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Indian film for Asia Pacific Screen awards

Indian films for Asia Pacific Screen awards

The 4 strongly acclaimed films ‘Dev D’, ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Tahaan’ and ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ have been nominated for various categories for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced on 26th November.

Anurag Kashyap is nominated in the Best Director for his awe-inspiring adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s novel ‘Devdas’ in ‘Dev D’. Santosh Sivan’s ‘Tahaan’ has been nominated for Best Children’s Film.

Versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah nominated for the best actor category for ‘A Wednesday’. Yogesh Vinayak Joshi and Upendra Sidhaye are nominated for their Best screenplay for ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’.

Malini Fonseka gets a nomination in best actress category for Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky) – a Sri Lanka and India co-production.

Feroz Abbas Khan, director of ‘Gandhi, My Father’ is one of the jury members of APSA. The winners will be announced on November 26 at the third annual APSA Ceremony in Australia’s Gold Coast.

The Asia Pacific Screen awards has announced nominees in nine award categories with 37 films from 16 countries Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Palestine, China, South Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey.

APSA Chairman Des Power said: “Nominees were determined from a record number of 212 entries from 43 countries. The response indicates that the filmmakers of Asia-Pacific value our mission to acclaim their work and take it to a global audience”.

APSA is a unique collaboration between CNN International, UNESCO and FIAPF- International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Films are judged on cinematic excellence and the way in which they attest to their cultural origins.

Japan is strongly represented in 2009 with a total of seven nominations followed by China with six. Iran, Russia and South Korea have received five nominations while India has four.


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