Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2012 Three-time APSA-nominated writer/director/producer Anurag Kashyap from India, received the award for his direction of Gangs of Wasseypur
High Commendation, Jury Grand Prize, 2012
A High Commendation was also awarded by the Jury for Hearat Shulayim (Footnote) for its screenplay written by Joseph Cedar.
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.