Adilkhan Yerzhanov, a film director and scriptwriter, was born in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan, on the 7 August 1982.
In 2009 he graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, as a film director.
Adilkhan Yerzhanov is a two-time participant of the Cannes Film Festival's Official Program (The Owners, 2014, and The Gentle Indifference of the World, 2018, Un Certain Regard Section).
Winner of “Asia Pacific Screen Awards-2019” (often referred to as “Asian “Oscars”) for “Achievement in Directing” for “A Dark, Dark Man” film.
Member of the EFA (European Film Academy).
Member of the APSA Academy.
The Owners and The Gentle Indifference of the World were nominated for APSA ("Best Feature Film", "Best Screenplay", "Achievement in Cinematography").
All his films were screened and awarded at many international film festivals. The Owners was included in the 100 Best Asian Films catalogue, published in 2015 by the Busan International Film Festival.
The Atelier Cinefondation participant, the Cannes Film Festival-2014.
The Berlinale Talents participant, the Berlin International Film Festival-2014.
The Open Doors participant, the Locarno Film Festival-2010.