Berlin and Cannes film festival award winners A Separation and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia head the list of nominees for this year's Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Asghar Farhadi's A Separation is a wrenching drama from Iran about a family who must decide between bettering their life abroad or caring for a parent with Alzheimer's; while Nuri Blige Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a Turkish-language is a murder-mystery about a group of men charged with retrieving a body from the mountains.
Both films are their respective countries nominees for next year's foreign language Oscar.
Also nominated for the APSA best film award are Let the Bullets Fly from China, Goodbye from Iran and Wedding Planners from India.
Amongst the Australian nominees are Judy Davis for Eye of the Storm and current box-office sensation Red Dog in the children's section.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an initiative of the Queensland government to promote the cinema of the Asia-Pacific to a global audience.
Winners are determined by an international jury and films are judged on cinematic excellence and their degree to which they embrace their cultural origins.
The winners of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced on November 24 and webcast live through:
The fill list of 2011 nominees is at: http://www.asiapacificscreenacademy.com/?page_id=77