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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Ana Urushadze
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Ana Urushadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)
Achievement in Directing, 2017

Ana Urushadze

Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2017 Ana Urushadze hails from Georgia and was born in Tblisi in 1990 and graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and…

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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. Subsequently,…

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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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Nagaharu Ohashi and Kensuke Tateishi and Mikio Uetsuki and Nakamura Shinichi and Toshio Iizuka
Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Based on the popular best-selling manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima, Naoko Yamada’s A Silent Voice begins at a Japanese elementary school where Shoya Ishida…

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Yang Cheng and Liu Jian and Jin Rui
Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

APSA-winning director Liu Jian directs this madcap black comedy set in the lower class underworld of a southern Chinese city. Xiao Zhang is a desperate…

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Avid Liongoren and Alain de la Mata and Hervé Pennequin and Catherine Jacques
Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Saving Sally

Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

Saving Sally

Made by five animators over a period of twelve years, Saving Sally is a story of unrequited love and monsters both real and metaphorical. Told through a…

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Genki Kawamura and Noritaka Kawaguchi and Makoto Shinkai
Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives in different parts of Japan. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her quiet…

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