About us

“Bastau” (ORIGINATION) International Student and Debut Film Festival aims to develop the international cooperation and a cultural exchange between young filmmakers from all around the world.

The festival’s motto is: «NEW GENERATION CINEMA».

The festival takes place in the biggest southern city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the very heart of the ancient Silk Way – the city of Almaty, which became a unique cultural bridge between West and East.

“Bastau” IFF opens the person in culture and the culture in person. This formula unites the filmmakers and the researchers who express the values of cultures in their uniqueness and variety by the means of their film language.

The official languages of the festival are Kazakh, Russian and English.

The international competition organized within the frames of “Bastau” IFF will allow the Festival to become the real link, the cinema center for our colleagues from both Central Asi, the Eurasian continent in general and the whole film world.

We are sure that our film festival gains popularity and the international weight among the foreign filmmakers from year to year. The festival receives the intellectual and art reputation according to the content and becomes an effective form of the promotion of the films for the larger audience. “Bastau” IFF becomes an experimental platform to search for the new film forms, to discover new names and talents and to establish the partnership in today’s search of the identity and the true art.