The Motion Picture Association (MPA) joined with APSA through MPA APSA Academy Film Fund – a development fund program that provides four grants, each of US $25,000, allocated each year to the script development of four new film projects.
Initiated in 2010, the fund is exclusive to APSA Academy members and aims to stimulate collaboration between filmmakers across Asia Pacific. Projects are assessed by the same criteria that apply to films in the APSA competition – films that best reflect their cultural origins, demonstrate cinematic excellence and are deemed Asia Pacific in origin.
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.