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10TH APSA Dates Announced & Competition Open

Acclaimed Thai auteur and visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul was today presented with the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film, for his film Cemetery of Splendour. Unable to attend the 9th APSA Ceremony in Brisbane last November, Weerasethakul was today also officially inducted into the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Academy, a growing body […]

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MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Success Stories

Established in 2010, the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund is a partnership between Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the APSA Academy. The scrip development fund was created to support exciting new feature film projects originated by APSA Academy members and their colleagues across the Asia Pacific. By end of 2014, more than 300 projects have […]

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APSA Academy Children’s Film Fund project competes at Berlinale’s Generation Kplus

One of the first projects supported by the APSA Academy Children’s Film Fund, River, is in the running for the the Generation Kplus section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. The film is written and directed by APSA Academy member Songtaijia, who was nominated for Achievement in Cinematography in 2011 for Khyi Rgan (Old Dog). […]

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APSA City Hall Lights


Save the date! The APSAs will be back in Brisbane City Hall on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

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David Gulpilil makes a powerful speech at the 8th APSAs upon receiving the Special Mention award for Best Performance by an Actor in recognition of his work in Charlie’s Country, for which he won the Un Certain Regard for Best Actor at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and the AACTA last night.   More than 1000 key industry […]

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards attract international acclaim

The star-studded 8th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) held in Brisbane’s City Hall last night attracted international attention. Highly regarded US entertainment bible Variety gave the city and the awards a glowing report card. “The move has cemented the show in Brisbane, which sees itself as a cultural centre and Australia’s gateway to Asia, […]

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Over 250 films compete in the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Official competition for the eighth Asia Pacific Screen Awards has now closed with over 250 feature films from 42 Asia Pacific countries and areas in contention for the region’s highest accolade in film. “Nominees will be revealed on 28 October with the winners then announced at the glittering APSA ceremony on 11 December at Brisbane’s […]

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APSA Vessel returns home to Japan

2011 special presentation to Noritaka Kawaguchi by APSA Patron Kim Dong ho. Guest Blog by Noritaka Kawaguchi First of all, we thank you for all of your support following the big disaster in Japan on 3.11. We received an APSA vessel in 2007 when 5 Centimeters Per Second won the Best Animated Feature Film award, […]

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KOFFIA's Raelene Loong and Kieran Tully, Producer Kim JuKyung and Cine 21’s Lee Hwa-jung at the 2010 APSAs

Guest blog: Korean Film Festival in Australia

The 2nd Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is on in Sydney this coming August 24 – 29, and will even be rolling into Melbourne for the first time this year in September. Showcasing a range of classic and contemporary Korean films, industry forums and cultural events, the exciting line-up of films for KOFFIA will […]

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Spotlight on Films for Children of Asia Pacific

Last month, APSA Chairman Des Power was honoured to serve on the Jury for the 11th China International Children’s Film Festival in the city of Jiangyin. More than 60 movies from 22 countries and regions screened in the festival. At the five-day event, 10 awards were given to films and performers from Russia, Germany, Argentina, […]

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Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Bear winner Nader and Simin: a Separation will premiere in France today closely followed by its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival which opens this evening. The film is the first completed project of the four inaugural recipients of a new development funding stream initiated last year by the Asia Pacific […]

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Festival de Cannes: APSA Academy Members at the Forefront

The APSA Academy is out in force in Cannes with several of our members serving on Cannes Juries and others preparing for premiere screenings of new work. Lee Chang-dong is Chairing the Jury for the Critics Week sidebar. He is a three-time APSA winner (for Secret Sunshine, A Brand New Life and Poetry) and one […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 12

Last day. It’s been a long ride. Have met many amazing people. Tonight I am attending the closing night film The Tree pre-function party at The Majestic Beach, then the red carpet for The Tree, then Cannes Ceremony followed by the screening and on to the post-party at Cherie Cheri. It will no doubt be […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 11

Had lunch with SPAA president Tony Ginnane today and Julie Marlow. By all accounts it has been a successful Cannes for some producers. Apparently Tavernier’s film has been sold to America for an incredibly high price. Weekends are even busier on the Croisette which is hard to imagine. From the Cannes newsletter – Award Ceremony […]

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 10

Saw Lee Chang-dong in the street today and said hi. Love that guy and his films! Also saw Apichatpong Weerasethakul at the grande hotel but couldn’t whip out my berry quick enough to get a photo. Tropical Malady and Sydromes and a Century I love. Aiming to see his comp film Uncle Boonmee Who Can […]

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