Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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.

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards logo
Awarded forBest in film and documentary in the Asia-Pacific region
CountryAustralia
Presented byUNESCO, FIAPF and Brisbane City Council, Australia[1]
First awarded2007–present
WebsiteOfficial Website

Event history

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.

Film categories and awards

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.

Major award winners

Year Best Feature Film Achievement in Directing Best Performance by an Actor Best Performance by an Actress Best Screenplay
2007
1st
Secret Sunshine Rakhshan Bani-E'temad, Mohsen Abdolvahab
Mainline
Mehrdad Seddiqian
The Night Bus
Jeon Do-yeon
Secret Sunshine
Feroz Abbas Khan
Gandhi, My Father
2008
2nd
Tulpan Nuri Bilge Ceylan,
Three Monkeys
Reza Naji
The Song of Sparrows
Hiam Abbass
Lemon Tree
Eran Riklis and Suha Arraf
Lemon Tree
2009
3rd
Samson & DelilahLu Chuan
City of Life and Death
Masahiro Motoki
Departures
Kim Hye-ja
Mother
Asghar Farhadi
About Elly
2010
4th
Aftershock Lee Chang-dong
Poetry
Chen Daoming
Aftershock
Yoon Jeong-hee
Poetry
Samuel Maoz
Lebanon
2011
5th
A Separation Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
' Wang Baoqiang
Mr. Tree
Nadezhda Markina
Elena
Denis Osokin
Silent Souls
2012
6th
Beyond the Hill Brillante Mendoza
Thy Womb
Choi Min-sik
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
Nora Aunor
Thy Womb
Reis Çelik
Night of Silence
2013
7th
Omar Anthony Chen
Ilo Ilo
Lee Byung-hun
Masquerade
Zhang Ziyi
The Grandmaster
Ritesh Batra
The Lunchbox
2014
8th
Leviathan Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winter Sleep
Cliff Curtis
The Dark Horse
Lü Zhong
Red Amnesia
Nima Javidi
Melbourne
2015
9th
Cemetery of Splendour Aleksei Alekseivich German
Under Electric Clouds
Jung Jae-young
Right Now, Wrong Then
Kirin Kiki
Sweet Bean
Senem Tüzen
Motherland
2016
10th
Cold of Kalandar Feng Xiaogang
I Am Not Madame Bovary
Manoj Bajpayee
Aligarh
Hasmine Killip
Ordinary People
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Tadashi Nohara
&
Tomoyuki Takahashi
Happy Hour
2017
11th
Sweet Country Andrey Zvyagintsev
Loveless
Rajkummar Rao
Newton
Nato Murvanidze
Scary Mother
Amit Masurkar Mayank Tewari
Newton
2018

12th

Shoplifters Nadine Labaki

Capharnaüm

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Manto

Zhao Tao

Ash Is Purest White

Dan Kleinman and Sameh Zoabi

Tel Aviv on Fire

Other awards

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.[2] 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".[3][4][5][6]

Winners and nominees

2018
Year Nominees English title Original title
2018 Eléni Karaïndrou Bomb, A Love Story Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh
Harry Gregson-Williams Breath
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Jóhann Jóhannsson Mary Magdalene
Omar Fadel Yomeddine
Ryan Cayabyab The Portrait

References

  1. About us Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Frater, Patrick (3 October 2018). "Ryuichi Sakamoto Heads Jury for New APSA Music Award". Variety. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. "How the Asia Pacific Screen Awards celebrate the region's cultural diversity". Screen Daily (sponsored). Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. "Best Original Score Nominees and Jury Announced - Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. Frater, Patrick (17 October 2018). "'Shoplifters' Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. "APSA Nominees & Winners - Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
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