Nora Aunor is competing once again in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. For the 8th edition of the APSA, the Superstar is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her film Hustisya.
The indie film Dagitab, written and directed by Giancarlo Abrahan, is nominated in the Best Screenplay category. Also known as Sparks, this indie film is topbilled by Nonie Buencamino and Eula Valdes.
These two entries from the Philippines are among the nominees competing in the 8th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards that will be held on December 11 in Queensland, Australia.
Other nominees in the Best Actress category are Israel's Ronit Elkabetz for Gett The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, China's Lu Zhong for Red Amnesia, Hong Kong's Tang Wei for The Golden Era and Iran's Merila Zareie for Track 143.
The other contenders for the Best Screenplay category are the films 28 (from Sri Lanka), Angels of Revolution (from Russia), Melbourne (from Iran), and Memories on Stone (from Kurdistan).
Both Hustisya and Dagitab were entries to the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
In December 2012, Nora bagged the Best Actress plum for Thy Womb while Brillante Mendoza also earned the Best Director award for the same film.
(Read: Superstar Nora Aunor and Thy Womb director Brilliante Mendoza win at the 6th Asia-Pacific Screen Awards)
Nonie Buencamino and Eula Valdes, lead stars of Dagitab