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13 Aug 2011

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) acclaims, at a global level, the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia-Pacific region. The region’s highest accolade in film, APSA is the only awards program in the world to link to a globally broadcast documentary series.

Established in 2007, APSA is an international cultural initiative of the Queensland State Government, Australia, through Events Queensland Pty Ltd. It brings together, in a unique collaboration,Paris-based UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations.

The initiative honours the works of filmmakers across a vast region stretching from Egypt in the west to the Cook Islands in the east, and from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. In total, an area representing four billion people; 60 percent of the global population; 70 countries and areas; one third of the earth; and half the world’s film output.

Our films clearly demonstrate a rich slate of diversity – each telling its own story, in its own way, from its country of origin. That is what the Asia Pacific Screen Awards respect and acclaim.We enjoin with UNESCO to promote a greater understanding of the significance of all cultures in our world.

We further the common interest of Asia-Pacific film producers on behalf of FIAPF–International Federation of Film Producers Associations.


To acclaim filmmaking in the Asia-Pacific region that best reflects its culture, origins and cinematic excellence.

To acclaim the people behind this excellence.

To promote this outstanding work in film to a global audience in order to broaden the market appeal of such works.

To encourage the collaboration of filmmakers in the region.

To develop, through film, greater understanding of the region’s various cultures.

To recognise the creativity of neighbouring cultures in the vast Asia-Pacific region and, in doing so, take it to the world.