The City of Brisbane is a shining star of the Asia Pacific – a global hub for research, creative industries, higher education and a destination of choice for tourism and business events.

We are a magnet for talent and skills, a place where entrepreneurs thrive, and more visitors are arriving to experience the good life. We are a globally connected, safe, sustainable and prosperous city, famous for our welcoming locals.

As Australia’s closest eastern seaboard capital to Asia, Brisbane is strategically placed in the region and totally committed to connecting with our closest neighbours.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) continues to build on this connection. Each year, the region’s leading filmmakers and practitioners travel to Brisbane. In 2016, for the first time, APSA was also a key driver in attracting two international screen conferences. We are proud to share that more exciting film business events are planned in the coming years as Brisbane continues to emerge as an ideal destination for doing the business of film.

Brisbane is the host of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, one of the region’s premier exhibitions, and the Asia Pacific headquarters for one of the world’s most prestigious science and arts events, the World Science Festival Brisbane.

Our city is also the custodian of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (APCS), which was held in Daejeon, South Korea in September and brought together more than 1500 business, government and industry leaders from more than 100 Asia Pacific cities.

Brisbane is making waves internationally and it is not hard to see why we are one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities.

We encourage our international guests to take advantage of Brisbane’s enviable subtropical lifestyle and enjoy our favourite local experiences – from al fresco cafes and boutique-lined streets to spacious parklands and fascinating galleries.

A short trip from the city will take you to our glorious natural attractions. Relax on beautiful beaches, dive into the crystal-clear water off idyllic islands and explore World Heritage-listed rainforests.


Welcome to Brisbane, Australia’s New World City.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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