The International Casting Directors Association (ICDA) e.V. is proud to announce that its 2023 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting will be presented at this year’s FOCUS conference in London. Please see below our full programme. A free FOCUS delegate badge is required to attend, so be sure to register.
Come and meet us at our exhibition stand (N2) at FOCUS. Our stand is the first on the left as you enter through the main entrance on the ground floor of the Islington Business Design Centre.
2pm – Presentation of the 2023 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting
The International Casting Directors Association proudly established the ICDA Award for Excellence in Casting in 2016, and has continued to recognise outstanding achievements in casting by our colleagues – members and non-members alike – every year since.
As of 2020, our award has a new name, the Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting, along with a statuette designed by Swiss master sculptor Peter Hartmann.
The ICDA’s purpose in creating this award was to shine a light on the pivotal role that casting directors play in the creative process of filmmaking.
We are very proud to be presenting this year’s award live at the FOCUS PRIVATE LOUNGE at 2pm on 6th December. Please join us and the nominees for the ceremony, followed by a drinks reception, which is proudly sponsored by Spotlight. Please RSVP to email@example.com
This year’s nominees are:
Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Co-casting: Seyed Javad Hashemi, Hala Jarrah, Mohammad Kloob, Taha Moghani, Saeed Nasiri
by Ali Abbasi
Simone Bär (†)
Co-casting: Constance Demontoy (France), Arwa Salmanova (Czech Republic)
IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT)
by Edward Berger
BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS
by Asimina Proedrou
by Orit Fouks Rotem
Frida von Koch Hasselvall
Co-casting: Stefan Gardovic
I AM ZLATAN
by Jens Sjögren
3:15pm – FOCUS Panel: INTERNATIONAL CASTING: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE
The ICDA have teamed up with FOCUS to present a panel on international casting, which will take place at 3:15 pm GMT on 6th December at FOCUS, London.
As productions become more global, and authenticity in casting becomes an ever-greater priority, you may find yourself looking further afield for talent on your feature film or series. What are the best practices for weaving together the perfect international cast? What are the issues to resolve (rights, regulations and other practical matters)?
The panel features ICDA members Kolade Shasi, Jenny Jue and Suzanne Smith, as well as UK producer David Parfitt. Moderator will be ICDA Board Member Cassandra Han.
6:30pm – Semiramis Award Reception
We will be holding our official award reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel King’s Cross (60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA) on 6th December at 6:30pm. Please come and join us for a drink and some light nibbles to celebrate this year’s award winner and the nominees. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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