About us


Established in 2015, East Wind Production is a dynamic film production company with a mission to foster international cooperation and co-productions, particularly with a focus on representing and promoting the vibrant film industry of Kazakhstan. Founded by Paris-based producer Yuliya Kim, East Wind Production has played an important role in bringing Central Asian films and projects to the global stage, participating in Film Festivals, Project Markets, and Film Markets worldwide.

The company actively engages in international collaborations, providing a platform for both established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work. With a diverse slate of narrative and documentary films, East Wind Production aims to contribute to the cultural exchange in the film industry and bridge the gap between Central Asian cinema and the global audience.

Yuliya Kim is a Paris-based producer originally from Kazakhstan, born in 1986. She began her career in the film industry in 2011, where she initially worked on promoting Kazakh film projects to various film festivals and markets. After several years of experience in the industry, she transitioned into a producer role. In 2015 she founded East Wind Production to impulse international cooperations and coproductions with Kazakhstan.

Yuliya worked on many internationally acclaimed films, which won numerous prizes at most prestigious Film Festivals. Worked with Darezhan Omirbayev (Student, Poet, Last Screening), Yerlan Nurmukhambetov (Walnut Tree, Horse Thieves), Farkhat Sharipov (The Secret of a Leader, 18 KiloHertz, Scheme). Yuliya also supports young promising directors as Aisultan Seit with his debut “QAS”.

She participated as a jury member in various Film Festivals, organized retrospectives and screenings of Kazakh films abroad.

In 2023 Yuliya created an intellectual space to unite filmmakers from Central Asia through the Post Space Film Camp for fostering collaboration and creative exchange in the region’s film industry.

Sultan Pirzhan is an experienced film professional with a decade-long career in producing and consulting on feature films, TV shows, and commercials. He began his career as a film festival programmer, where he gained valuable experience in selecting and building programs that showcased films from underrepresented countries.

In 2018, Sultan founded SP Film Productions, a production company that supports first-time filmmakers and consults on international projects. The company has produced a diverse slate of narrative and documentary films that reflect the lives of people around the world. 

Sultan joins EastWind in 2023 to oversee the International Co-Productions, Development, and Sales.


Yuliya Kim // WhatsApp: +33 7 83 33 35 44 // email: kzf.kim@gmail.com

Sultan Pirzhan // WhatsApp: +1 714 873 32 10 // email: spfilminc@gmail.com

BIFF 2019


East Wind Production est une société de production kazakhe fondée par Yuliya Kim en 2015. Auparavant, la productrice Yuliya Kim a collaboré dans de nombreux films de renommée internationale qui ont remporté de nombreux prix dans les festivals les plus prestigieux. Ainsi, elle a travaillé avec Darezhan Omirbayev, Serik Aprymov, Yermek Tursunov, Akan Satayev, Nariman Turebayev, Yerlan Nurmukhambetov, Farkhat Sharipov.

Yuliya a travaillé avec Walnut Tree de Yerlan Nurmukhambetov lauréat du Grand Prix Nouveaux Courants en 2016, au Festival du Film de Busan. En 2018, elle coproduit avec Kazakh Films le film The Secret of a Leader de Farkhat Sharipov, récompensé par le Grand Prix au Festival de Moscou et par le Grand Prix au Festival Eurasia. Le film fait sa sortie en salles au Kazakhstan et en Russie. En 2019, elle coproduit avec Shozo Ichiyama Les voleurs de chevaux des réalisateurs Yerlan Nurmukhambetov et Lisa Takeba. Cette coproduction entre le Kazakhstan et le Japon fait son avant-première mondiale au Festival du Film de Busan en ouvrant le festival en octobre 2019. Le film est par la suite sélectionné au Festival du Film de Tokyo.