|Born||Gulshat Diasovna Omarova
October 8, 1968
Alma-Ata, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
|Occupation||Actress, film director, screen writer|
Gulshat Diasovna Omarova (Kazakh: Гүльшад Диасқызы Өмарова; sometimes credited as Guka Omarova, born 8 October 1968) is a Kazakh film director, actress and screen writer. She was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and now lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2004, Omarova was presented the Alice Award for Best Female Director by the Copenhagen International Film Festival for her film, Shiza.
In 1984, Omarova graduated from the journalism faculty of Al-Farabi University. From 1986 to 1988 she worked in television as assistant administrator and director. In 1998, she graduated from the State Institute of Theatre and Cinema in Almaty on specialty "documentary film and television director". Since 2001, she has been living and working in the Netherlands. The first notable role was in the film Shiza, which succeeded in winning of several prizes.
|1984||Sladkiy sok vnutri travy||Actress
|2001||Sisters aka Syostry||Story
|2004||Shiza aka Schizo or Fifty-Fifty||Director
|Alice Award for Best Female Director|
|2007||Mongol aka The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan||2nd Unit Director
|Film was nominated for Oscar for Best Foreign Film|
|2008||Baksy a.k.a. Native Dancer (film)||Director
- Gulshat Omarova at the Internet Movie Database
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