ICDA is thrilled to announce the nominated films for the 2023 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting. The award will be presented at FOCUS in London on 6th December 2023. Congratulations to the nominees.
The nominated casting directors are:
BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS
by Asimina Proedrou
Co-casting: Constance Demontoy (France), Arwa Salmanova (Czech Republic)
IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT)
by Edward Berger
Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Co-casting: Seyed Javad Hashemi, Hala Jarrah, Mohammad Kloob, Taha Moghani, Saeed Nasiri
HOLY SPIDER by Ali Abbasi
by Orit Fouks Rotem
Frida von Koch Hasselvall
Co-casting: Stefan Gardovic
I AM ZLATAN
by Jens Sjögren
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.
2022 Kjersti Paulsen (NO) for THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt
2021 Lucy Pardee (UK) for ROCKS by Sarah Gavron
2020 Élodie Demey (FR) for HORS NORMES by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
Co-casting by Marie-France Michel (FR) and Justine Léocadie (FR)
2019 Sara Törnkvist (SE) for BORDER by Ali Abbasi
2018 Francesco Vedovati (IT) for DOGMAN by Matteo Garrone
2017 Harika Uygur (TR) for MUSTANG by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
2016 Antoinette Boulat (FR) & Elsa Pharaon (FR) for STANDING TALL by Emanuelle Bercot
International Casting Directors Association
August 29, 2023