Nguyễn Vinh Phúc
Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Nguyễn Vinh Phúc

Achievement in Cinematography, 2021

Nguyễn Vinh Phúc

Taste (Vị)

Nguyễn Vinh Phúc had his first brush with cinema through a filmmaking workshop at 16. Since then he has been interested in visual storytelling. He…

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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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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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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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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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Merab Ninidze
Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Merab Ninidze

Best Performance by an Actor, 2021

Merab Ninidze

House Arrest (Delo)

Merab Ninidze was born in Georgia and grew up in a theatre family. He played hisfirst stage role as a teenager. He graduated from the…

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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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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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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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Prasanna Vithanage for Children of the Sun (Gaadi)
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2021

Prasanna Vithanage for Children of the Sun (Gaadi)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2021

Prasanna Vithanage for Children of the Sun (Gaadi)

Revered filmmaker Prasanna Vathanage said “I am extremely happy to receive this award today. Gaadi has been a dream project for me. I have been…

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Sergey Selyanov
FIAPF Award, 2021

Sergey Selyanov

FIAPF Award, 2021

Sergey Selyanov

Luis Alberto Scalella, President of FIAPF announced the 2021 FIAPF Award recipient as prolific Russian producer, Sergey Selyanov.  “We are proud to celebrate Sergey Selyanov…

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Abdullah Mohammad SAAD for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)
Jury Grand Prize, 2021

Abdullah Mohammad SAAD for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)

Jury Grand Prize, 2021

Abdullah Mohammad SAAD for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)

A Jury Grand Prize was awarded in 2021 with one going to Abdullah Mohammad Saad, director of Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor), for “the precision of its filmmaking language which made…

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