Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons is best Asian film at Adu-Dhabi Film Festival 11 ноября 2013, 14:17
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Kazakhstan's film Harmony Lessons of director Emir Baigazin has been acknowledged the Best Asian Film by NETPAC jury at the 7th International Film Festival in Abu-Dhabi, UAE, Tengrinews reports citing the press-service of Kazakhfilm Kazakhstan national studios.
The film festival lasted from October 24 to November 2, 2013. Harmony Lessons was screened in the Showcase category that presents a selection of recent outstanding feature films from around the world. In this category audience votes to select the winner of the Audience Choice Award.
"The award was a pleasant surprise for me, because our movie was out of the festival's competition," Emir Baigazin pointed out.
The NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) jury praised the Harmony Lessons' incredible artistic presentation of a personality confrontation.
Besides, the film Harmony Lessons got the prizes for the Best Debut and the Honorable Mention for Best Cinematography at the 22th Film Festival, that took place on October 17-27 in Philadelphia, USA.
Harmony Lessons received award from NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) jury at the Warsaw Film Festival in Poland.
Another prize that Harmony Lessons gained was the Special Mentions award at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent in Belgium.
The film won a Silver Bear at Berlinale for the Artistic Achievement of its cinematographer Aziz Zhambakiyev and also got the prize of the Morgen Post newspaper.
Harmony Lessons won the special jury prize for the Best Filmmaker’s Debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the Grand-Prix of the Switzerland Film Festival in Basel.
The film also received The Best Director award at the 3d International Sakhalin Film Festival On the Edge.
At present Emir Baigazin is working on his new project The Wounded Angel that was selected for production and distribution funding by the international Berlinale Residency fellowship program.
The movie of Emir Baigazin was also presented out of competition at A Class film festivals in the Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland and Canada.