From Parasite to Buoyancy the APSAs have a fine crop of winners

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards develop grunt and glam as they support the rise of trans-regional markets.

Collecting the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Best Documentary, French-born Israeli director, producer and cinematographer Philippe Bellaïche said exactly what the event’s organisers would’ve loved to hear.

‘Our movie has already reached a much broader audience than what we imagined, and I’m sure this prize will open new doors,’ he told the crowd at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Sarah Ward
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Sarah Ward is a freelance film critic, arts and culture writer, and film festival organiser. She is the Australia-based critic for Screen International, a film reviewer and writer for ArtsHub, the weekend editor and a senior writer for Concrete Playground, a writer for the Goethe-Institut Australien’s Kino in Oz, and a contributor to SBS, SBS Movies and Flicks Australia. Her work has been published by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Junkee, FilmInk, Birth.Movies.Death, Lumina, Senses of Cinema, Broadsheet, Televised Revolution, Metro Magazine, Screen Education and the World Film Locations book series. She is also the editor of Trespass Magazine, a film and TV critic for ABC radio Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and has worked with the Brisbane International Film Festival, Queensland Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival. Follow her on Twitter: @swardplay