Daybreak Discussions: Panel #1 "The International Perspective"
| FRIDAY 8:15am |
Every weekend morning of the film festival features a FREE 45 minute interaction with filmmakers and industry professionals. Come on in after breakfast and learn about the craft of movie making.
The panel members for our panel #1 discussion are showcasing films in the 2016 BSFF. These international creatives will answer questions about the experiences, challenges, and opportunities of making movies as the film industry becomes more and more global.
Featured: Anatoliy Kim, Director, Kazakhstan, and guest(s) TBD.
Anatoliy Kim, Director of "Grandpa Arnold"
Anatoliy Kim is an award-winning filmmaker, originally from Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
He spent most of his teen years dancing in hip-hop style and watching movies. During that time he met many creative people who pursued their dreams no matter what. In an attempt to follow a safe path, Anatoliy earned his B.A. in Transport Equipment and Technology at Karaganda State Technical University.
He then decided to pursue his dream of telling stories through cinema. He applied to The New York Film Academy and came to the U.S. to study filmmaking in an MFA program. He started his film education in New York City, where he wrote, directed, produced and edited four short films and collaborated on more than 20 projects.
His films “Siblings” and “Grandpa Arnold” have been selected by numerous film festivals, including Borrego Springs Film Festival, Irvine Film Festival, Middlecoast Film Festival, Cinevana Austin Festival, Las Vegas Galaxy Film Awards, Roma Cinema DOC, Short Up Film Fest and Move Me Productions Belgium Festival. Grandpa Arnold won the Award of Merit at Best Short Competition Film Festival.
After Anatoliy’s first year in film school in New York, he transferred to NYFA’s Los Angeles campus in order to get experience in Hollywood. He is currently in pre-production on his thesis film, a crime drama, and is developing his first feature script.