A costume drama about a stand-in monarch has swept South Korea's domestic Oscars, winning 15 of the 23 awards up for grabs, including best film.
Zhauzhurek Myn Bala, directed by Akan Satayev, made it into the Oscar long-list in the Best Foreign Film category.
Perez also added that he would like to find common points and to initiate joint projects with Kazakhstan's KazakhFilm Studios.
Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Iran's film-maker Jafar Panahi and rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and Belarus dissident Ales Beliatsky were put on a final shortlist for the European Parliament's Sakharov rights priz.
Lady Gaga said on Tuesday she would donate a peace prize given to her by artist and activist Yoko Ono to Elton John's Aids charity.
French blockbuster "Les Intouchables" and Austrian Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Love" are hot tips for best foreign language Oscar, from a long-list of candidates published Monday.
Zhambyl oblast Wrestling Federation’s president presented Akzhurek Tanatarov with a key to a 3-room apartment in Taraz city.
Spy thriller "Homeland" won best TV drama at the Emmy awards Sunday, ending retro cult show "Mad Men" four-year unbroken run, while "Modern Family" was named best comedy for the third straight year.
Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon, will bestow a peace award in the couple's name to Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rockers.
Nazarbayev awarded Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Dostyk decoration of the 1st grade.
Kazakhstan Olympic champions took part in the 2012 Health Festival held in Aktobe on September 8.
Movies from France, South Korea and the United States are tipped by critics as the favourites to win this year's Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival due to be announced on Saturday.
Astana State Philharmonic Chamber Choir proved they are the best at the XI China International Choir Festival.
British boy band One Direction scooped three top prizes Thursday at the MTV Video Music Awards, confirming their stellar rise on the US music scene, while Rihanna won Video of the Year.
Internationally-acclaimed directors Takeshi Kitano from Japan and Kim Ki-duk from South Korea told AFP at the Venice film festival that making art house films in Asia is a daunting task.
Kazakhstan boxer and Olympic bronze prize-winner Marina Volnova was awarded in Astana and told about her future plans.
Hollywood veterans will brush shoulders with up and coming starlets and auteurs in Venice starting on Wednesday for the film festival in which women directors are set to take centre stage.
Kazakhstan’s female boxer Marina Volnova, who won an Olympic bronze medal, was awarded by Astana Department of Internal Affairs.
Kyzylorda oblast Akim awarded two-time Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin with a 75-million tenge (about $507,000) certificate.
An official ceremony in honor of Kazakhstan Olympic team has been held in the Independence Palace in Astana.
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