Thursday, December 6, 2012
ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS 2012
ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS
23 November 2012
We were invited to celebrate Asia Pacific's Highest Accolade in Film
at QPAC Playhouse
The award ceremony began with Ryuichi Sakamoto's hit Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
watch video here
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURED FILM
In My Mother's Arms
In My Mother's Arms follows several children who live and study in the same room of a small rented house. These are forgotten children whose parents have been killed or kidnapped. They have no one to support them but Husham, a student who works tirelessly to protect them from the dangers of the streets of Baghdad. The landlord demands they vacate his house and now the only sanctuary these children have ever known is about to be lost. The film was shot in 2010: the future of the orphanage has yet to be resolved.
BEST CHILDREN'S FEATURED FILM
Laut Bercermin (The Mirror Never Lies)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURED FILM
Momo e no Tegami (A Letter to Momo)
Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children and learning their routines and customs. However, it's not long before several bizarre occurrences crop up around the previously tranquil island. Orchards are found ransacked, prized trinkets start disappearing and, worst of all, each morning after her mother leaves for work, Momo hears strange mumblings coming from the attic of their home. Annoyed by these creepy goings-on and her mother's refusal to believe them, Momo embarks on a strange and supernatural adventure to discover the source of the mischief, which leads her to a trio of troublesome imps: the flatulent lizard Kawa, the childlike Mame and their hulking ogre leader Iwa. Momo also learns that her visit to the island is in some way connected to her father's mysterious letter.
for Tepenin Ardi (Beyond the Hill)
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
for Fasle Kargadan (Rhino Season)
Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a 30-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over 20 years.
WINNER FIAPF AWARD
Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor, based in Tokyo and New York.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
for Sinapupunan (Thy Womb)
Nora "Guy" Aunor (born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor on May 21, 1953) is a multi-awarded Filipina actress, singer, & producer. Aunor has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is regarded as the "Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry".
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
for Bumchoiwaui Junjaeng (Nameless Gangster: Rules of The Time)
Choi Min-sik (born January 22, 1962) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his critically acclaimed role in Oldboy.Together with Song Kang-ho and Sol Kyung-gu, Choi is considered both domestically and on the global scene as among the very top echelon of Korean actors in terms of presence and talent.
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
for Sinapupunan (Thy Womb)
Brillante Mendoza (born July 30, 1960) is a Filipino film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas. He has directed sixteen films since 2005.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL JURY GRAND PRIZE
Anurag Kashyap and Cho Min-Soo
Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Bombay bombings, followed by No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009) Gulaal (2009) That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya (1998) and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water (2005).
Jo Min-su (조민수) (born January 29, 1965 in Seoul) is a South Korean actress best known for her award-winning turn in the Kim Ki-duk film Pieța.
BEST FEATURED FILM
Tepenin Ardi (Beyond the Hill)
watch video here
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