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.

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