Internationally renowned actors, actresses, filmmakers and special guests will walk the black carpet at Brisbane City Hall for the eighth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) ceremony on Thursday 11 December.
Thirty-six films from 21 Asia Pacific countries and regions have been nominated in this year’s awards, the region’s highest accolade in film. The ceremony, to be attended by about 1200 film industry luminaries from the Asia Pacific region and beyond, each year gathers the largest and most prestigious group of international filmmakers to assemble anywhere in Australia.
This year the list of confirmed guests includes the winners of the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or, the 2014 Berlin Golden Bear, Academy Award winners, and nominees and industry representatives from all nine award categories, many of them superstars in their own countries.
A spectacular array of black tie and national dress will appear in King George Square from 5.30pm, and will be hosted by Nine Network’s Katherine Feeney.
The awards will be watched by thousands of people, via a live webcast, in all corners of the Asia Pacific and beyond. The ceremony webcast will start at 7pm.
APSA, presented by Treasury Casino and Hotel, is supported by Brisbane City Council and managed by economic development board Brisbane Marketing in collaboration with Paris-based UNESCO and FIAPF.
The awards recognise and promote cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest-growing film region comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output.