DEAR FRIENDS!

Our young festival is gradually becoming a powerful professional platform for the exchange of views on the most pressing issues of student film and film education.

Indeed, it is in student work, a new style is born today, eternal plots take on fresh breath and new images of time appear.

This year's festival program is special: “Bastau” will be a review of student works in various genres of short films. We are convinced that it is the short film that “moves” the language of cinema.

“Bastau” is needed, first of all, for young filmmakers. Today, when there is a huge and genuine interest in Kazakhstan in national cinema and, above all, in the creativity of young people who make their first independent steps as cinematographers, our festival is in demand as never before.

We associate the future of the national cinema primarily with the new generation of young filmmakers, and they confirm this with new, bright, talented, original films - the winners of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world.

I wish all of us fruitful discussions, interesting meetings and views!

 

PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL “BASTAU”

SERGEI ZHUMABAYEVICH AZIMOV