BAPFF films nominated for an APSA


This year BAPFF presents 34 Asia Pacific Screen Award-nominated films over the 11 days of the film festival.

It is a unique opportunity for Brisbane audience to watch these remarkable works from the region.

Nominated films for the November 26 awards include The Idol (Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Netherlands), which opened this year’s festival with is Australian premiere last week. The Assassin (Taiwan) took out Best Director at Cannes this year and has been nominated at APSA for Best Feature Film, while Director Hou Hsiao-hsien and Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing are nominated respectively for their achievement on the film.

Nominees for Best Performance by an Actor include Korean actor Jung Jae-young who gave a natural and strong performance in Hong Sang-soo’s Right Now, Wrong Then. With subtle nuances as he plays out two different scenarios of a fleeting romance, Jung scooped the Best Actor award at this year’s Locarno International Film Festival. Jung will be in attendance at the screening on Wednesday 25 November.

Other BAPFF films have received nominations for awards including Best Performance by an Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Youth Feature Film, Best Animation and Best Documentary. To identify APSA nominated films, look out for the APSA laurels in the films’ entries, or the APSA star on the screening schedule.

Here is the full list of BAPFF films nominated for 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

You can view the full list of nominated films at the APSA website here

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