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.

Rediscover #APSA2018

  • Films
    Winner – Best Feature Film, 2018 After one of their now familiar shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife, Nobuyo, agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she has faced. more
  • Events
    The Australian Dream
    Tickets are now on sale for the Queensland premiere of The Australian Dream, a new feature documentary on the life and career of AFL legend Adam Goodes. Madman Entertainment, Palace Cinemas & the Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced that the premiere will take place on Wednesday August 7. more
The Sights and Sounds of APSA


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

August 15, 2019

First look at APSA program of events

August 15, 2019

First International Juror revealed

August 15, 2019

APSA YAD Jury Chair and Industry Program Announced

July 23, 2019

Condolences to Kyoto Animation Studio

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