Interview with Yulia Kim
Contemporary Cinema of Kazakhstan

3 May 2021

Kazakh cinema producer Yuliya Kim talks about the important components of the cinema production, the specificities of the independent films and their situation in Kazakhstan, as well as about her work as the director of a major film festival as part of the "Contemporary Cinema of Central Asia" project.

To mark the start of the Central Asian Scriptwriting Lab (CASL), the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is publishing a series of four video interviews with prominent cinema professionals, who spoke about the special features of the local film industry, its development, their work and creative successes.

The guest of this interview is Yuliya Kim, film producer from Kazakhstan and executive director of the Almaty Film Festival.

All four interviews were filmed with the support of the Goethe-Institute in Kazakhstan in cooperation with UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

The idea for the interview was developed by Saodat Ismailova, a filmmaker and scriptwriter from Uzbekistan.

Production team:
Diana Tursyn Ц director
Meiir Zhakebai Ц cameraman
Daniyar Abayev Ц second cameraman
Elaman Akanbai Ц sound designer

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