Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2019

Nomination Detail

Saurabh Monga was born in India where he also spent his childhood before leaving to complete his higher studies in the United States. He then returned to India, where he studied cinema and worked in the film industry. After working on various camera crews in feature films, commercials and documentaries, Saurabh made his way to Latin America, where he graduated in Cinematography from the International Film and Television School, San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. He has served as Director of Photography on several short films including Anfibio (2014) (which screened at the Cannes Film Festival), La Carga (2015) (winner of Best Documentary Short at the Malaga Film Festival) and Tiznao (2015). His first feature was The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain (2019) and he was nominated for an APSA for Achievement in Cinematography. He is also an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents, 2017, and is currently based between Latin America and India.


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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