The Region’s Highest Accolade in Film

Celebrating 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.

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

  • Events
    2017 APSA Ceremony
    Join nominated filmmakers, business leaders, politicians and invited VIP guests in an emotional, powerful and entertaining evening to celebrate cinematic excellence in our part of the world. more
  • Events
    The Director's Chair with Haifaa Al Mansour
    Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) in collaboration with the APSA bring you a rare masterclass session with Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour and Australian director and ADG President Samantha Lang. more
The Sights and Sounds of APSA


Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016 Highlights

Best Feature Film nominee FOXTROT

Best Feature Film nominee SWEET COUNTRY

Best Feature Film nominee A GENTLE CREATURE

Best Feature Film nominee A MAN OF INTEGRITY

Best Feature Film nominee ANGELS WEAR WHITE


News & Events

November 16, 2017

Director’s Chair Masterclass with Haifaa Al Mansour

November 13, 2017

Asia Pacific Co-Productions in the Spotlight at MPAA Event in Washington DC

November 13, 2017

Lee Lin Chin and David Wenham to Host 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

October 27, 2017

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Announces Jury for 2017 Grants and Annual Washington D.C. Event for December

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