In its fifth year, the AWFF teamed up with the Snow Leopard Trust again to raise awareness for the endangered snow leopard and its ecosystem in the high mountains of Asia.
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“The World of Suzie Wong” actor Kwan received the AWFF Lifetime Achievement Award; Sanada, the Snow Leopard Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award; Chu, the 2019 Snow Leopard Rising Star Award; and Khan took home the AWFF American Red Cross/ Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award.
Additionally, Suium Sulaimanova accepted the inaugural Hollywood Foreign Press Association Snow Leopard Short Film award for her film “My Friend – My Enemy.”
Other winners of the festival were announced in a closing ceremony hosted by actor and co-founder of Asians in LA Nancy Yoon. View the complete list of winners from the night below:
Snow Leopard Audience Award: “1982” (Lebanon)
Snow Leopard Best Actress Award: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi “Hava, Maryam, Aesha” (Afghanistan, Iran)
Snow Leopard Best Actor Award: Stepan Petrov in “The Sun Above Me Never Sets” (Yakutia, Russia)
Snow Leopard Jury Award – Best Director: Dito Tsintsadze for “Shindisi” (Georgia)
Snow Leopard Special Jury Award: “Aurora” (Kyrgyzstan)
Snow Leopard Best Film Award: “The Sun Above Me Never Sets” (Yakutia, Russian Federation)
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