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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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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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Sagar Desai, winner of Best Music at Imagineindia 2020 for Kadakh

Sagar Desai is a prolific international musician based in Mumbai, India. He has composed music for 18 Indian, French and American films. A self-taught musician, Sagar grew up jamming with his cousins in the suburbs of Chicago. After earning a degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, he began his career at a design firm to further his interest in the visual arts. Two years later, he moved to Chennai, to help a friend produce an album which never got made. Sagar was led to musician Sandeep Chowta while working on ad films. After two years in Chennai, he moved to Mumbai, to work in the Hindi Film Industry. In Mumbai, Sagar worked with artists such as Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Sivamani and Adesh Shrivastav. He also formed a band with friend and rapper Blaaze, called Zambezi Funk, before striking out on his own as the Music Director for the critically acclaimed film Mixed-Doubles. Since then, Sagar has composed tracks and background music for 17 films. Most recently, Sagar has composed the background score to The Japanese Wife by Aparna Sen, A Death In The Gunj by Sen Sharma and Kadakh by Rajat Kapoor. Two time winner for Best Music at Imagineindia International Film Festival Madrid.

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SEAN PRICE WILLIAMS, NOMINATED BEST DOP FOR ONE MAN DIES ONE MILLION TIMES (JESSICA ORECK)

Williams is known for his textured, fluid camerawork (often handheld) and a heightened attention to available light. The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody described Williams (in a memorial appraisal of documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, for whom Williams served extensively as cameraman) as “the cinematographer for many of the best and most significant independent films of the past decade, fiction and documentary — including FrownlandYeastFake It So RealThe Color WheelYoung Bodies Heal QuicklyListen Up Philip, the Safdie brothers‘ … Heaven Knows What, and Alex Ross Perry‘s new [as of 2015] feature Queen of Earth.”

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Konstantin Esadze, nominated Best DOP for Shindisi at Imagineindia 2020

Born in Georgia, grown up in filmmakers family. Konstantin is one of the best DOP in Georgia.

1989-94 Tbilisi State university, Faculty of Georgian philology
1994-98 Tbilisi State Institute of Theatre and Film – Faculty of Film and TV Cameraman.
1999-2001 Tbilisi State Institute Of Theatre and Film – Faculty of Hight Director Courses.

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Molly Stuart, nominated to Best Documentary at Imagineindia 2020 for Objector

Molly is a director, producer, and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Molly was a 2018 Women Peace and Security Fellow and 2019 Resident with SFFILM. While earning an MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, Molly won the Bill Nichols Excellence in Cinema Award, the Canon Best in Show Award, the Spotlight on Women in Film Award, and the Barbara Hammer Award. Her first feature documentary, Objector, won awards at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival and landed in the Top 10 Audience Favorites at IDFA. Molly came to filmmaking as a community organizer and continues that work today.

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Narvydas Naujalis, nominated Best DOP for Isaac at Imagineindia 2020

“Thinking about Lithuanian cinema, we want to be happy that we are gradually abandoning the complexes of a small country and stop comparing it with the big countries of the film industry. Our thinking, identity, and minority can just as well be the strengths to help construct an authentic film narrative. I am also happy with the exceptional nominees for this year’s awards, “said Narvydas Naujalis, Chairman of the Lithuanian Cinematographers’ Association, at the beginning of the ceremony.

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