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
    Animation Weekend
    In collaboration with the world’s largest computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH Asia, which takes place in Brisbane alongside APSA this year. APSA will stage an Animation Weekend. This program will include several new animated hits and a rare screening of this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. more
  • Events
    NFSA: Sunday Too Far Away
    We’re proud to reveal the first-look at the Asia Pacific Screen Award’s new program of events that will take place during the week leading into the black-tie awards ceremony. The program will include a special screening of APSA Academy President and Australian screen icon Jack Thompson’s NFSA Restores: Sunday Too Far Away, where Thompson stars as a knock-about gun shearer who leads a strike against the wealthy landowners. The screening is in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive and will feature an unmissable in-conversation Q&A with the legend himself. 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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