APSA acclaims, at a global level, the prolific output from an area representing 70 countries and areas.
Films are submitted across four categories:
- Feature Film
- Animated Feature Film
- Youth Feature Film
- Documentary Feature Film
Awards are presented for the following achievements:
- Best Feature Film
- Best Animated Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature Film
- Best Youth Feature Film
- Achievement in Directing
- Best Screenplay
- Achievement in Cinematography
- Best Performance by an Actress
- Best Performance by an Actor
- Jury Grand Prize
Additional awards are presented for outstanding achievement
- FIAPF Award – The FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations Award for outstanding achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.
- Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film
- APSA Young Cinema Award presented by NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and Griffith Film School (GFS) recognises the abundant emerging talent of the Asia Pacific.