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Your trusted film-making partner in Kazakhstan

Astana Film Fund

Incorporated in 2015 on the basis of two Kazakhstan-based studios – Satai Film and Kazakhstan Computer Graphics  having successful experience in film-making, professional teams and advanced technical base, and backed by Astana Bank, Astana Film Fund is a dynamic team of film industry professionals.

At the heart of activity of the Fund lies the idea of comprehensive development of domestic film industry through implementation of various specialized projects starting from finance and production of films to educational and legislative initiatives.

Astana Film Fund

Incorporated in 2015 on the basis of two Kazakhstan-based studios – Satai Film and Kazakhstan Computer Graphics  having successful experience in film-making, professional teams and advanced technical base, and backed by Astana Bank, Astana Film Fund is a dynamic team of film industry professionals.

At the heart of activity of the Fund lies the idea of comprehensive development of domestic film industry through implementation of various specialized projects starting from finance and production of films to educational and legislative initiatives.

Mission


 

o Creation of comfortable conditions for movie-making in Kazakhstan and it’s development

o Unification of talented film-makers providing them with an opportunity of self-fulfillment under effective management of the Fund

o Qualitative and meaningful transformation of local film-making

Mission



o Creation of comfortable conditions for movie-making in Kazakhstan and it’s development
o Unification of talented film-makers providing them with an opportunity of self-fulfillment under effective management of the Fund
o Qualitative and meaningful transformation of local film-making

Akan Satayev

Akan Satayev, born on 23 December 1971
In 1994 graduated from Almaty Theatre Arts Institute, faculty Directing of Television.
From 1994 onwards, Akan Satayev was directing and producing commercials.
In 2003, created production company
“Satai Film”
In 2007, directed and produced his first feature film “Racketeer”

Filmography:
Racketeer (2007) – director/producer
Brothers (TV series, 2009) – director/producer
Strayed (2009) – director/producer (
Selected for OSCAR from Kazakhstan film committee)
Liquidator (2011) – director
Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe (2012) – director (
Selected for OSCAR from Kazakhstan film committee
)
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly (2013) – director/producer
Hacker (2015) – director/producer
Racketeer 2 (2015) – director/producer
The Path to Mother (2015) – director
Districts (2016) – director/producer
Alone (2017) - director/producer

Projects

Original title: Она
English title: Alone

Duration: 70 min  Year: 2017
Genre: Thriller/Drama
Languages: Russian with English subtitles


Production company: Astana Film Fund
Director: Akan Satayev
 
Synopsis: SHE is a young woman who lives in a big city. The only strange thing is that she is absolutely alone. There are no people, no sounds of the streets or nature. The only one who shares her solitude is her CHILD. But their world changes drastically when they notice signs of another inhabitant living in this strange city.

Cast: Aissulu Azimbayeva, Anastasiya Vostrova, Yaroslav Stakhovsky
Screenplay by: Timur Zhaxylykov
Music by: Alim Zairov, Roman Vishnevsky
Producers: Akan Satayev, Ernar Kurmashev, Aliya Mendygozhina

Original title: Районы
English title: Districts
Duration: 90 min Year: Nov. 2016
Genre: Drama 
Languages: Russian and English subtitles

Production company: Astana Film Fund, Satai Film
Director: Akan Satayev

Plot: Alma-Ata, 1987. 16-year-old Arsen moved from the suburb to the city and transfers to a new, very “respectful” school. In this school, he became good friends with his classmates, active participants of the "District Movements." Now, Arsen is facing the hierarchy of teenage violence. And has to make a choice: to become a criminal or stay true to himself

Cast: Elteres Nurzhanov, Sharip Serik, Nurzhigit Kaldybekov, Sanurzhan Suleimenov, Vladimir Loginov, Maryam Satayeva, Zhenis Omarov, Assel Sagatova, Zhandos Aibassov, Aziz Beyshenaliev, Zhanna Kuanysheva, Gulnar Dusmatova

Producers: Ernar Kurmashev, Akan Satayev, Aliya Mendygozhina
Screenplay by: Timur Zhaksylykov
Production designer: Nazira Baibekova
Camera: Khasan Kydyraliyev

Original title: Бизнесмены
English title: Businessmen

Year: Spring 2018
Genre: Drama
Languages: Russian and English subtitles

Production company: Astana Film Fund
Director: Akan Satayev

Plot: Mid 1990s. Collapse of the Soviet Union. Three best friends – Anuar, Askar and Damir – amateur businessmen. It was the time when business in Kazakhstan just started. It is a story of friendship, love, honor and treachery unfolding on big and crucial changes on the background in young country. During the entire movie, real events take place. In the film there will be real characters, who made great influence on the formation of business in Kazakhstan at early stage of its development.

Producers: Ernar Kurmashev, Akan Satayev, Aliya Mendygozhina

Screenplay by: Timur Zhaksylykov

Camera: Khasan Kydyraliyev

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“Стрельба в 11 микрорайоне”
“Shooting in the 11th district” (working title)
Drama  
Year: Spring 2018
Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Kazakh, Russian

Kazakhstan

Synopsis:
       
Kuandyk (25) and Saltanat (25) come to the capital from a distant village. They are both typical provincials, but there are some peculiarities. They were growing up as half-brother and half-sister, but having different parents.
        Saltanat’s father about to die asks Kuandyk to take Saltanat to her uncle, who found her a good groom. Saltanat’s family has huge debts, so she has to choose – to be a kept woman of rich businessmen or to let her mother to go to jail.
         Kuandyk wants to save Saltanat and tries to earn money. But it’s impossible to earn “quick money” in the capital if only you know is
hunting in the steppe with grandfather’s gun. The more Kuandyk tries to go back to his life in village with Saltanat, the further she becomes.
         The city with its cruel laws ruins all precious which young lovers have. But Kuandyk and Saltanat try to confront it in the most
radical way.

 

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