Farkhat Sharipov

Farkhat Sharipov

Farkhat Sharipov was born on 4 December 1983 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The director has degrees from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts and the New York Film Academy. His debut feature film “The Tale of a Pink Bunny” in 2010 was a box-office hit in Kazakhstan. Beginning with “The Secret of a Leader” 2018, he is now using his films to explore deep- rooted social problems in modern Kazakh society.


2010 – “The Tale of a Pink Bunny”, 105 min – drama – Main Competition Eurasia IFF, Kulager award – “Director of the year”, special screenings in Los Angeles, Moscow.

2013 – “Nothing to Do with Aliens” – comedy, 115 min.

2016 – “4+1” – drama about orphan children, 101 min – Busan IFF

2018“The Secret of a Leader” – social drama, 97 min – Busan IFF, Moscow IFF – GRAND PRIX, Aimanov IFF (Jury prize, NETPAC Prize), Eurasia IFF – Grand Prix, Filmfest Hamburg, Minsk IFF – LISTAPAD, Guwahati IFF, World Asian FF, Hanoi IFF

2020 – “18 Kilohertz”- Grand Prix of Warsaw Film Festival, “Best Youth film”Cottbus IFF, Giffoni IFF, APSA

2022 – “Scheme”- Grand Prix of Berlinale Generation 14+

Farkhat Sharipov