Amir Jadidi
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Amir Jadidi

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Amir Jadidi

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Amir Jadidi (Born June 21, 1984) is an Iranian theater and film actor. Jadidi holds a bachelor degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in MBA. Beside…

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Caleb Landry Jones
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Caleb Landry Jones

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Caleb Landry Jones

Nitram

Named one of “Ten Actors to Watch” by both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Landry Jones recently received critical acclaim this year for his work…

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Hidetoshi Nishijima
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Hidetoshi Nishijima

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Hidetoshi Nishijima

Drive My Car

In 1999 Nishijima’s first lead role in License to Live brought him the Best Actor Award at Japan Professional Awards. Nishijima also starred in Dolls,…

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Levan Tediashvili
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Levan Tediashvili

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Levan Tediashvili

Brighton 4th

Levan Tediashvili (born in 1948) is a non-professional actor and a former Soviet (Georgian) wrestler and Olympic champion in Freestyle wrestling (1972, 1976). A five-time…

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Merab Ninidze
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Merab Ninidze

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Merab Ninidze

House Arrest (Delo)
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Alena Yiv
Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Alena Yiv

Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Alena Yiv

Asia
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Azmeri Haque Badhon
Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Azmeri Haque Badhon

Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Azmeri Haque Badhon

Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor )

Azmeri Haque Badhon is a well-known model and television actress in Bangladesh whose career took off after winning the runner-up prize in a popular beauty…

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Essie Davis
Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Essie Davis

Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Essie Davis

The Justice of Bunny King

Multi-award-winning performer Essie Davis is known for her versatility, from her ‘unforgettable’ performance in The Babadook to her key role of ‘Lady Crane’ in series…

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Leah Purcell
Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Leah Purcell

Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Leah Purcell

The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Leah Purcell is an acclaimed Australian writer, director and actor. Leah’s play, ‘The Drover’s Wife’ (in which she also played the titular role), premiered at…

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Valentina Romanova-Chyskyyray
Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Valentina Romanova-Chyskyyray

Best Performance by an Actress, 2021

Valentina Romanova-Chyskyyray

Scarecrow (Pugalo)

Valentina Romanova-Chyskyyray was born in the village of Mindagai, Churapchinsky District, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), surrounded by nature and a rich musical and storytelling culture.…

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Cho Kyung-hun and Jeon Byung-jin
Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Beauty Water (Gigigoegoe Seonghyeongsu)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Beauty Water (Gigigoegoe Seonghyeongsu)

With Beauty water, you can be a beauty within 20 minutes. However, as the saying goes, easy come, easy go…Yaeji, who is neglected by the…

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Ayumu Watanabe and Sanma Akashiya and Eiko Tanaka and Shu Kamigaso and Mitsugu Yamada
Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Gyoko no Nikuko-chan)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Gyoko no Nikuko-chan)

The unconventional family of a not-so-ordinary mother-and-daughter pair who live their lives to the fullest. Easy-going, cheerful, passionate and always ready to eat something delicious,…

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Bashir El Deek and Ibrahim Mousa and Alabbas Bin Alabbas
Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

The Knight and The Princess

Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

The Knight and The Princess

Inspired by a true 7th century warrior, the plot follows young adventurer Mohammed Bin Alkassim with a fictional twist. At the age of 15, he…

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Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks (Nos ili zagovor netakikh)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks (Nos ili zagovor netakikh)

The film is based on two greatest creations of the Russian genius. A short story “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol. And an Opera “The Nose”…

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Ari Folman and Jani Thiltges and Yves Kugelmann and Alexander Rodnyansky
Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Where is Anne Frank

Best Animated Feature Film, 2021

Where is Anne Frank

Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend to whom Anne devoted her diary, magically comes to life in present-day Amsterdam. Kitty sets out on a relentless quest…

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Akiko Ashizawa
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Akiko Ashizawa

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Akiko Ashizawa

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas)

Akiko Ashizawa was born in Tokyo. She made a movie with 8mm film when she was a university student; an experience that led her to…

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Feng Yuchao Robbin
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Feng Yuchao Robbin

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Feng Yuchao Robbin

A New Old Play (Jiao ma tang hui)

From a small seaside city in Southern China to the streets of New York City and currently based in Beijing, Yuchao “Robbin” Feng, with an…

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Nguyễn Vinh Phúc
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Nguyễn Vinh Phúc

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Nguyễn Vinh Phúc

Taste (Vị)
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Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Anatomy of Time (Wela)

Filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University.  His accomplished work as a cinematographer includes the films Vanishing Point (dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong), The Island…

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Vignesh Kumulai and Che Parthiban
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Vignesh Kumulai and Che Parthiban

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Vignesh Kumulai and Che Parthiban

Pebbles (Koozhangal)
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Asghar Farhadi
Achievement in Directing, 2021

Asghar Farhadi

Achievement in Directing, 2021

Asghar Farhadi

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Renowned Iranian writer/director/producer Asghar Farhadi who has received two Academy Awards and three APSA awards for his films. His first three feature films Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful…

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Dea Kulumbegashvili
Achievement in Directing, 2021

Dea Kulumbegashvili

Achievement in Directing, 2021

Dea Kulumbegashvili

Beginning (Dasatskisi)

Dea Kulumbegashvili is a Georgian writer/director based in Tbilisi. Her debut short film Invisible Spaces was nominated for a Palme d’Or du Court Métrage at…

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Kamila Andini
Achievement in Directing, 2021

Kamila Andini

Achievement in Directing, 2021

Kamila Andini

Yuni

Kamila Andini is a mother and filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally a diver and a photographer, she studied Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin…

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P S Vinothraj
Achievement in Directing, 2021

