APSA 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
FILMS IN COMPETITION
This year has seen a record 264 film entries from 39 Asia Pacific countries and areas. 34 Nominated films from 18 Asia Pacific countries and areas remained in competition with the winners announced last month at the sixth annual APSA ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia on Friday November 23.
The APSA Ceremony was broadcast via a live webcast hosted on the APSA website. Over 4,000 visitors from around the world logged onto the website to watch the winners announced live. This represents a 65% increase from last year’s webcast viewership, demonstrating APSA’s growth potential following its short six year history. The full ceremony is still available for viewing here.
FILM FUND SUBMISSIONS
MPA APSA Academy Film Fund in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association
– Record number of submissions
A total of 82 feature-length projects were submitted from 67 of the region’s most highly-regarded filmmakers; members of the APSA Academy representing 22 countries and areas across Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced the four filmmakers that will each receive US$25,000 from the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund at the APSA ceremony last month.
APSA Children’s Film Fund in conjunction with 4 Boys Films
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced the two filmmakers that will each receive AU$20,000 from the APSA Children’s Film Fund at the APSA ceremony last month. Founded in partnership with Manila-based 4 Boys Films, the fund provides script development grants for films specifically with life-affirming messages for and about children of Asia Pacific.