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|Asia Pacific Screen Awards|
|Current: 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards|
Asia Pacific Screen Awards logo
|Awarded for||Best in film and documentary in the Asia-Pacific region|
|Presented by||UNESCO, FIAPF and Brisbane City Council, Australia|
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative of the Brisbane City Council, Australia, to honour and promote the films, actors, directors, and cultures of the Asia-Pacific region to a global audience and to realise the objectives of UNESCO to promote and preserve the respective cultures through the influential medium of film.
Staged for the first time in 2007, APSA collaborates with UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Winners are determined by an international jury and films are judged on cinematic excellence and the way in which they attest to their cultural origins. APSA takes the works of filmmakers across more than 70 countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific region to new international audiences.
Nominees are automatically inducted into the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, a body of Asia-Pacific filmmakers. Australian screen legend, Jack Thompson AM, is the President of the Academy.
The 11th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards was held in Brisbane, Australia on 23 November 2017. The International Jury that determined the winners was led by award-winning Australian film editor Jill Bilcock alongside Yoshi Yatabe, He Saifei, Adolfo Alix Jr and Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Past International Jury members include: Asghar Farhadi, Anthony Chen, Hiam Abbass, Lu Yue, Maciej Stuhr, Rajit Kapur, Shyam Benegal, Malini Fonseka, Nansun Shi, Lord David Puttnam, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Salman Aristo, Gina Kim, Samuel Maoz, Kaori Momoi, Tahmineh Milani, Jan Chapman, Sasson Gabai, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Aparna Sen, Bruce Beresford, Huang Jianxin, Shabana Azmi and Jafar Panahi.
Films can be submitted in one or all of four film categories:
Awards are presented for the following achievements:
In addition, three special awards are presented for outstanding achievement:
The annual APSA Young Cinema Award, presented by NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and the Griffith Film School (GFS), recognises the abundant emerging talent of the Asia Pacific.
|Year||Best Feature Film||Achievement in Directing||Best Performance by an Actor||Best Performance by an Actress||Best Screenplay|
The Night Bus
Gandhi, My Father
The Song of Sparrows
City of Life and Death
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
Night of Silence
The Dark Horse
Under Electric Clouds
Right Now, Wrong Then
I Am Not Madame Bovary
Tadashi Nohara &
A Dark, Dark Man
The Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Original Score was awarded for the first time during the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards on 29 November 2018. The jury for the inaugural award was helmed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.According to APSA Chairman Michael Hawkins, this new category is designed to "honour more great films and the musicians who contribute so strongly to the emotions of the films".
|Year||Nominees||English title||Original title|
|2018||Bomb, A Love Story||Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh|
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The winners and nominees of the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film are
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