To borrow a line from the Hong Kong hit film Running on Karma: 'everything happens for a reason'. And as the Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong yesterday announced the three local films to be shown at the Asia Pacific Film Festival it seemed the old adage had rung true. Running on Karma, One Nite in Mongkok and Infernal Affairs II were nominated to be screened at the prestigious awards ceremony in Fukuoka, Japan in September. Federation chairman Crucindo Hung said Running on Karma had also been selected as the Hong Kong representative for the foreign-language film section for the next Annual Academy Awards. Andy Lau Tak-wah, who plays a former Buddhist monk turned bodybuilder in the film with the special gift of being able to see into people's past lives, yesterday welcomed the nominations. 'We are very thankful and grateful to have been nominated for both awards [ceremonies],' he said. The directors of the three nominated films said they hoped to pick up awards next month.