Indian films to compete for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Four Indian films – Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya, Monsoon Shootout, The Lunchbox and Menstrual Man have been nominated in various categories of the seventh edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

The nominations were announced on Tuesday by Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox has been nominated in the best screenplay category while Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya, produced by Children’s Film Society, India, has been nominated in the best animated feature film section.

Rajeev Ravi’s Monsoon Shootout stands a chance to win in the achievement in cinematography category and Menstrual Man by Amit Virmani and Seah Kui Luan in the best documentary feature film section. For the first time, films from Bangladesh, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have also been nominated for APSA.

The six films that will compete for the best feature film award are Omar (Palestine), Le Passé (The Past, France, Italy), Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son, Japan), Bangladesh’s first APSA nomination Television, anthology film The Turning (Australia) and With You, Without You (Sri Lanka).

The awards ceremony will be held on Dec 12.

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