Artistic director of Bastau International Festival of student and debut films. Co-founder of “Kazakhstan Cinema” LLP. International Program Consultant on Central Asia for Cairo IFF, founder of A Team film company. NETPAC member.
Barbara Wurm is part of the selection committee of the Berlin International Film Festival and works for goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden. She also teaches at the Humboldt University. Her publications focus on Eastern European film history.
Belarus-born director Darya Zhuk discovered filmmaking while studying Economics at Harvard. Her debut feature CRYSTAL SWAN premiered at Karlovy Vary, won dozens of prizes around the world and was nominated for Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category.
Film producer and screenwriter. Two-time First Prize recipient of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Jury member for the Chinese Film Media Awards (2011, 2013), My French Film Festival (2013), and Forward Future Section of Beijing IFF (2018). Co-writer of the Ash by Li Xiaofeng (2017), part of the Youth on the March Competition at the Minsk IFF Listapad.