Alternative Oscar Awards
Films exploring the lives of women in volatile situations bagged top honors at the inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), held recently at Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast. APSA, touted to be the region's highest accolade in filmmaking, showcased varied talent - actors, filmmakers and technicians - from over 70 countries. Be it the stylized horror flicks of Japan, the allegorical tragedies and comedies of Korea, the extraordinary tapestry of Chinese cinema, the multifaceted industries of India, the poetry and reality of Persian cinema or the visionary narratives of the Middle East, all were part of this celebration of cinema.
"Cinema has the great ability to rise above cultures.
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