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  • 08 Jan 2024
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Prestigious Film Director and Ambassador SADYK SHER NIYAZ Joins Jury Board for KLIFA Awards 2024

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — The Kuala Lumpur International Film Academy (KLIFA) is honored to announce the distinguished appointment of Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, a prominent director, producer, and influential public figure hailing from the Kyrgyz Republic, as a distinguished member of the highly regarded Jury Board for the much-anticipated KLIFA Awards 2024.

Scheduled to take place from April 23 to April 28, 2024, at the esteemed Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, the KLIFA Awards have gained worldwide recognition for their commitment to celebrating the finest achievements in global cinema.

About Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz is widely renowned for his exceptional contributions to the world of filmmaking, particularly for his remarkable work on the critically acclaimed film 'Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains.' This cinematic masterpiece has not only garnered international acclaim but also contributed significantly to the representation of Kyrgyz culture on the global stage.

In addition to his prolific career in film, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz serves as the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to France and holds the distinguished position of Permanent Delegate of Kyrgyzstan to UNESCO. These roles underscore his commitment to fostering international relations and promoting cultural exchange between nations.

Beyond his diplomatic responsibilities, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz is a versatile public figure who has made significant contributions to various facets of society. He is the founder of Aitysh Public Fund, dedicated to cultural and social development, as well as the promotion of the Kyrgyz Republic's rich heritage on the global stage.

His impact on the world of cinema extends further through his founding of Aitysh Film Kyrgyzstan, a platform that nurtures and supports emerging talent in the Kyrgyz film industry. Additionally, he has established Aitysh USA and Aitysh France Association, emphasizing the global reach and impact of his work.

One of Sadyk Sher-Niyaz's remarkable contributions to the world of film is the founding of the Asian World Film Festival in the United States. This platform showcases and celebrates the diverse array of cinema from Asia, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of Asian cinematic artistry.

Role in KLIFA Awards 2024

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz's comprehensive involvement in the world of film, diplomacy, and cultural exchange makes him a valuable addition to the KLIFA Awards 2024 Jury Board. His discerning judgment and profound understanding of global cinema will significantly contribute to the impartial evaluation of films, enriching the overall experience for all involved.

KLIFA Awards 2024, guided by Sadyk Sher-Niyaz and other distinguished members of the Jury Board, is poised to set new benchmarks in recognizing and celebrating the very best of global cinema. Cinephiles, filmmakers, and industry professionals from around the world eagerly anticipate this monumental gathering of cinematic talent.