The Asia Pacific Screen Awards judging process is conducted in three phases:
‘In Competition’ for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Submitting Member Organisations are enlisted across the Asia Pacific region to put forward films to represent their country or area. Expert selection panels assembled by APSA, view and consider these official country submissions. Furthermore, the International Nominations Council and APSA secretariat are empowered to invite films to ensure the broadest representation possible from the 70 countries and areas engaged by APSA.
The International Nominations Council deliberates and votes to reach nominees in seven award categories – Best Feature Film, Achievement in Directing, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Screenplay, Achievement in Cinematography, and the Cultural Diversity Award, under the patronage of UNESCO.
Selection panellists are drawn from the relevant industry fields, assembled by APSA to determine nominees in the Youth, Animation and Documentary Feature Film categories.
The International Jury and the Youth, Animation, Documentary International Jury are appointed by APSA to determine the winners, who will be flown to Brisbane, Australia to attend the APSA Ceremony.
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.