Guwahati, January 14: National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das has been nominated in the category for ‘Best New Director’ for her film Bulbul Can Sing at the 13th Asian Film Awards 2019.
The other nominees for the award include Yeo Siew Hua for A Land Imagined, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng for Mantra Ray, Shinichiro Ueda for One Cut of the Dead, Oliver Chan Siu-kuen for Still Human and Bai Xue for The Crossing.
The award ceremony will be held on March 16, in Hong Kong, China.
Rima’s Village Rockstars was India’s official entry to the Oscars but it did not make to list of the nine shortlisted movies in the best foreign language film category.
The Asian Film Awards are presented annually by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society to recognize the excellence of the film professionals in the film industries of Asian cinema.