SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019
Foreign experts

The “MADE IN ALMATY” screenwriting competition consists of an intense program for 10 finalists. The program is focused on support for filmmakers of Kazakhstan. Our mission is to give them a strong impetus and present the best projects to world leading producers, funds and festivals.


Isabelle Glachant

France, China

Isabelle Glachant is an independent producer based in Beijing. Started as journalist for French TV station Canal + and began her career in cinema as executive producer of Shanghai Dreams (WANG Xiaoshuai, Cannes Film Festival, Jury Prize, 2005).  Since then, she has participated in all of WANG Xiaoshuai‘s films, including Red Amnesia (Venice Film Festival, Competition, 2014). In 2014 Isabelle started an International Sales company, ASIAN SHADOWS, representing internationally Asian films like Siti (Eddie CAHYONO) or Paths of the Soul (ZHANG Yang). She also worked with directors like LI Yu, Mouly Surya, Eddie Cahyono, Faozan Rizal and others.

Made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and based in Asia, Isabelle is also, since 2012, represents Unifrance in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Benjamin Illos


Programmer for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, Benjamin Illos majored in Sorbonne University in literature. He collaborated a decade with Pierre Rissient, promoting films and directors. Over the years he has been active in scriptwriting, editing, subtitling and writing about films.

Open to all forms of cinematic expression, Cannes “Directors” Fortnight pays attention to the annual production of fiction features, short films and documentaries, to the emergence of independent fringe filmmaking and to contemporary popular genres, and presents films that are the expression of individual talent and of an original directorial style.

Jeremy Chua


Jeremy Chua is a Singaporean producer/writer based in Singapore and Paris. Since graduating from Puttnam School of Film at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in 2012, he has frequently collaborated with Akanga Film Asia and is currently co-developing Cinema, City and Cats by Ishtiaque Zico (Locarno Open Doors Hub 2016) and Tomorrow is a long time by Jow Zhi Wei (Jerusalem International Film Lab 2016) with producer Fran Borgia. Since 2014, he started his own company, Potocol, which has co-produced A Lullaby to the аSorrowful Mystery by Lav Diaz (Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlinale Competition 2016), A Yellow Bird by K. Rajagopal (Cannes Critics Week 2016) and Brotherhood by Pepe Diokno (Karlovy Vary IFF 2016). Potocol is also developing You are there by Nicole Woodford (SEAFIC 2017) and Family Events by Ying Liang.

Giovanni Robbiano 


Giovanni Robbiano is a professor, screenwriter, director, producer, member of the European Film Academy. Now he is the head of international department at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. He studied cinematography in Bologna and later at Columbia University in New York. After returning to Italy, he worked as a screenwriter, writing for both fiction and documentary films. Since 1998 he has been teaching at many universities in Italy, Bologna, Milano, Genoa, and Rome. Since 2000, he has been teaching acting and directing classes all over the Europe, Morocco and Hong Kong.

Mathias Noschis

United Kingdom

Mathias Noschis is a film marketing strategist, the founder of Alphapanda, a film marketing agency. He has extensive experience in PR, advertising, social networking and branding for blockbusters and indie movies. He identifies strategy for each film and runs the company. He is also a film marketing tutor for many training organisations in Europe and the USA and takes part in festivals and conferences.