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Yakut "Bonfire" competes for APSA Award in Australia

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Bonfire in Brisbane

Yakut drama "Bonfire" was nominated for a special prize of Asian Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane (Australia) for the reflection of the identity and diversity of national cultures. Winners will be announced on November 24.

The film "Bonfire" of Dmitry Davydov, principal of Chapchylgan high school in Amga region of Yakutia, is nominated for a special award under the patronage of UNESCO, APSA Cultural Diversity Award (for the reflection of the identity and diversity of national cultures). The award ceremony will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane, where the film will be presented by its director.

“Asia Pacific Screen Awards can be called Asian Oscar. "Bonfire" was selected from 300 films and nominated for APSA Cultural Diversity Award. I think that will be difficult to compete, as 3 of the 5 films in the nomination were shown in Busan, and one of them, Knife in the Clear Water, has received Grand Prize. However, it is very prestigious,” - said Sardana Savvina, producer of the film.