Born in 1984 in Kazakhstan, Emir Baigazin graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in 2009. In 2008, Baigazin participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. His debut feature, Harmony Lessons (2013), later premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and won a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. It also won a High Commendation from APSA for Achievement in Directing. He followed with The Wounded Angel (2016) and The River (2018), the final film in a trilogy. Baigazin was a recipient of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund in 2016 with The River and it recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Horizons Award for Best Director.

Accolades

Emir Baigazin
Achievement in Directing, 2018

Emir Baigazin

The River (Ozen)
Achievement in Directing, 2018

Emir Baigazin

The River (Ozen)

Born in 1984 in Kazakhstan, Emir Baigazin graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in 2009. In 2008, Baigazin participated in the Berlinale Talent…

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Emir Baigazin
Achievement in Directing, 2013

Emir Baigazin

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)
Achievement in Directing, 2013

Emir Baigazin

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)

Born in 1984 in Kazakhstan, Emir Baigazin graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in 2009. In 2007, his project Steppe was selected for…

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Films

The River
2018

The River (Ozen)

Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland
2018

The River (Ozen)

A family lives in a tiny Kazakh village. The oldest child, Aslan, is 13 and his four brothers grow up regarding him with admiration. Kind…

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Harmony Lessons
2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)

Germany, France, Kazakhstan
2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)

Harmony Lessons is set in a small Kazakhstan village, where Aslan, a thirteen-year-old boy living with his grandmother is a diligent student, bullied by an…

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