Timofey Lobov and Pyotr Dukhovskoi
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Timofey Lobov and Pyotr Dukhovskoi

The Bottomless Bag (Meshok Bez Dna)
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Timofey Lobov and Pyotr Dukhovskoi

The Bottomless Bag (Meshok Bez Dna)

Timofey Lobov graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography, VGIK, in 2011, under the tutelage of the late great cinematographer Vadim Yousov. He was…

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Lyu Songye
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Lyu Songye

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Lyu Songye

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)

Known for his ‘obsession with light’, Lyu Songye was born and raised in Hulun Buir, China. He graduated from St Petersburg State University of Film…

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Mindia Esadze
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Mindia Esadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Mindia Esadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)

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…

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Shehnad Jalal
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Shehnad Jalal

Lady of the Lake (Loktak Lairembee)
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Shehnad Jalal

Lady of the Lake (Loktak Lairembee)

In 2005, Shehnad Jalal graduated from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata, India, with a three-year Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography. He…

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Warwick Thornton and Dylan River
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Warwick Thornton and Dylan River

Sweet Country
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Warwick Thornton and Dylan River

Sweet Country

Warwick Thornton gained international recognition when his feature film debut Samson and Delilah (2009), which he wrote, directed and shot, won the Cannes Film Festival’s…

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Andrey Zvyagintsev
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Loveless (Nelyubov)
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Loveless (Nelyubov)
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Ana Urushadze
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Ana Urushadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Ana Urushadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)

Ana Urushadze hails from Georgia and was born in Tblisi in 1990 and graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Georgia State Film University (TAFU)…

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Kore-eda Hirokazu
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Kore-eda Hirokazu

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Kore-eda Hirokazu

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)

Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s most highly regarded auteurs. His directorial debut Maborosi (1995) won the 52nd Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Osella Prize.…

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Mouly Surya
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Mouly Surya

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak)
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Mouly Surya

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak)

Mouly Surya is a Jakarta-based filmmaker who is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and…

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Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sexy Durga
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sexy Durga

Based in Kerala, India, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is a Zoology and Law graduate who moved into the world of independent cinema in 2001. He co-formed…

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Abbas Kiarostami
Artistic Acknowledgement, 2017

Abbas Kiarostami

24 Frames
Artistic Acknowledgement, 2017

Abbas Kiarostami

24 Frames

For his remarkable vision, the International Nomination Council commends Abbas Kiarostami with a special Artistic Acknowledgement, and the APSA Academy confers a posthumous Academy membership on…

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Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Rosie Ming is a young Canadian poet who lives at home with her over-protective Chinese immigrant grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. The…

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