APSA awards honour Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Carriageworks

15 March, 2016 by Staff Writer

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendour.


Tomorrow, March 17, will see the presentation of the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards prize of Best Feature Film Award to renowned Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul for his film Cemetery of Splendour.

Marking their tenth year in 2016, the APSA awards acknowledge excellence in the world’s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output.

In 2015, 39 films from 22 Asia Pacific countries and areas received award nominations.

Weerasethakul will be presented with his award at Sydney's Carriageworks at 10am tomorrow, after which there will be a preview of the filmmaker's most recent installation work for Sydney's Biennale – Home Movie.

APSA also nominated Downriver's Reef Ireland for Best Performance by an Actor, Molly Reynolds' Another Country was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Film prize (won by The Chinese Mayor), and Blinky Bill The Movie was nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Stephen Page's Spear won a special mention in APSA's UNESCO Award category.

The complete list of winners can be found here.