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FIAPF is the international organisation representing film producers across the world. The FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film celebrates a filmmaker from the region whose career and actions strongly contribute to the development of the film industry.

The 2012 recipient was Japan’s world-class film composer, actor and environmentalist, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Previous recipients of the award are Australia’s George Miller (2007), India’s Yash Chopra (2008),  Japan’s Isao Matsuoka (2009), Indonesia’s Christine Hakim (2010) and China’s Zhang Yimou (2011).

The 2013 FIAPF Award recipient will be announced in the lead up to the seventh annual APSA Ceremony.