The Region’s Highest Accolade in Film

Honouring Cinematic Excellence

  • 4.5 billion people
  • 70 countries and areas
  • 1/3 of the earth
  • 1/2 of the world’s film
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Established in 2007 and headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, APSA, an international cultural program driven by Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Marketing is endorsed by UNESCO and FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations.

Covering one-third of the Earth, the 70 countries and areas of the Asia Pacific stretch from Egypt in the west to the Cook Island in the east, from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. They are home to 4.5 billion people and produce half the world’s film.

Since inception, thousands of feature length films have competed in the APSAs; films that demonstrate a rich slate of diversity – each telling its own story, in its own way, from its country of origin. With UNESCO, APSA aims to build a greater understanding of diversity across cultures. Through the collaboration with FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations, the awards share the common interests of Asia Pacific film producers in promoting their films to a global audience.

APSA and its Academy has forged an international academy alliance with the European Film Academy, which presents the prestigious annual European Film Awards. In 2018, it was announced that APSA was forming another awards alliance, this time with the Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano Awards (The Platino Awards).

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy was established in 2008 and brings together over 1000 of the region’s most respected names in film. This influential alumnus of filmmakers grows each year with the induction of APSA nominees and international juries. The Academy encourages dialogue, collaboration and business opportunities for the region’s filmmakers.

Upcoming APSA Events

  • Films
    APSA Gala Screening of Shoplifters
    Join APSA for a special BIFF gala screening of Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'or-winning Shoplifters at the beautiful Elizabeth Picture Theatre. Drinks on arrival. Tickets available through the BIFF website. more
  • Events
    FRAME Exhibition
    How Asia Pacific feminist filmmakers + artists are confronting inequalities. A premiere photography exhibit featuring several APSA Academy members inc. Jan Chapman (Australia), Mattie Do (Laos) and Leena Yadav (India).
The Sights and Sounds of APSA

APSA HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017 Highlights

Red Carpet // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Feature Film // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Jury Grand Prize I // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Jury Grand Prize II // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Cultural Diversity Award // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Cultural Diversity Award Special Mention // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Achievement in Directing // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Performance by an Actor // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Performance by an Actor Special Mention // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Performance by an Actress // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Screenplay // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Achievement in Cinematography // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Documentary Feature Film // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Documentary Feature Film Special Mention // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Youth Feature Film Award // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Animated Feature // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

FIAPF Award // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Young Cinema Award // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund // 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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News & Events

October 22, 2018

Japan and People’s Republic of China Lead 2018 APSA Nominations (Japanese Release)

October 17, 2018

Four Australian Films Nominated at APSA

October 17, 2018

2018 APSA Nominees Announced

October 11, 2018

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Announces 2018 Jury

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