Producer [pictured] will lead six-member jury for the upcoming sixth annual APSA, to take place in Brisbane on Nov 23.

Acclaimed Australian producer Jan Chapman OAM will head the international jury for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

Chapman, who’s produced the likes of The Piano, Lantana and Bright Star, will lead the six-member jury which includes the previously announced Professor Hou Keming, president of China International Children’s Film Festival, actor Sasson Gabbay and APSA winning producer Zeynep Özbatur Atakan. Previous jury presidents include Lord David Puttnam (2010) and Bruce Beresford (2008).

APSA chairman Des Power commented: “We are honoured to have a filmmaker of Jan Chapman’s calibre to head our International Jury and preside over this incredibly important task. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.”

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity to view the best cinema from the diverse Asia Pacific region and look forward to meeting the filmmakers representing 70 countries in Brisbane. I was impressed by APSA’s shared UNESCO goal to foster cultural diversity and promote mutual understanding, dialogue and peace,” added Chapman.

The sixth annual APSAs take place in Brisbane, Australia on Nov 23.