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…
Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2013
Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies at the early age of 17. He has written and directed eight short films including G-23 (2005), Grandma (2007) and Haze (2008). Grandma was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded a Special Mention, the first time a Singapore film was awarded in Cannes. Chen is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and Golden Horse Film Academy. In 2009, he was accorded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore. In 2010, he completed his Masters in Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, UK Ilo Ilo (2013) marks his feature film debut.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.