Film writer and director
He is the Head of the Department of “Cinema and TV” at the Kazakh National University of Arts (Astana). The winner of the Grand Prix of the Busan International Film Festival (South Korea) in the New Currents section and the Grand Prix for the Best Asian Film at the Fajr Film Festival (Iran), and the awards of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema and the International Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria (“The Walnut Tree”, 2016). The Award-winner for the Best Foreign Drama at the International Film Festival in Hollywood, US (“A Hunter Boy”, 2012). The owner of the Grand Prix of the VII Eurasia International Film Festival in Kazakhstan (“Before the Storm”, 2011).
Film expert, Kazakhstan
Film director and writer, Kazakhstan
film expert, Kazakhstan (short film)
Film director, professor at Turan University, Kazakhstan
Film critic. Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She has published widely on cinema and theatre, including A History of Russian Cinema (2009) and, as co-editor Cinema in Central Asia (2013). She is currently working on a directory of Central Asian cinema. She is editor of KinoKultura (online) and of the academic journal Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.
director of sales, program consultant for the Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden