APSA is an international cultural program supported by Brisbane City Council and managed by Brisbane Marketing. It is endorsed by foundation partners UNESCO -United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations. The awards ceremony is an exclusive presentation unique to Brisbane and is streamed globally.

The APSA ceremony will be held on Thursday 21 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.


Films are submitted across four categories:

Feature Film
Youth Feature Film
Animated Feature Film
Documentary Feature Film
Awards are presented at the Awards Ceremony for the following achievements:

Best Feature Film
Best Youth Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Performance by an Actress
Best Performance by an Actor
Jury Grand Prize
Additional awards:

FIAPF Award for outstanding achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO
Young Cinema Award in partnership with NETPAC and Griffith Film School for first- and second-time feature film directors


Feature Fiction Film: must be over 60 minutes in duration.
Youth Feature Film: must be over 60 minutes in duration, made for or about young people up to 18 years old.
Animated Feature Film: must be over 40 minutes in duration, must be at least 70% animated.
Documentary Feature Film: must be over 40 minutes in duration.

Films must:

display cinematic excellence.
have been predominantly created in the Asia Pacific region, have been predominantly created by filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region and must reflect the cultural origins of the country.
have had world or international premiere or theatrical release after 1 August 2018 and before 31 October 2019.

For further inquiry or film submission to FINAS (before 11 June 2019) , please contact:

Ahmad Ridwan Bin Ahmad Masri

International Markets

Marketing Department

Tel: 03-4104 1390

Email: ridwan@finas.my