P S Vinothraj

Achievement in Directing, 2021

P S Vinothraj

Pebbles (Koozhangal)

P S Vinothraj is a filmmaker hailing from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Owing to poverty, he dropped out of school when he was in fourth…

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Achievement in Directing, 2021

Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Achievement in Directing, 2021

Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Drive My Car

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Hamaguchi worked in the film industry for a few years before entering the graduate film program at the…

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Vitaly Mansky and Natalia Manskaia and Filip Remunda and Vit Klusák
Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Gorbachev. Heaven

Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Gorbachev. Heaven

GORBACHEV. HEAVEN is a documentary film about changes that reverberated throughout the world that were wrought by one man. A film summing-up the life of…

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Eliane Raheb
Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Miguel’s War (Aanaf Hob)

Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Miguel’s War (Aanaf Hob)

For 37 years, Miguel has been living as an exiled gay man in Spain and has become a successful conference interpreter. It is only now…

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Hogir Hirori and Antonio Russo Merenda
Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Sabaya

Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Sabaya

With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held…

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Mohammed Abugeth and Daniel Carsenty and Felix Blum
Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

The Devil’s Drivers

Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

The Devil’s Drivers

Chased by the army, a human trafficker crosses the border on a daily basis. An intimate yet harrowing portrait – shot over the course of…

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Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Feature Film, 2021

Writing With Fire

In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists…

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Asghar Farhadi and Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Best Feature Film, 2021

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Best Feature Film, 2021

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Rahim is in prison because he was unable to pay a debt. During a two- day leave of absence from prison, he attempts to have…

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Payal Kapadia and Thomas Hakim and Julien Graff and Ranabir Das
Best Feature Film, 2021

A Night of Knowing Nothing

Best Feature Film, 2021

A Night of Knowing Nothing

L, a university student in India, writes letters to her estranged lover, while he is away. Through these letters, we get a glimpse into the…

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Teruhisa Yamamoto
Best Feature Film, 2021

Drive My Car

Best Feature Film, 2021

Drive My Car

Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. However, Oto suddenly dies after leaving behind…

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Natalya Nazarova and Maxim Dashkin and Anna Von Dziembowska and Boris Frumin and Danil Ferbikov and Denis Kovalevskiy
Best Feature Film, 2021

The Pencil (Prostoy karandash)

Best Feature Film, 2021

The Pencil (Prostoy karandash)

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. She starts teaching art in a…

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Mohammad Rasoulof and Kaveh Farnam and Farzad Pak
Best Feature Film, 2021

There is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad)

Best Feature Film, 2021

There is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad)

Every country that enforces the death penalty needs people to kill other people. Four men are put in front of an unthinkable but simple choice.…

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Asghar Farhadi
Best Screenplay, 2021

Asghar Farhadi

Best Screenplay, 2021

Asghar Farhadi

A Hero (Ghahreman)

Renowned Iranian writer/director/producer Asghar Farhadi who has received two Academy Awards and three APSA awards for his films. His first three feature films Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful…

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Asif Rustamov and Roelof Jan Minneboo and Ilgar Najaf
Best Screenplay, 2021

Asif Rustamov and Roelof Jan Minneboo and Ilgar Najaf

Best Screenplay, 2021

Asif Rustamov and Roelof Jan Minneboo and Ilgar Najaf

Sughra’s Sons

Asif Rustamov was born in 1975 in Baku (Azerbaijan) and studied at the private Economic University (1992-1995) and Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art…

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Dana Idisis
Best Screenplay, 2021

Dana Idisis

Best Screenplay, 2021

Dana Idisis

Here We Are (Hine Anachnu)

Dana Idisis wrote and co-created On the Spectrum together with Yuval Shafferman. The show premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won several international awards, including…

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Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri
Best Screenplay, 2021

Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri

Best Screenplay, 2021

Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri

Careless Crime (Jenayat-e bi deghat)

Nasim Ahmadpour is a theatre director, dramatist and screenwriter. After gaining a B.A. in dramatic literature from Tehran’s University of Arts, she set up her own…

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe
Best Screenplay, 2021

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe

Best Screenplay, 2021

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe

Drive My Car

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Ryusuke Hamaguchi worked in the film industry for a few years before entering the graduate film program at…

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Ferit Karahan and Kanat Doğramaci
Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Brother’s Keeper (Okul Tıraşı)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Brother’s Keeper (Okul Tıraşı)

Young Memo is a boarder at a secluded and repressive boys’ school in the Turkish mountains who falls mysteriously ill. Yusuf, his twelve-year-old classmate, tackles…

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Yoon Dan-bi and Kim Gi-hyeon
Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Moving On (Nam-mae-wui Yeo-reum-bam)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Moving On (Nam-mae-wui Yeo-reum-bam)

During their summer vacation, siblings Okju and Dongju  find their small family moving in with their grandpa after their father has gone broke. While young…

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Shahad Ameen and R Paul Miller and Stephen Strachan and Rula Nasser
Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr)

Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat. Hayat lives in a poor fishing village governed by a…

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Nobuhiro Suwa and Eiji Izumi
Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Voices in the Wind (Kaze no Denwa)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

Voices in the Wind (Kaze no Denwa)

A girl on a quest to heal a broken heart. Haru, a 17-year-old high school student, lost her family in the Great East Japan Earthquake…

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Granaz Moussavi and Baheer Wardak and Marzieh Vafamehr and Christine Williams
Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

When Pomegranates Howl

Best Youth Feature Film, 2021

When Pomegranates Howl

Hewad, a nine-year-old boy, supports his family by selling goods from a cart on the harsh streets of Kabul after the death of his father.…

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