Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021

Nomination Detail

Renowned Iranian writer/director/producer Asghar Farhadi who has received two Academy Awards and three APSA awards for his films. His first three feature films Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004) and Fireworks Wednesday (2006) all won multiple awards at festivals around the world. In 2009, About Elly 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. It was in 2011 that Farhadi received global acclaim with A Separation, winning Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and over 70 international awards, including the 2011 APSA Best Feature Film, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the César for Best Foreign Film. The Past premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was Iran’s official entry into the 2014 Academy Awards®. The Salesman (2016), was his second film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and his next feature Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His latest feature, A Hero, won the Grand Prix and Francois Chalais Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021.


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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