Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2013
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Nomination Detail

Three time APSA winner Asghar Farhadi has directed six short films and has written and directed two television series as well as many feature films including Dancing in the Dust(2003), Beautiful City (2004) and Fireworks Wednesday (2006). About Elly (2009) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival, Best Film at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as Best Screenplay and the Jury Grand Prize at APSA 2009. A Separation (2011) received over 70 international awards, including the 2011 APSA Best Feature Film, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the César for Best Foreign Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Past premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and is Iran’s official entry into the 2014 Academy Awards®.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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