Each year, hundreds of films participate in the APSA competition. More than 3,000 films have competed in the region’s highest accolade in film.

“The number and calibre of entries we receive each year is confirmation that APSA has been embraced by the region’s film industry. Asia Pacific filmmakers needed an award of their own, to acclaim their work and take it to a global audience,” APSA Founding Chairman and Advisory Board Member, Des Power AM.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards judging process is conducted in three phases:

1. Films invited ‘In Competition’ for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards or submitted for competition consideration.

The APSA secretariat invites films to ensure the broadest representation possible from the 78 countries and areas engaged by APSA. Films are also invited to be submitted for competition consideration via FilmFreeway.

2. Nominee Selection

The International Nominations Council view films, deliberates and votes to reach nominees.

3. Winner Selection

International Juries are appointed to determine the winners, which are announced at the Awards Ceremony held in November in Australia.

Competition Charter Rules & Regulations

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards competition is strictly governed by the Charter Rules & Regulations. It describes in detail the technical and cultural criteria which films are judged and the selection process employed to determine nominees and winners.

For further information or submit your film for consideration please contact [email protected].

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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