Best Feature Film nod for Payal Kapadia’s ”˜A Night of Knowing Nothing’ at 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Gold Coast, Queensland: Nominations in the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) were revealed today with nods for 38 films from 25 Asia Pacific countries and areas. Winners will be announced on Thursday 11 November at the 14th APSA Ceremony on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast, and streamed across the globe.

Drawn from the world’s fastest growing film region encompassing 70 countries and areas, and representing half the world’s film output, the APSAs set a high bar for celebration of cultural diversity and cinematic excellence.

Three diverse and compelling stories from across India have been nominated in four categories in 2021.

Payal Kapadia’s breakthrough Cannes-winner A Night of Knowing Nothing is nominated for Best Feature Film. Produced by Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff and Ranabir Das, the film will compete two further Cannes winners in Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car and Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero (Ghahreman), Russian director Natalya Nazarova’s The Pencil (Prostoy karandash) andIranian Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear winner There is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad).

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film is Writing With Fire directed and produced by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, about the trailblazing journalists behind India’s all-female news network. The film was awarded the Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance this year.

Tamil film Pebbles (Koozhangal) has received two nominations ”“ Achievement in Directing for P S Vinothraj, and Achievement in Cinematography for Vignesh Kumulai and Jeya Parthiban. This remarkable film, a stunning debut inspired by events in the director’s life, won the Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year.

 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum ”“ Nov 11-16

The APSA Ceremony on November 11 will also launch the 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum, an action-packed six-day program of industry-led networking opportunities, designed to facilitate relationships and collaborations between filmmakers across Asia Pacific.

Like the ceremony, the forum will take place both in-person and virtually, with many nominees and APSA Academy Members participating from around the globe. Full program and registration here:

All sessions are presented in English language. All session times AEST. Registration fee for Asia, Russia, and other Pacific territories:

Forum pass $30 AUD (10 Forum events)

Single session $5 AUD

Chair of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy Tracey Vieira, says, “The Asia Pacific Screen Academy is incredibly proud to present the 14th Awards Ceremony in 2021 with the full complement of Award categories, our special awards in collaboration with founding partners UNESCO and FIAPF, and the Academy-specific initiatives with the MPA and APSL.

 APSA continues to identify, support and amplify the careers of emerging storytellers throughout Asia Pacific, with 18 of the 38 nominated films by first or second feature directors, and the annual presentation of the Young Cinema Award in partnership with NETPAC and GFS.

 And perhaps most importantly, APSA continues to honour and respect the many cultures of this richly diverse region as represented through cinematic excellence.

In 2021, the APSA International Nominations Council considered films in APSA competition from 43 Asia Pacific countries and areas, and we are thrilled to see the first nomination for a film from Vietnam with cinematographer Nguyá»…n Vinh Phúc nominated for his work in LÊ Bảo’s Taste (Vị).

 My sincere thanks to the 2021 APSA International Nominations Council, headed once again by the eminent Professor Hong-Joon Kim for your outstanding work with this most difficult task.”

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, “As Mayor, I’ve replaced the red carpet with a gold carpet as we roll out the welcome mat for these awards and the amazing talent that supports the industry.’’

14th ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS ”“ FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE FILM

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Islamic Republic of Iran, France

Directed by Asghar FARHADI

Produced by Asghar FARHADI, Alexandre MALLET-GUY

A Night of Knowing Nothing

India, France

Directed by Payal KAPADIA

Produced by Thomas HAKIM, Julien GRAFF, Ranabir DAS

 Drive My Car

Japan

Directed by Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI

Produced by Teruhisa YAMAMOTO

The Pencil (Prostoy karandash)

Russian Federation

Directed by Natalya NAZAROVA

Produced by Maxim DASHKIN, Anna VON DZIEMBOWSKA, Boris FRUMIN, Danil FERBIKOV, Denis KOVALEVSKIY

There is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad)

Islamic Republic of Iran, Czech Republic, Germany

Directed by Mohammad RASOULOF

Produced by Mohammad RASOULOF, Kaveh FARNAM, Farzad PAK

BEST YOUTH FEATURE FILM

Brother’s Keeper (Okul Tıraşı)

Turkey, Romania

Directed by Ferit KARAHAN

Produced by Kanat DOÄžRAMACI

Moving On (Nam-mae-wui Yeo-reum-bam)

Republic of Korea

Directed by YOON Dan-bi

Produced by YOON Dan-bi, KIM Gi-hyeon

Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr)

Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

Directed by Shahad AMEEN

Produced by R Paul MILLER, Stephen STRACHAN, Rula NASSER

Voices in the Wind (Kaze no Denwa)

Japan

Directed by Nobuhiro SUWA

Produced by Eiji IZUMI

When Pomegranates Howl

Afghanistan, Australia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Netherlands

Directed by Granaz MOUSSAVI

Produced by Granaz MOUSSAVI, Baheer WARDAK, Marzieh VAFAMEHR, Christine WILLIAMS

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Beauty Water (Gigigoegoe Seonghyeongsu)

Republic of Korea

Directed by CHO Kyung-hun

Produced by JEON Byung-jin

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Gyoko no Nikuko-chan)

Japan

Directed by Ayumu WATANABE

Produced by Sanma AKASHIYA, Eiko TANAKA, Shu KAMIGASO, Mitsugu YAMADA

The Knight and The Princess

Saudi Arabia, Egypt

Directed by Bashir EL DEEK, Ibrahim MOUSA

Produced by Alabbas BIN ALABBAS

The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks (Nos ili zagovor netakikh)

