April 1, 2023


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Anthony Nti’s Award Winning Film DA YIE shortlisted for a 2021 Academy Award

Nominated for BAFTA LA, Student Academy Awards, selected for over 160 film festivals and now shortlisted for a 2021 Academy Award Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35kmXT-8bxo
Do you know that the most awarded short film this year is from Ghana? Co-written by the talented emerging duo Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov, DA YIE has garnered four Oscar-qualifying Grand Prize (Leuven Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, Indy Short International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival) amongst its 25 awards and 160 high profile film festivals selections. This film has been shortlisted for a 2021 Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category. This stunning African film is an intense day trip in sunny Ghana, that endangers the innocence of two kids.
Young Matilda and Prince are taken on a life-changing trip by a stranger. Kids, gangsters and Ghana’s coast as you’ve never seen them.

The film is a Rondini – Caviar production that brought the Ghanaian diaspora and the local community together on set. DA YIE’s cast and crew is mainly Ghanaian – only a few department heads travelled with Anthony and Chingiz from Belgium to Ghana’s coast for the film shoot. Amongst them, the director of photography PJ Claessens whose outstanding cinematography shines a light on the brilliant performance of the young Ghanaian main characters Matilda and Prince.

Both children are non-professional actors and initially supposed to be a boys duo. However, Matilda finally got on board thanks to her amazing casting performance and has actually won six awards for Best performance this year.
Anthony Nti was born in Ghana and moved to Belgium where he studied film at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels, becoming part of a colourful artistic scene, doing commercials and music videos with a multitude of talented young artists. His short, BOI, won Best Debut at Leuven FF. He directed episodes of the Ketnet-show ‘Hoodie’.
Anthony Nti and writer-producer Chingiz Karibekov, born in Karagandy, Kazakhstan met while studying film in Brussels. They realised at film school they might not share the typical Belgian outlook on life/film and started working as a creative duo. They co-wrote the miniseries, SHAQ, for VRT, which Anthony co-directed. Their feature-length film, POSTCARD, won second prize at the Sam Spiegel FilmLab. Their TV-series, CLEMENCEAU, was selected for Torino Series Lab. In 2020, they were listed as two of the most promising filmmakers in Belgium and Netherlands by the NRC, Dutch national newspaper. Their work is reflective of their diverse background, as they use their work to bring a variety of cultures to light.
DA YIE has been co-produced by award-winning entertainment company Caviar whose ever growing circle of creators is rooted in film, tv-drama, branded content and digital (SOUND OF METAL, BLACK, THE RIDER, DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL). Caviar is also producing POSTCARD, Anthony and Chingiz’ debut feature film.

International sales and festival distribution are handled by Salaud Morisset (SKIN, LES MISÉRABLES), which also represents Yorgos Lanthimos’ and Jonathan Glazer’s latest works.

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