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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
11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards logo.jpg
Asia Pacific Screen Awards logo
Awarded for Best in film and documentary in the Asia-Pacific region
Country Australia
Presented by UNESCO, FIAPF and Brisbane City Council, Australia[1]
First awarded 2007
Website Official Website

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 growing world-class 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.

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Film categories and awardsEdit

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.

  • APSA Young Cinema Award presented by NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and Griffith Film School (GFS) recognises the abundant emerging talent of the Asia Pacific.

Major award winnersEdit

Year Best 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 & Delilah  Lu 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ About us Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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