Lav Diaz nominated for Asian Film Award

MANILA, Philippines – Filmmaker Lav Diaz is among the 2015 Asian Film Awards nominees, announced Wednesday, February 25. 

Diaz is nominated for Best Director for his film Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before), which tells the story of a small village in the Philippines at the time right before then President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972.


Here is the full list of nominees:

Best film 

Best director 

Best actor

Best actress 

Best newcomer

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Screenwriter

Best Cinematographer

Best Production Designer

Best Composer

Best Editor

Best Visual Effects

Best Costume Designer

Diaz’s film has since been screened locally and in different film festivals around the world, like the Singapore Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, to name a few. It also received the Golden Leopard prize at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland in August 2014.

Diaz also received critical acclaim for another film Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Norte, End of History). It was the Filipino entry to the 2015 Oscars Best Foreign Language Film category.


The Asian Film Awards ceremony will take place at The Venetian Macau on Wednesday, March 25. –