Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2017
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Nomination Detail

Mindia Esadze is a highly-regarded cinematographer whose body of work also includes 2017 APSA nominee, Dedé. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, he shot Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President (2014), which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, and which garnered an APSA nomination for Mikheil Gomiashvili’s performance. He also lensed Keep Smiling (2012) which won the Don Quixote Award at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Best Film at Napoli Film Festival and was nominated for the Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Most recently, Mindia lensed as well as produced Month as a Day (2016), which won the top award at Tblisi International Film Festival.


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