Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Current: 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards
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Awarded forBest in film and documentary in the Asia-Pacific region
Presented byUNESCO, FIAPF and Brisbane City Council, Australia[1]
First awarded2007
Last awarded2023
← 14th
16th →

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative overseen by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and headquartered in Australia, sometimes called "Asia-Pacific Oscars".[2] In order to realise UNESCO's goals of promoting and preserving the different cultures through the influential medium of cinema, it honours and promotes the films, actors, directors, and cultures of the Asia Pacific area to a worldwide audience.

Event history[edit]

APSA was established in 2007 and works with FIAPF, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. An international jury selects the winners, and films are evaluated based on their cinematic quality and how well they reflect their cultural backgrounds. More than 70 nations and regions in the Asia Pacific region are represented by APSA, which introduces their films to new international audiences. It is a sister organisation to the European Film Academy and Premios PLATINO del Cine Iberoamericano.

Nominees are inducted into the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. Australian screen legend, Jack Thompson AM, is the President of the Academy.

Members of the International Jury in the past include Tran Anh Hung, Annemarie Jacir, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Garin Nugroho, Diana El Jieroudi, Eric Khoo, Mike Downey, Rubaiyat Hossain, Alexander Rodnyansky, Nia Dinata, Deepak Rauniyar, Jill Bilcock, He Saifei, Adolfo Alix Jr, Asghar Farhadi, Anthony Chen, Hiam Abbass, Lu Yue, Maciej Stuhr, Rajit Kapur, Shyam Benegal, Malini Fonseka, Nansun Shi, 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[edit]

The following four film categories are available for submission of movies:

The following accomplishments are recognised with awards accordingly:

In addition, exceptional success is recognised with special awards:

Major award winners[edit]

Year Best Feature Film Best Animated Feature Film Best Documentary Feature Film Best Youth Feature Film Achievement in Directing Best Screenplay Achievement in Cinematography Best Performance by an Actress Best Performance by an Actor
South Korea Secret Sunshine  Japan 5 Centimeters per Second  Lebanon Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos  Indonesia Denias, Singing on the Could  Iran Rakhshan Bani-E'temad, Mohsen Abdolvahab
for Mainline

Feroz Abbas Khan
for Gandhi, My Father


Hooman Behmanesh for Those Three

South Korea

Jeon Do-yeon
for Secret Sunshine


Erkan Can
for Takva: A Man's Fear of God

Kazakhstan Tulpan  Israel

 France  Germany Waltz with Bashir

South Korea 63 Years On  Australia The Black Ballon Turkey

Nuri Bilge Ceylan for
Three Monkeys


Eran Riklis and Suha Arraf for
Lemon Tree

South Korea Lee Mogae for The Good, The Bad, The Weird Israel Hiam Abbass for
Lemon Tree
Iran Reza Naji for
The Song of Sparrows
Australia Samson & Delilah  Australia Mary and Max  Israel

 Denmark  United States Defamation

 South Korea A Brand New Life China Lu Chuan for
City of Life and Death
Iran Asghar Farhadi for
About Elly
 China Cao Yu for City of Life and Death South Korea Kim Hye-ja
for Mother
Japan Masahiro Motoki for
China Aftershock  China Piercing I  China

 Canada Last Train Home

 Iran The Other South Korea Lee Chang-dong for
Israel Samuel Maoz for
India Sudheer Palsane for The Well South Korea Yoon Jeong-hee for
China Chen Daoming for

A Separation

South Korea Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild  Sweden  Japan

 United States I Was Worth 50 Sheep



Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Denis Osokin for
Silent Souls

 Turkey Gökhan Tiryaki for Once Upon A Time in Anatolia Russia Nadezhda Markina for
China Wang Baoqiang for
Mr. Tree
Turkey Beyond the Hill  Japan A Letter to Momo  Iraq

 United Kingdom  Netherlands In My Mother's Arms

 Indonesia The Mirror Never Lies PhilippinesBrillante Mendoza for
Thy Womb
Turkey Reis Çelik for
Night of Silence
Turkey Touraj Aslani for Rhino Season Philippines Nora Aunor for
Thy Womb
South Korea Choi Min-sik for
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
State of Palestine Omar  Russia Ku! Kin-dza-dza  Denmark

 Norway  United Kingdom The Act of Killing

 South Korea Juvenile Offender Singapore Anthony Chen for
Ilo Ilo
India Ritesh Batra for
The Lunchbox

Lu Yue for Back to 1942

China Zhang Ziyi for
The Grandmaster
South Korea Lee Byung-hun for
Russia Leviathan  Japan The Tale of Princess Kaguya  Iraq 1001 Apples  Turkey  Germany Sivas Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan for
Winter Sleep
Iran Nima Javidi

