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 Events & Screenings

  • Events
    Asia Pacific Screen Forum
    The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has created the Asia Pacific Screen Forum, a programme of industry events that develop and nurture Asia Pacific filmmakers. It is an influential network where strategic and creative decisions are made, projects are championed, deals are done and collaborations are born. more
  • Events
    Film Screenings
    In partnership with SIGGRAPH Asia, the ANIMATION WEEKEND kicks off our free public program with screenings of this year’s Best Animated Feature Film nominees. The program also includes a screening of the classic NFSA Restores: Sunday Too Far Away and a conversation with Asia Pacific Screen Academy President Jack Thompson AM. more
The Sights and Sounds of APSA


Asia Pacific Screen Awards Trailer

Best Feature Film

2018 APSA Red Carpet


Achievement in Directing

Young Cinema Award

Best Documentary Feature Film

Achievement in Cinematography

Best Performance by an Actress

Cultural Diversity Award

Jury Grand Prize

Best Original Score

Best Screenplay

Best Animated Feature Film


News & Events

October 16, 2019

13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards celebrates 100 years of Korean Cinema 2019 Nominations Announced

October 16, 2019

Chinese Films lead nominations in 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

October 16, 2019

Dylda nominated for Best Film, Actress, Screenplay, Cinematography Cultural Diversity nomination for Min urduber kyun khahan da kiirbet

October 16, 2019

Australian films Buoyancy and The Australian Dream nominated in the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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