Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel wins Work in Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival31 august 2014, 02:02
Kazakhstani film director Emir Baigazin’s Wounded Angel has won the CineLink Work in Progress session at the Sarajevo International Film Festival, Tengrinews reports citing the press office of Kazakhfilm studio.
The young film director known for a brilliant debut film Harmony Lessons won €80 thousand ($105 thousand) from the German company Post Republic. All in all, seven film projects by young and already well-known film directors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel, Kazakhstan, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia competed for the prize this year.
According to Kazakhfilm, around 500 film professionals visited the festival and a great number of them gathered to see fragments from Baigazin’s Wounded Angel.
“Showing fragments from the future film and seeing the interest to the second film of the trilogy was very emotional,” Baigazin said.
Wounded Angel won the award of the Franco-German TV network ARTE at the European Film Market 2014 in Berlin. Baigazin also won The Berlinale Recidency fellowship at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013.
Wounded Angel is the second film of Baigazin’s trilogy. Harmony Lessons that received praise from film critics all over the world had also won Work In Progress in 2012.
By Gyuzel Kamalova