Sri Lanka Mahendra Perera is a successful Sri Lankan actor celebrating twenty years in the industry. Two of his earliest roles were in films by…
Islamic Republic of Iran Actor Navid Mohammadzadeh made his big screen debut just last year in Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker (2013), which won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
He has since appeared in Hooman Seyedi’s feature debut, the coming of age story 13 (2014), winner of the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival.
I’m Not Angry! (2014), from writer/director Reza Dormishian, is his first feature film lead role. The film screened earlier this year in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival.
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.