Eurasia Spotlight was founded in 2011 with the main goal to help integrating Kazakhstan into the international film industry.

Eurasia Spotlight works closely with the annual Eurasia International Film Festival, the largest film event in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, bringing together film professionals from around the world to connect and share their experience with Kazakhstan.

Eurasia Spotlight spans over 5 days and presents:

  • Public Pitching of feature and short film projects in development before the international jury
  • Work-in-Progress presentations
  • Showcase of recently completed Kazakh films ready for theatrical release
  • Round tables and panel discussions
  • Series of master classes and workshops

Our goals:

  • Create a unique meeting point for filmmakers in Kazakhstan
  • Support Kazakhstan’s young talents
  • Showcase motion pictures made in Kazakhstan within the last year
  • Share international expertise and discuss latest film trends
  • Help international experts to discover Kazakhstan’s filmmaking
  • Promote Kazakhstan as a unique shooting and cultural location

International co-production means a lot to us: it represents new cultural and friendly relations, new experiences, new opportunities and new audiences for local films.

Please join us for the new edition of Eurasia Spotlight in Astana from July 23-27, 2017.

See you soon!

Your Eurasia Spotlight Team

Winners of Eurasia Spotlight 2011:

  • HARMONY LESSONS, Silver Bear Winner Berlinale 2013 and more than 30 awards

Coproduction: Kazakhstan, Germany, France

  • OWNERS, Official Program Cannes IFF 2014 and more than 10 awards

Eurasia Spotlight 2011 participant:

  • ADVENTURE, Karlovy Vary Main Competition 2014

Coproduction: Kazakhstan, France

Eurasia Spotlight 2015 participant:

  • NUT TREE, First Prize in New Currents, Busan IFF, 2016 and other international awards