June 15 the EURASIA PROJECT MARKET which is part of the international marketplace the EURASIA FILM MARKET had successfully completed receiving applications. As we have informed, filmmakers from Kazakhstan and countries of Central Asia were invited to participate in the project market (pitch). In total there were 31 applications at the stage of script development – both from filmmakers with experience in the industry and from debutants. Since June 16 the selection committee of the Eurasia Project Market has started to work as follows:
• Sergei Azimov, film writer and director, producer.
President of the International Film Festival “Bastau”, CEO of the film company “TanarisProduction”.
• Yermek Shinarbayev, film writer and director, producer.
Laureate of numerous world film festivals.
• Tulegen Baitukenov, film writer and director, film critic.
Founder of the film school “Action!”. Member of the Association of Film Critics of Kazakhstan.
• Baubek Nogerbek, film expert, PhD in Art History.
Head of the film studies classes at the T.K. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts. Member of the Association of Film Critics of Kazakhstan.
• Galiya Baizhanova, journalist, scriptwriter and film critic.
Member of the Association of Film Critics of Kazakhstan. Informburo.kz’s observer of the Cannes International Film Festival.
The selection committee will select the 10 most promising projects to be presented at the Eurasia Film Market to an International Jury. Ten contestants, members of the International Jury as well as prizes for winners will be announced on 21 June.
Remember, that the international marketplace Eurasia Film Market will be held from July 1 to July 4, 2018 in the framework of the XIV Eurasia International Film Festival in Astana. It will bring together representatives of such media companies, sales agents, distributors as well as TV Channels and internet platforms’ representatives to hold business meetings, present new projects, as well as exchange of experience and discuss future of film business in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The business area will be located in the Wyndham Garden Astana hotel (Turar Ryskulov str., 6/1). Guests of the Eurasia Film Market will find an extensive program of business events: presentations, round tables, panel discussions, master classes.