High Commendation, Achievement in Directing, 2012 Cheng Er, known for his ability to keep audiences guessing, graduated from the film department of Beijing Film Academy…
Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2012
Brillante Mendoza is regarded as a living treasure in the Philippines, having won Best Director at Cannes for Kinatay (2009)—the first and only Filipino to win the award. His first film, Masahista (2005), won many international awards and his subsequent offerings have put the Philippines on the international film map. Serbis (2008) screened in competition at Cannes and Thy Womb was selected in Competition at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.
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.