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19/10/2010

Asia Pacific Screen Nominations Revealed

It has been revealed that over 30 documentary, animated, children's and feature films from 15 countries and areas have been nominated for one of Asia-Pacific's highest accolades in film with Best Feature nominees from Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the People's Republic of China.
These awards, an initiative of the Queensland Government, Australia in unique collaboration with UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations - acclaim films from 70 countries and areas; one third of the earth; and half the world’s film output.
Films are judged on cinematic excellence and the way in which they attest to their cultural origins.
A total of 239 films were entered in the competition by Official Submitting Organisations from the region and by invitation from the APSA Nominations Council and APSA Chairman with 31 films from 15 countries and areas across Asia-Pacific have been recognised in 2010 with APSA Nominations.
Films from China including one from Hong Kong received a total of 12 nominations in the Awards; films from the Republic of Korea received six nominations; Indian films received five; Japanese films received four; Israeli, Taiwanese, and Turkish films received three; and Australian and New Zealand films received two.
Films from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, the Russian Federation and Cambodia each received one nomination.
The International Jury headed by Lord David Puttnam will assemble in late November ahead of the APSA Ceremony on December 2.
(BMcC/KMcA)
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