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ASIA PACIFIC’S TOP FILM AWARDS FEATURED ON SBS TWO

The sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) will be broadcast across Australia on SBS TWO on Friday, December 14 at 9.30pm.

The 90-minute program features the star studded APSA ceremony, held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, Australia on November 23.

An audience of more than 700 celebrated the shining lights of Asia Pacific film at a ceremony that included appearances by filmmakers and industry luminaries from more than 30 countries across Asia Pacific. Among them were internationally acclaimed Australian actor and APSA Academy President, Dr Jack Thompson and multi-award winning Australian producer and 2012 APSA International Jury President, Jan Chapman, who headed the six-member International Jury with representatives from Israel, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Turkey and India.

The ceremony was hosted by well-known Australian television presenter and author, Indira Naidoo.

The evening featured a special guest performance by Oscar®, Grammy® and two time Golden Globe® winner, internationally renowned Japanese composer, actor and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto who was awarded the 2012 FIAPF Award for his contribution to film.

APSA, the region’s highest accolade in film, is endorsed by UNESCO and promotes the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia Pacific region.

Nominated filmmakers representing 34 films from 18 countries and areas across Asia Pacific vied for top honours in nine award categories and four special awards on Asia Pacific’s night of nights in film.

SBS TWO at 9.30pm, Friday December 14.