Two Indians feature in Asia Pacific Screen awards

NEW DELHI: Indians have has managed to get nominated for only two awards, one of which is a collaborative film with other countries, in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 


A total of 39 nominations have been announced from 22 countries for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be presented in Brisbane, Australia on 26 November.


The film Blinky Bill The Movie directed by Deane Taylor, which is a collaboration between Australia, India, and Ireland heads the best animation films list. The Indian contribution is by way of Nilesh Pillai being the digital compositor.


Jean-Marc Ferri?re has been nominated for best cinematography for Sunrise (Arunoday) by Partho Sen Gupta.


Kim Dong-ho, co-founder and former chairman of the Busan Film Festival, headed the jury with director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Television), Chinese academic Zhang Xianmin, Malaysian filmmaker U-Wei Bin Hajisaari, Russian writer-director Alexei Popogrebsky and Iranian actress Negar Javaherian.


Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s festival hit The Assassin, which won him best director at Cannes this year, has been nominated for three prizes at the Awards. The film will compete for best feature, achievement in directing for Hou Hsiao-Hsien and achievement in cinematography for Mark Lee Ping-Bing.


Other nominees in the best feature category include multi-territory co-production Cementery Of Splendour, Korean feature End Of Winter and Japanese/French drama Journey To The Shore.

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