Russian Federation

Directed by Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY

Produced by Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY

Where is Anne Frank

Belgium

Directed by Ari FOLMAN

Produced by Jani THILTGES, Yves KUGELMANN, Ari FOLMAN, Alexander RODNYANSKY

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

Gorbachev. Heaven

Latvia, Czech Republic

Directed by Vitaly MANSKY

Produced by Natalia MANSKAIA, Filip REMUNDA, Vít KLUSÁK

Miguel’s War (Aanaf Hob)

Lebanon, Spain, Germany

Directed by Eliane RAHEB

Produced by Eliane RAHEB

Sabaya

Sweden

Directed by Hogir HIRORI

Produced by Antonio RUSSO MERENDA, Hogir HIRORI

The Devil’s Drivers

Lebanon, Qatar, France, Germany

Directed by Mohammed ABUGETH, Daniel CARSENTY

Produced by Daniel CARSENTY, Felix BLUM

Writing With Fire

India

Directed by Rintu THOMAS, Sushmit GHOSH

Produced by Sushmit GHOSH, Rintu THOMAS

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Asghar FARHADI for A Hero (Ghahreman)

Islamic Republic of Iran, France

Dea KULUMBEGASHVILI for Beginning (Dasatskisi)

Georgia, France

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI for Drive My Car

Japan

P S VINOTHRAJ for Pebbles (Koozhangal)

India

Kamila ANDINI for Yuni

Indonesia, Singapore, France

BEST SCREENPLAY

Asghar FARHADI for A Hero (Ghahreman)

Islamic Republic of Iran

Nasim AHMADPOUR, Shahram MOKRI for Careless Crime (Jenayat-e bi deghat)

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI, OE Takamasa for Drive My Car

Japan

Dana IDISIS for Here We Are (Hine Anachnu)

Israel, Italy

Asif RUSTAMOV, Roelof Jan MINNEBOO, Ilgar NAJAF for Sughra’s Sons

Azerbaijan, France, Germany

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

FENG Yuchao Robbin for A New Old Play (Jiao ma tang hui)

Hong Kong, France

Phuttiphong AROONPHENG for Anatomy of Time (Wela)

Thailand, Singapore, France, Netherlands

Vignesh KUMULAI, Che PARTHIBAN for Pebbles (Koozhangal)

India

NGUYỄN Vinh Phúc for Taste (Vị)

Vietnam, Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany

Akiko ASHIZAWA for Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas)

Indonesia, Singapore, Germany

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Alena YIV for Asia

Israel

Azmeri HAQUE BADHON for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)

Bangladesh, Qatar, Singapore

Valentina ROMANOVA-CHYSKYYRAY for Scarecrow (Pugalo)

Russian Federation

Leah PURCELL for The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Australia

Essie DAVIS for The Justice of Bunny King

New Zealand

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Amir JADIDI for A Hero (Ghahreman)

Islamic Republic of Iran, France

Levan TEDIASHVILI for Brighton 4th

Georgia, Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Monaco, United States of America

Hidetoshi NISHIJIMA for Drive My Car

Japan

Merab NINIDZE for House Arrest (Delo)

Russian Federation

Caleb LANDRY JONES for Nitram

Australia

Further Awards to be announced

CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF UNESCO

 YOUNG CINEMA AWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETPAC AND GFS

The Young Cinema Award in partnership with NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and Griffith Film School (GFS) recognises the abundant emerging talent of the Asia Pacific.

FIAPF AWARD

Determined by FIAPF”“International Federation of Film Producers Associations for outstanding achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Recipients x 4

ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN ACADEMY & ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy proudly presents the region’s highest accolade in film, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Established in 2007, APSA ignites and honours the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world’s film output. 

APSA and its Academy is committed to its ongoing global partnerships with UNESCO, FIAPF, the European Film Academy (EFA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano, NETPAC (the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), the Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSL) and Griffith Film School.

 All APSA nominees, Nominations Councils Jury members are inducted into the prestigious APSA Academy presided over by Australian screen legend Jack Thompson AM PhD. The Academy boasts over 1,300 of the region’s leading filmmakers and provides exclusive networking, development and funding opportunities available to Academy members through the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, and Academy mentoring opportunities for the next generation of Asia Pacific filmmakers through the Asia Pacific Screen Lab.

www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/about-academy

ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN FORUM

Launched in 2019, the Asia Pacific Screen Forum presents an action-packed program of industry-led networking opportunities, designed to facilitate relationships and collaborations between filmmakers across Asia Pacific. Providing fertile creative ground for APSA nominees and guests to strengthen their connections, the program is open to all industry professionals, providing an unprecedented opportunity to meet and learn from filmmakers from right across the region.

In 2021 the Forum will inspire new connections and models of filmmaking under the theme The Influence of Production on Story. This topic will be explored through a series panel discussion and interactive case studies. The forum will also feature in-conversations, screenings, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings and mentorships across Asia Pacific.

The Asia Pacific Screen Forum Steering Committee is crafting a diverse and accessible program with industry at its core. Facilitated by Tracey Vieira, Chair of the APSA Academy and Chief Content Officer of Emmy™ Award production house Hoodlum the Committee is comprised of Loani Arman (Australia), Jo Dillon (Australia), Stephen Jenner (Singapore), Bali Padda (Australia), Bina Paul (India), Debra Richards (Australia), Bain Stewart (Australia), Pearl Tan (Australia), Lorna Tee (Malaysia), Herman Van Eyken (Australia), Jaclyn McLendon (Australia).

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