“Bauyr” received Award of the Federal Foreign Office at the goEast film festival in Wiesbaden
The goEast film festival, launched in 2001, was founded by Claudia Dillmann, the Director of the German Film Institute – DIF. The main goals of the festival are to increase knowledge of Eastern European culture and promoting the dialogue between filmmakers.
The ŠKODA Film Award, worth 10,000 euros, went to IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski. For his film BLIND DATES, Levan Koguashvili received the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director (7,500 euros). The "International Film Critic's Award" granted annually by a jury from FIPRESCI went to FREE RANGE - BALLAD ON APPROVING OF THE WORLD by Veiko Õunpuu. The Jury consisted of Dmytro Tiazhlov, Ivan Shvedoff, Iván Forgács, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Jury President Jan Harlan
The world premiere of film “Bauyr” directed by Serik Aprymov (JSC “Kazakhfilm” named after S.Aimanov) was held in the Horizons section of 70th Venice Film Festival. Film was also shown in the international competition of the IX “Eurasia” IFF where it took two prizes (NETPAC Award and Best Director Award). Then it was screened at the Vienna International Film Festival. “Bauyr” has also participated in the Five Continents section of the 37th Göteborg International Film Festival. It has also received the Eastern European Film Award for best Eastern Bloc feature at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in USA and CICAE Prize at the 24th Ciné Junior International Film Festival in France. Film “Bauyr” also participated in the “World Film Panorama” programme of the 42nd Belgrade International Film Festival in Serbia and in the “World Cinema” section of the 8th Dallas International Film Festival in USA. It will take part in the “World Cinema” programme of the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival and in the “Narrative Competition” of the 45th Nashville Film Festival.