The official website of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards has announced the nominations for the APSA Best Animated Feature category on October 4, 2023, including The First Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue and Suzume No Tojimari by Makoto Shinkai .
Both The First Slam Dunk and Suzume were both released in 2022 and became the fifth and fourth highest-grossing Japanese films of all time, respectively.
While the film Slam Dunk won the Japanese Academy Award for Animated Film of the Year in 2023, Suzume became the first anime film to be screened at the Berlin International Film in 21 years.
The two anime movies will go head to head Deep ocean
32 films from 17 Asia Pacific countries and regions were nominated in this category at the 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, of which films from Japan received 11 nominations and films from the Republic of The People of China received 9 nominations.
Nominations are determined by the APSA Nominations Panel. In 2023, the APSA International Nomination Council includes the following members: Bina Paul (India) – Chairman, Anderson Le (USA), Delphine Garde-Mroueh (France), Gulnara Abikeyeva (Kazakhstan), John Badalu (Indonesia), Kiki Fung (Hong Kong) and Yoshi Yatabe (Japan).
Meanwhile, the 2023 APSA Documentary, Animation and Youth International Nomination Council includes: Faramarz K-Rahber (Australia) – Chairman, Carl Joseph Papa (Philippines) and Zoe Sua Cho (New Zealand) , Republic of Korea).”
The 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony and red carpet are scheduled to take place on November 3, 2023, at Home of the Arts (HOTA) in Gold Coast, Australia.
Tracey Vieira, President of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, congratulated all the inaugural winners and all the nominees in the 16th edition of the awards.
APSA would like to congratulate the inaugural winners and all nominees for the 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. As the region’s film industry grows, it is important Nearly half of this year’s nominations went to first- or second-time filmmakers, who are competing for the award alongside some of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time. APSA would also like to take a moment to acknowledge the sad passing of two highly regarded filmmakers, Pema Tseden and Ryuichi Sakamoto, APSA Award winners whose last work was nominated this year and whose Their story lives on in their films, loved around the world.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative overseen by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and headquartered in Australia. It is often called the “Asia-Pacific Oscars”.
This initiative aims to realize UNESCO’s goals of promoting and preserving diverse cultures through the influential medium of cinema. APSA recognizes and promotes films, actors, directors and cultures from the Asia Pacific region to a global audience.
Source: Official website