Assel Aushakimova - Kazakhstani director, screenwriter and producer. Assel graduated from the International Film Business Academy of the Busan Asian Film School in 2021. She has directed three short films. Her first feature film WELCOME TO THE USA had its world premiere at AFI Fest 2019 (New Auteurs). This is the first feature film in Kazakhstan with the protagonist from the LGBTQ community. It was awarded Grand Jury Prize as Best International Narrative Feature of NewFest New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival 2020.
2020 Comrade policeman (short, fiction) 2019 Welcome to the USA (fiction) 2018 The news (short, fiction) 2017 So tired (short, fiction)