Thursday, February 26, 2015


                                    Film India Worldwide
                                     congratulates the makers of
                 'Haider', 'Margarita with a Straw' and 'Court'

                   28th Tokyo International Film Festival
                                                       October 22 to October 31, 2015

In 2014, the Tokyo International Film Festival became a partner of the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA),  along with the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, to promote develop and enrich Asian Cinema.  

The AFAA, in 2007, introduced the Asian Film Awards to highlight the best in Asian cinema to the world and  promote Asian film culture both regionally and internationally.

The nominees for the 2015 Asian Film Awards were announced by the Tokyo International Film Festival at a press conference held on February 25, 2015. 

Still from 'Haider'
42 films from 8 countries and regions received a total 74 nominations.
From India, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider has received four nominations, in the categories of Best Film,  Best Director, Best Production Designer (Subrat Chakraborty and Amit Ray) and Tabassum Hashmi  (Tabu) for Best Supporting Actress. Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court has been nominated for Best Screenwriter. Shonali Bose’s Margarita with a Straw has received two nominations, one for Best Composer (Mikey Mccleary) and the second is Kalki  Koechlin for Best Actress.

Still from 'Margarita with a Straw'
In a parallel announcement, the AFAA revealed that internationally acclaimed film director and producer Ms. Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting is this year’s AFA Jury President, while established leading man Mr. Aaron Kwok Fu-shing will serve as a Celebrity Jury member.
Still from 'Court'



Please find the links for the Nomination List 
and further information. 
http://2015.tiff-jp.net/en/press/pressrelease.html






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