Asia Pacific’s highest accolade in film

Film in the hands of a great filmmaker has the power to change lives; the power to bridge cultural divides; the courage to explore and tell our stories; to inform and entertain; to deliver better understanding into hearts and minds.

It is the aim of most filmmakers to win a major award. It is an enormous boost to the filmmaker professionally and to the film’s critical and commercial life.

Over seven years, more than 1,400 films from 56 Asia Pacific countries have competed in the APSAs, films which clearly demonstrate a rich slate of diversity – each telling its own story, in its own way, from its country of origin. That is what the Asia Pacific Screen Awards respect and acclaim.

Films are judged on cinematic excellence and the way in which they attest to their cultural origins.