Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain has been selected as a juror of the upcoming Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Rubaiyat will attend APSA as a member of the Youth, Animation, Documentary International jury.
The jury will be comprised of Rubaiyat, Mitzi Goldman, documentarian and a founder and CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation, and Luke Hetherington, executive in charge at LucasFilm’s VFX and Animation Studio, Industrial Light & Magic, based in Singapore.
The 12th edition of APSA will be held on November 29 in Brisbane, Australia. Four international juries will determine the winners from the 46 films from 22 countries and areas of the region nominated for an APSA, the region’s highest accolade in film.
Rubaiyat made her directorial debut in 2011 with the film Meherjaan. Her second film Under Construction was released in 2015.
She has finished filming of her upcoming third film Made in Bangladesh. The film glorifies the strength and success of the working women in apparel industry.
The script of the film was awarded Arte International cash prize at Switzerland-based Locarno Film Festival’s Open Door’s Hub in 2017.
The film was shot in different locations in Dhaka and Gazipur.
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