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  • ‘Raman Raghav’, the hit Bollywood thriller, has got nominations in the categories of Best Actor, achievement in directing and achievement in cinematography
  • The APSA is considered to be the region’s biggest accolade in films that recognizes and promotes cultural diversity and cinematic excellence of the world’s fastest increasing film region
  • The 10th edition of APSA in 2016 saw a record number of movies in the competition with about 300 films from 43 countries and Asia Pacific regions

October 25, 2016: In the 10th edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 8 major nominations have been bagged by 6 Indian films this year.

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‘Raman Raghav’, the hit Bollywood thriller that starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and was directed by Anurag Kashyap; has got nominations in the categories of Best Actor, achievement in directing and achievement in cinematography, mentioned PTI.


A poster of the film ‘Raman Raghav’, directed by Anurag Kashyap. Wikimedia

In the ‘best actor performance’ category, Nawazuddin is up against Dev Patel for his role in ‘Lion’, Manoj Bajpayee for his performance in the film ‘Aligarh’, Farhad Aslani for the film ‘Daughter’, and the Korean superstar for his role in the film ‘The Throne’.

Two Indian films have been nominated in the Best Screenplay category and those include- ‘Parched’ by Leena Yadav and ‘The Fourth Direction’ by Gurvinder Singh and Supratik Sen.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is considered to be the region’s biggest accolade in films that recognizes and promotes cultural diversity and cinematic excellence of the world’s fastest increasing film region compromising seventy countries.

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PTI mentioned in the category for the Best Feature Film, the nominations include ‘Daughter’ by Reza Mirkarimi, richly symbolic and a bit esoteric northern Turkish tale ‘Cold of Kalandar’ by Mustafa Kara, ‘The Student’ by Kirill Serebrennikov, slow-burn psychological drama ‘Ember’ by Zeki Demirkubuz, and ‘Muhammad: the messenger of God’, a passion-project by Majid Majidi, the Iranian master.

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Maxine Williamson, an APSA film director and a member of the APSA International Film Council, stated “It has been a privilege and an honor to establish this Awards competition and see it grown in strength from year to year. How fitting that we have, in our 10th year, the strongest competition to date.”


Maxine Williamson – Artistic Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, in an interview. Youtube

The winners are to be announced on 24th November 2016 in Brisbane.

The nominees for the APSA Cultural Diversity award 2016, under the patronage of UNESCO , include- Hussein Hasaan for ‘The Dark Wind’, Dmitrii Davydov for ‘The Bonfire’, Tamer El Said for ‘In the Last Days of the City’, Mustafa Kara for ‘Cold of Kalandar’, and Wang Xuebo for ‘Knife in the clear Water’.

The 10th edition of APSA in 2016 saw a record number of movies in the competition with about 300 films from 43 countries and Asia Pacific regions.

Professor Hong-Joon Kim, Chair of the APSA International Nominations Council, stated “The 10th APSA Competition has been a unique year in terms of the level of diversity amongst the films.

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“In watching the 135 films in the feature narrative competition we saw diversity of everything Commercial vs. Arthouse films, big industry vs. small independent films, different nations and countries representing the major film producing nations, and the developing screen culture from countries with young film industries.

– prepared by Antara Kumar. Twitter: @ElaanaC


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