 Hong Kong Dong Jinsong for Black Coal, Thin Ice

China Lü Zhong for
Red Amnesia
New Zealand Cliff Curtis for
The Dark Horse
Thailand Cemetery of Splendour  Japan Miss Hokusai  China The Chinese Mayor  China River Russia Aleksei Alekseivich German for
Under Electric Clouds
Turkey Senem Tüzen for
 TaiwanMark Lee Ping-bing for The Assassin Japan Kirin Kiki for
Sweet Bean
South Korea Jung Jae-young for
Right Now, Wrong Then
Turkey Cold of Kalandar  South Korea Yeon Sang-ho for Seoul Station  Iran Mehrdad Oskouei for Starless Dreams  South Korea Yoon Ga-eun The World of Us China Feng Xiaogang for
I Am Not Madame Bovary
Japan Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Tadashi Nohara &
Tomoyuki Takahashi for
Happy Hour

 Hungary Cevahir Şahin, Kürşat Üresin for Cold of Kalandar

Philippines Hasmine Killip for
Ordinary People
India Manoj Bajpayee for
Australia Sweet Country  Canada Ann Marie Fleming for Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming  Syria  Denmark  Germany

Last Men in Aleppo


 Australia  Qatar  Netherlands Kamila Andini for The Seen and Unseen

Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev for
India Amit Masurkar& Mayank Tewari for
 Russia Rustam Khamdamov for The Bottomless Bag Georgia (country) Nato Murvanidze for
Scary Mother
India Rajkummar Rao for


Japan Shoplifters  Russia Leo Gabriadze for Rezo  Australia Paul Damien Williams, Shannon Swan for Gurrumul    Turkey The Pigeon Lebanon Nadine Labaki for Capharnaüm Israel Dan Kleinman and Sameh Zoabi for

Tel Aviv on Fire


 France  Netherlands Hideho Urata for A Land Imagined

China Zhao Tao for Ash Is Purest White India Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Manto


South Korea Parasite  Japan Makoto Shinkai for Weathering with You  Israel

 Switzerland  Canada Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche forAdvocate


Rodd Rathjen for Buoyancy

Kazakhstan France Adilkhan Yerzhanov for

A Dark, Dark Man

Russia Kantemir Balagov & Aleksandr Terekhov for


 Russia Ksenia SEREDA for


Philippines Maxene Eigenmann for Verdict India Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle


Japan Drive My Car  Russia Andrei Khrzhanovsky for The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks  Sweden Hogir Hirori for Sabaya  South Korea Yoon Dan-bi for Moving On Iran France Asghar Farhadi for

A Hero

Japan Ryusuke Hamaguchi& Takamasa Oe for

Drive My Car


 Singapore  France  Thailand  GermanyNguyễn Vinh Phúc for Taste

Bangladesh Azmeri Haque Badhon for Rehana Maryam Noor Georgia (country) Merab Ninidze for House Arrest


Indonesia Before, Now & Then Armenia Germany Lithuania Aurora's Sunrise India United States United Kingdom All That Breathes Jordan State of Palestine Saudi Arabia Sweden Farha Cambodia France Davy ChouReturn to Seoul Indonesia Makbul Mubarak – Autobiography Germany Niklas Lindschau – The Stranger South Korea Lee Jung-eunHommage as Ji-wan


Japan Germany Perfect Days France Germany Luxembourg BelgiumThe Siren India Against the Tide Kazakhstan Bauryna Salu South Korea United States Celine Song for Past Lives Canada South Korea Anthony Shim for Riceboy Sleeps Kazakhstan Azamat Dulatov for Qas State of Palestine Mouna Hawa for Inshallah a Boy

Other awards[edit]

On November 29, 2018, the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards presented the Best Original Score Asia Pacific Screen Award for the first time. The head of the jury for the first-ever award was Ryuichi Sakamoto.[3] This new category is intended to "honour more excellent films and the musicians who contribute so profoundly to the emotions of the movie," according to APSA Chairman Michael Hawkins.[4][5][6][7]

Winners and nominees[edit]

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


  1. ^ About us. Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Bochenski, Natalie (28 October 2013). "Turn Brisbane into Busan? There's an APSA for that". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  3. ^ Frater, Patrick (3 October 2018). "Ryuichi Sakamoto Heads Jury for New APSA Music Award". Variety. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ "How the Asia Pacific Screen Awards celebrate the region's cultural diversity". Screen Daily (sponsored). Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Best Original Score Nominees and Jury Announced - Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. ^ Frater, Patrick (17 October 2018). "'Shoplifters' Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "APSA Nominees & Winners - Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Archived from the original on 27 October 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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