The five films nominated for Best Feature Film are “Khers” (aka “Bear” — Islamic Republic of Iran), “Tepenin Ardi” (aka “Beyond the Hill” — Turkey, Greece), “Orda” (aka “The Horde” — Russian Federation), “Bumchoiwaui Junjaeng” (aka “Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time” — Republic of Korea) and “Wu Xia” (aka “Hong Kong” — People’s Republic of China).
An unprecedented total of 264 films were entered in this year’s competition. Asia Pacific countries and areas represented by the nominated films are Australia, Hong Kong (PRC), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Taiwan and Turkey. Seven of the 2012 nominees are already members of the rapidly expanding APSA Academy.
All winners in the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 23 in Brisbane, Australia.
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