'The River' film by Kazakh Emir Baigazin received APSA's nomination
Also, the film was included in the context programme of the Asian World Film Festival, the special programmes of the Warsaw International Film Festival and the Film Festival in São Paulo.
The annual prestigious film awards 'Asia Pacific Screen Awards', which is unofficially called Asian Oscars, announced its nominees. The film 'The River' (the original name 'Ozen') by Kazakhstani Emir Baigazin received the 'Achievement in Directing' nomination, BNews.kz correspondent reports referring to JSC 'Kazakhfilm' named after Shaken Aimanov.
The winners of the 12th annual Asian Pacific Screen Ceremony ceremony will be announced on November 29 in the Australian city of Brisbane.
The film 'The River' was also included into the contest programme of the Asian World Film Festival that will take place in Los Angeles, as well as into the special programmes of the Warsaw International Film Festival and the Film Festival in São Paulo.
"Me and my team, whom I am immensely grateful, are heartened by the news about 'The River'. These people support not only me but also my ideas. I thank the Culture Ministry for attention, trust and support. I hope for further reciprocal understanding and common success," said Emir Baigazin.
It is worthy of note that Kazakhstan (the Kazakh Culture and Sports Minister, JSC 'Kazakhfilm', Emir Baigazin Production), Norway (Norsk Filmproduksjon) and Poland (Madants) contributed to the making of the film 'The River'. The film was presented with the script development grant by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. As well as the film won the first prize at the contest of projects Pitchand Meet at the Warsaw International Film Festival. The film's post-production was completed in summer 2018 at the studios Orka and Dreamsound in Warsaw with funding from Polish Film Institute.
The world premiere of the film 'The River' was held at the Venice Film Festival for the Horizons section, during which Emir Baigazin was awarded the prize 'Best Director'.
The premier in North America was held in the International Film Festival in Toronto, in which the film was presented in the Platform section receiving the jury's honourable mention and the first place in the film critics rankings Scree Daily. In addition, Emir Baigazin was awarded a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, over which he will head in January next year.