Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2019

Nomination Detail

Adilkhan Yerzhanov is one of Kazakhstan’s foremost filmmakers. In 1999, he received accolades for the first ever Kazakh animation series Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan-Sulu. He was the recipient of the APSA NETPAC Development Prize for emerging talent in 2013 for Constructors (Stroiteli). He has made several shorts and features, among which The Owners (2014), which premiered at Cannes, was nominated for the APSA for Best Feature Film, and was subsequently screened and awarded at international film festivals. The Plague at the Karatas Village (2016), had its world premiere at IFF Rotterdam where it won the NETPAC Award. In 2017, he sat on the APSA International Jury and was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film at the 2018 APSA Ceremony for The Gentle Indifference of the World. In 2019, he received his first APSA nomination for Achievement in Directing for A Dark, Dark Man.

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.

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