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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Achievement in Directing

Ceremony Year:

2013

Country:

Kazakhstan, France, Germany

Director:

Emir Bagaizin

Born in 1984 in Kazakhstan, Emir Baigazin graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in 2009.

In 2007, his project Steppe was selected for hands-on training at the Asian Film Academy during the Busan International Film Festival and in February 2008, Baigazin participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus. His debut feature, Harmony Lessons, participated at Locarno Open Doors 2011, won Spotlight: New Kazakh Cinema at the Eurasia Film Festival in September 2011 and the main prize at the Work-in-Progress Section of the Sarajevo International Film Festival. The film was awarded the Berlinale World Cinema Fund and received support from Aide aux Cinémas du Monde.