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Asif Kapadia
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Asif Kapadia

U.K. native Asif Kapadia's first feature film, The Warrior (2002), received great international acclaim. The picture won two BAFTA Awards; these were the Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year, and the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Screenwriter or Producer in Their First Feature Film (given to Mr. Kapadia).

The Warrior also won the top prize at the Dinard British Film Festival; two British Independent Film Awards (including the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Film); the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer; and the Sutherland Trophy, from the London Film Festival, among other honors.

Mr. Kapadia's thesis film from the Royal College of Art (RCA), The Sheep Thief, won second prize in the Cinefondation section of the 1998 Cannes International Film Festival; the Grand Prix at the Brest European Short Film Festival; and the Aaton Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, among other honors.

His earlier film at RCA, The Waiting Room, won the Royal Television Society Student Award, and was screened in film festivals. In 1994, while at the University of Westminster, Mr. Kapadia wrote and directed Indian Tales, which won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival.

In addition to the short features, he has also directed television documentaries and commercials.

Mr. Kapadia is currently shooting a new project called True North, in the Arctic, with the same team behind The Warrior. The new film stars Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean, and Michelle Krusiec.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Asif Kapadia Facts

BirthplaceHackney, London, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.