Film in the hands of a great filmmaker has the power to change lives; the power to bridge cultural divides; the courage to explore and tell our stories; to inform and entertain; to deliver better understanding into hearts and minds.
Thousands of films from Asia Pacific countries and areas have competed in the APSAs. Films which clearly demonstrate a rich slate of diversity – each telling its own story, in its own way, from its country of origin. That is what the Asia Pacific Screen Awards respect and acclaim.
The 2020 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Presentation saw the announcement of two major awards, the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and the APSA Young Cinema Award acknowledging the cinematic excellence of an emerging filmmaker.
The four recipients of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, a US $25,000 script development grant, were announced.
The full competition will open in 2021 for films that premiered in 2020 and 2021.
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.