiences (The King’s Speech, Shame), Sherman is also deeply committed to producing films and television series with a strong connection with Pacific culture, including the recently acclaimed Top of the Lake. We are proud to celebrate Emile Sherman – and through him the entire Australian film community – at the 2014 APSA Ceremony where the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region will be presented to him.”


Previous winners of the APSA FIAPF Award are:

2007 Dr George Miller (Australia)

2008 Yash Chopra (India)


The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) will be presented in Brisbane on 11 December.

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