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Apoorva Satish wins at Imagineindia 2021

Apoorva Satish wins Best Student Film Award at Imagineindia 2021 for the film KANYA, Famu Film School.

Born and raised in Chennai, a colourful conglomerate of urban villages, Apoorva was fascinated by the power of Tamil filmdom in state politics, igniting a passion for creating films that are socially and politically aware. To hone her creative skills as a filmmaker, Apoorva travelled to many countries: Sri Lanka, Israel, Italy, Jordan, England, and the USA to work on fiction and non-fiction projects. In 2016, she was selected to attend the International Filmmaking Academy in Bologna under the tutorship of award-winning directors Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa.

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Debajyoti Mishra wins Best Music Award at Imagineindia 2021

Debajyoti Mishra wins Best Music Award at Imagineindia 2021 for the film The Flute of the indian director Hari Viswanath.

‘Debajyoti Mishra is a composer, musician and a painter from Kolkata, India with a distinct international edge. His musical orientation has been fashioned by diverse influences including western and eastern classical music, folk and post-modern music; thus blessing his creation with a symphonic dynamism.

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Swastika Mukherjee Wins Critic´s Choice Award at Imagineindia 2021

Swastika Mukherjee wins Critic´s Choice Award at Imagineindia 2021 for the film House of Cards (Sudipto Roy).

Swastika Mukherjee is an actor in Indian Cinema, with a career spanning over two decades. She started with television having done 4 mega soap operas and over 47 telefilms with all the leading channels. With a body of work over 95 feature films, she continues as a performer in various languages, namely, Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, English. Most of her work is archived in all major OTT platforms, namely Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Hoichoi. She has won various accolades for her craft, two Filmfare Awards, two Critic´s Choice awards & her films have been travelling extensively in all major festivals of the world, the recent being New York Indian Film Festival where her short film Tasher Ghawr won the best short.

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Nimisha Sajayan wins Second Best Actress Award at Imagineindia 2021

Nimisha Sajayan wins Second Best Actress Award for The Great Indian Kitchen at Imagineindia 2021.

Nimisha Sajayan (born 4 January 1997) is an Indian actress in the Malayalam film industry. Nimisha made her acting debut with the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum directed by Dileesh Pothan. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2018 for her performance in Oru Kuprasidha Payyan and Chola.

She had got critical acclaim for her performance in other movies such as Eeda (2018), Stand Up (2019), The Great Indian Kitchen (2021), Nayattu (2021) and Malik (2021).

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Grain (Semih Kaplanoglu) Turkey

Grain
Semih Kaplanoglu
Turkey. 2017. 128 min

What is it that the two men are after in Dead Lands in an indefinite near future?

The global corporations have established cities and agricultural zones in areas where the climate is relatively good. These cities are populated by the elites, corporation’s executives, scientists, and those multi-ethnic immigrants who have been admitted after passing genetic compatibility tests.

The immigrant masses struggle with hunger and epidemics. Professor Erol Erin (55), a seed genetics specialist, lives in a city protected from them by sophisticated armed forces and magnetic walls. For unknown reasons, the city’s agricultural plantations have been hit by a genetic crisis – and, as a result, by massive crop failure.

In a meeting at the headquarters of the corporation which employs him, Erol learns of Cemil Akman (40), a fellow scientist. Apparently, Cemil wrote a thesis about the recurrent crisis affecting genetically modified seeds – but the work was banned by the corporation. Erol sets out to find Cemil and learn more about the thesis. He discovers that, after losing his wife and all of his scientific research in a suspicious fire, Cemil left the city and moved to Dead Lands, an almost uninhabitable place poisoned by chemical waste. Together with his assistant Andrei (30), Erol illegally crosses the magnetic walls in search of Cemil.

Erol finds Cemil, who is searching for the remains of “life” in Dead Lands. But Cemil believes Erol will not survive the journey, nor be able to handle the truth he will find.

SEMIH KAPLANOGLU

Semih Kaplanoğlu was born in 1963 in Turkey. He is one of the most acclaimed writer-director-producers of contemporary cinema in Turkey. His first films Away From Home (2001) and Angel’s Fall (2005) were screened in international festivals worldwide, but with his third feature Egg (2007) Kaplanoğlu achieved international recognition as the film was premiered in Quinzaine des Realisateurs. In 2008 Milk premiered at the Venice Film Festival, giving him international awards, such as FIPRESCI prize at the Istanbul. Honey (2013), the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy, won the Golden Bear at Berlinale that year. As a producer, he recently contributed with his fellow director Aida Begic in Children of Sarajevo which earned a special mention in Cannes Certain Regard (2012). Grain is his sixth feature.

FILMOGRAPHY
2017 Grain (Buğday)
2010 Honey (Bal)
2008 Milk (Süt)
2007 Egg (Yumurta)
2004 Angel’s Fall (Meleğin Düşüşü)
2000 Away From Home (Herkes Kendi Evinde)

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Aliev Mourat, A. Bekbolotov win Second Best DOP award at Imagineindia 2021

Aliev Mourat and Akjol Bekbolotov win Second Best DOP Award at Imagineindia 2021 for the film Shambala (Artykpay Suyundukov).

ALIEV MOURAT

ALIEV MOURAT ABDUVALIEVICH is a cinematographer, Director of Photography of the highest category, who has lensed multiple award-winning films and documentaries. He is an Honored Worker of Culture of Kyrgyzstan and member of the Asia-Pacific Film Academy. Born in the mountains of the Naryn city in Kyrgyzstan, he graduated from the cinematography department of VGIK, a well-known Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov in Moscow.

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Wen Cao wins Best Dop Award at Imagineindia 2021

Wen Cao Zhou. DOP of film ‘Cafe by the Highway’
In 2010, he graduated from the Cinematography department of Beijing Film Academy with a master’s degree, and worked as a DOP to shoot many feature films, among them, the film Memories Look at Me won the Golden Leopard Award at Locarno International Film Festival, and
the film Cafe by The Highway won the Best Actress Award for “Fei Mu Honor” at Pingyao International Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the main competition unit of Russian International Film Festival. The film Love You Forever won good box office and reputation.
The Series works include: web series Back in Time,the TV series Fearless Whispers, the TV series A Love Never Lost.
In addition to the creation of traditional feature films, he pay attention to various art forms and try the possibilities of various images . For example, working with artist Yang Fu Dong to film the black-and-white film Moving Mountains by Rolls-Royce Art Foundation, and the black-and-white film The Light That I Feel by Norwegian SALT Art Program, etc.

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Hadi Eftekharzadeh Wins Second Best Actor Award at Imagineindia 2021

Born in 1966 in Maragheh, Iran, Hadi Eftekharzadeh is active as actor and director in the movies and the theatre. He has got the Second Best Actor Award at Imagineindia International Film Festival 2021 for the film Charcoal.

Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, he has directed some eight short films such as ENCHANTED, THE ENDLESS and YOU WILL SURVIVE.

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