MEET THE DIRECTOR
Aizhana Kassymbek was born in 1990. The daughter of the famous Kazakh film director Kanymbek Kassymbekov (“SHOK AND SHER”, “DO YOU NEED A PUPPY?” and etc) started her career in the film industry in 2012 after the graduation from the University of international relations and world languages.
Since 2012 she is working at Kazakhfilm National Film Studio in Almaty in the International Department (festivals promotion and sales). In 2012 Aizhana also joined the team of Eurasia International Film Festival and Bastau International festival of students films and film schools as an international relations manager. In 2018 Aizhana was appointed as a manager of Eurasia Film Market. The same year she started her directing career. In 2019 she was Asian Film Academy student at BIFF (South Korea).
Fire is Aizhana’s debut feature film.