Other winners included Winter Sleep, The Dark Horse and Red Amnesia.
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan has won Best Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Taking place at Brisbane’s City Hall, this year’s ceremony saw Nuri Bilge Ceylan scooping his third APSA for Achievement in Directing for Winter Sleep, while Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse) and Lü Zhong (Red Amnesia) won Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, respectively.
Other winners included Dong Kinsong for Achievement in Cinematography for Black Coal, Thin Ice, Nima Javidi taking home Best Screenplay for Melbourne and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya winning Best Animated Feature Film.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk commented: “This evening’s winners have displayed cinematic excellence through their films and they should be congratulated on their achievements. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are a unique testament to the vibrancy, diversity and divergence of the Asia Pacific region.
“The awards enrich Brisbane’s cultural relationship with our regional neighbours and strengthen our position in the Asia Pacific market.”
As previously announced, the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region went to Australian producer Emile Sherman, while Iranian film-maker Reza Dormishian was the 2014 recipient of the APSA Academy NETPAC Development Prize.
Full list of winners
BEST FEATURE FILM
Leviafan (Leviathan) Russian Federation
Produced by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergey Melkumov Co-Produced by Marianna Sardarova
BEST YOUTH FEATURE FILM
Sivas Turkey, Germany
Produced by Yasin Müjdeci
Co-Produced by Nesra Gürbüz and Çiğdem Mater
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Hezar-o yek Siv (1001 Apples) Iraq
Produced by Taha Karimi
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) Japan
Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Kiş Uykusu (Winter Sleep) Turkey, France, Germany
Nima Javidi for Melbourne Islamic Republic of Iran
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dong Jinsong for Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong (PRC)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Cliff Curtis in The Dark Horse New Zealand
SPECIAL MENTION BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
David Gulpilil in Charlie’s Country Australia
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Lü Zhong in Chuangru Zhe (Red Amnesia) People’s Republic of China
SPECIAL MENTION BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Merila Zareie in Shiar-E 143 (Track 143) Islamic Republic of Iran
Shawkat Amin Korki for directing Bîranînên li ser kevirî (Memories on Stone) Iraqi Kurdistan, Germany
JURY GRAND PRIZE
Tui Na (Blind Massage)
Produced by Nai An, Li Ling, Kristina Larsen, Wang Yong People’s Republic of China, France
JURY GRAND PRIZE
Rakhshan Banietemad for directing Ghesseha (Tales) Islamic Republic of Iran
FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region
Emile Sherman (Australia)
APSA Academy NETPAC Development Prize
Reza Dormishian (Islamic Republic of Iran)