THE ILKHOM PRIZE
THE PRIZE CONCEPT IS THE FREEDOM FROM POLITICAL AND MARKET CONJUNCTURE.
THE PRIZE IS A CIVIL NON-PROFIT FORUM NOTING WORKS IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE, ART AND MASS MEDIA FOR THEIR VALID ARTISTIC AND PUBLIC SIGNIFICANCE.
The initiator of the Ilkhom Prize was Mark Wail, Artistic director of the Ilkhom Theater. In his opinion, the Prize was to become an annual forum at which the public of Uzbekistan could mark the most outstanding achievements in the field of culture, art and the media. One of the important components of the forum concept was freedom from political and market conjuncture. As a non-profit forum, the Prize recognizes works in the field of culture, art and the media for their true artistic and social significance. In 2007, the Ilkhom Prize began to bear the name of its founder, Mark Wail.
Over the years of its existence, the Prize has become a universally recognized institution that noted the creative achievements and high professionalism of bright, talented figures of cinema, theater, music and fine art.
The following persons have become the Prize winners in different years: Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Olga Volodina, actress Malika Ibragimova, actor Anton Pakhomov, director Bakhodyr Yuldashev, choreographer Liliya Sevastyanova, composer Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky, reviewer Kamaritdin Artykov, costume designer Vassa Vasilyeva, director Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli and many others.
The selection of nominees is carried out by an Independent Jury, after submitting applications by intended participants.
The prize is awarded based on the Independent Jury’s decision.