11 October 2012 6:37 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The nominees for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa) have been announced with 34 films nominated from 18 countries in the region. A record number of 264 films were entered this year.

Acclaimed Australian producer Jan Chapman will head a six-member trans-national jury which will decide the winner of Best Feature Film along with winners of five major craft awards, the Screen International Jury Grand Prize and the Unesco Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity in film.

The nominees for Best Feature Film include: Khers (Bear, Islamic Republic of Iran), Tepenin Ardi (Beyond the Hill, Turkey, Greece), Orda (The Horde, Russian Federation), Bumchoiwaui Junjaeng (Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, Republic of Korea) and Wu Xia (Hong Kong (Prc)).

The winners of Best Children.s Feature Film, Best Animated Feature Film and Documentary will be decided by Apsa Academy members.

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