Presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film, where cinematic excellence shines. With films from over 78 countries and areas in the region, APSA honours filmmaking that best reflects its cultural origins and the diversity of the Asia Pacific.

Films go through a rigourous selection process and nominations will be announced in mid-October. All nominated filmmakers will be encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony, and are also inducted into the APSA Academy and eligible to apply for the exclusive MPA APSA Academy Film Fund for script development. Please note the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are not a film festival - there is no public screening element.

Winners are judged by esteemed jury members and awarded at the Awards Ceremony, to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on Friday 3 November 2023.

Best Film
Jury Grand Prize
Best Youth Film
Best Animated Film
Best Documentary Film
Cultural Diversity Award
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best New Performance
Young Cinema Award
MPA APSA Academy Film Fund

Films must have been predominantly created in the Asia Pacific Region; have been predominantly created by filmmakers from the Asia Pacific Region and/or must reflect the cultural origins of the country or area. Please refer to the APSA definition of the Asia Pacific region and The Test in the appendix of the Charter Rules & Regulations:

Films must also have been presented at an international film festival, theatrically released or released on a VOD platform. They must have had their world premiere, international premiere and/or theatrical release between 1 August 2022 and before 31 October 2023.

It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure films are eligible. Please contact before submitting if there are any queries about eligibility, as entry fees cannot be refunded once submitted. APSA Academy members may be provided a discounted entry fee.

To make a successful film submission APSA requires:

1. Reviewing and accepting the APSA Competition Charter Rules & Regulations which details the eligibility, selection process and what your obligations are if you are nominated for an award.

2. A high quality online screener that is permitted to be shared with APSA panellists for the purposes of determining the nominees for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
- Online links and passwords must remain valid until 30 September 2023.
- English subtitles are required for all entries not in the English language.
- Films should be presented in the language of their original production.
- Watermarks or time coded security on film entries are acceptable, however should not be distracting or obscuring film content.

3. Three (3) high-quality digital film stills (minimum 300dpi).

4. Electronic press kit.