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Five Indian Films nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

MUMBAI: Five Indian films have received nominations in the second Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The ceremony will take place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on 11 November.

Among various categories Om Shanti Om has been nominated for best film, Jodhaa Akbar has been nominated for achievement in cinematography (Kiiran Deohans), Taare Zameen Par has been nominated for best children’s feature, Mahek for best children’s feature and Rajat Kapoor for best performance by an actor for The Prisoner.


Om Shanti Om will compete with Men Jeuk (Hong Kong), Tulpan (Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland/Poland/Germany), The Red Awn (China) and Three Monkeys (Turkey/France/Italy) for the best film award.


The APSA has announced nominees in nine Award categories representing 33 films from 17 countries and areas of the Asia-Pacific region.


The APSA is a collaboration with CNN International, Unesco and FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations. It is an international cultural initiative to acclaim films that best reflect their cultural origins and demonstrate cinematic excellence.


APSA chairman Des Power says, “The nominees were determined from more than 180 films from 43 countries. We are greatly encouraged by the response from filmmakers from Asia-Pacific in our mission to acclaim their work and promote it to an international audience. Once again, the nominees showcase the tremendous talent and creativity that exists in the burgeoning film industries of the region”.


In the run-up to the APSA, CNN International is to feature the power and reach of Asia-Pacific cinema in four half-hour Scene By Scene documentaries airing the weekends of 4 ,11, 18 October and 1 November.


The programmes hosted by Anjali Rao, feature the region’s directors, producers and stars talking about the political, religious and cultural challenges they face.

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