Leah Purcell wins APSA Jury Grand Prize

Leah Purcell has won the Jury prize for The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson at the 2021 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Leah Purcell and Nashen Moodley 14th APSA Awards

The 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) International Jury has awarded Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri Woman Leah Purcell OAM the prestigious APSA Jury Grand Prize for her achievement in co-producing, writing, directing and starring in The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson (Oombarra Productions and Bunya Productions).

Purcell is the first Australian to receive the APSA Jury Grand Prize, which was presented to her by APSA International Jury member and Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk