Countries from the vast Asia-Pacific region have just over 30 days to submit films for the region’s highest accolade in film for 2007, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Closing date for submissions is 12 September 2007 with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations Council meeting in Brisbane, Australia, from 24 – 28 September to decide up to five nominees in nine categories.

Submitting organisations in each country are encouraged to complete the submission process as soon as possible so as not to miss the deadline. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 13 November 2007, on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

A nominee from each nominated film, in each award achievement, will be flown to the Gold Coast, for the Awards Ceremony to celebrate and honour filmmakers from their region.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards engages CNN International, UNESCO and FIAPF, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, in a unique partnership to acclaim films that best reflect their cultural origins and cinematic excellence.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is also producing television programs linked to the inaugural 2007 Awards for broadcast on CNN International. “This is an unprecedented opportunity to promote our region’s films and filmmakers to a global audience,” Said APSA Chairman Des Power.

The programs, titled Scene by Scene, will carry stories and interviews about the region’s film industry. Scene by Scene – Films of Asia Pacific will screen on CNN International in the lead up to the Awards ceremony. The second program, Scene by Scene – Best Films of Asia Pacific, will include the Awards ceremony.

In 2007, Awards will be presented for the following achievements:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Children’s Film
  • Achievement in Directing
  • Best Screenplay
  • Achievement in Cinematography
  • Performance by an Actress
  • Performance by an Actor

Two major Awards will be presented for outstanding achievement:

  • The FIAPF Award for outstanding achievement in film in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The UNESCO Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film.

Submission details are available at

The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) has endorsed the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Charter.

The Director General of UNESCO has given his formal endorsement for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be conducted under the auspices of UNESCO.

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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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