ABOUT US

FOCUS® Film and Theatre School was established in Tashkent in 2016.

We work in four main areas: Film Making, Acting Studio, Screenwriting and Directing of Photography (D.O.P).  Also, short-term intensive courses on relevant topics and one-time Master-classes are provided to students.

Perhaps, for somebody this will be the first step into the professional world of cinema and theater, while for others, this could be a step towards broadening one’s horizons and understanding oneself. If you want to deepen your knowledge or try your hand at these areas, you are our student.

FOCUS is looking for like-minded people who want new knowledge, strive to make discoveries and do not sit idly by waiting for fate to present them with a happy chance. Creativity is not only about insights. This is painstaking and sometimes difficult work on yourself. This is a battle not only with the circumstances that we used to blame for everything, but also with our stagnancy.

Different people will come to us. Among them there will be those with a huge knowledge base and less experienced ones. But, step by step, we will all read, write, work on ourselves and our fears, watch films and discuss them, do exercises, stage plays, shoot our own films and also think as being the main thing.

OUR DIRECTIONS

OUR TEAM

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Sound Director

Natalee Yusupova

Post Production

Davlat Arabshoev

Marketing

Timur Vaade

Production Designer

Maria Soshina

D.O.P. (Camera man)

Azizbek Arzikulov

Fundamental Animation

Dmitry Vlasov

Leader Of The Beginer Acting Classes Focus

Svetlana Pashkovskaya

History Of Uzbek Cinema

Nigora Karimova

The Art Of Photography

Pavel Kim

D.O.P.

Umid Malikov

Lecturer Of The Focus Acting Studio, Artist Of The Initial Stages Ofthe Studio

Yuri Antipov

Film actress, winner of the International Film Festival. Graduate of the FOCUS Screenwriting Workshop

Firuza Saidova

Cameraman

Seyran Kovalov

Изобразительное искусство

Сардор Эркинов

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

— Screenwriter, film director.
— Honored Worker of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
— Chevalier of the Order «Mehnat Shukhrati» («Labor Glory»).
— Winner of many international awards.
— Scriptwriter and film director of more than 25 films.
— Complete filmography in Wikipedia.

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Teaching experience:
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent State Institute of Arts, Film Making Faculty;
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent Variety and Circus College,
— Acting classes in several studio schools at the Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan.
— Head and Founder of the youth Theater-Studio «LIK» (since 1985) in Tashkent.
— Head Master of the Theater Studio FOCUS, Stage Director

Sound Director

Natalee Yusupova

Lecturer at the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan.

Post Production

Davlat Arabshoev

Founder and director of the production house «ART CRAFT»

Marketing

Timur Vaade

Deputy Director for Creative and Strategic Marketing at GOLDEN HOUSE DEVELOPMENT LLC.
In the past: CEO of «Gelikon Managment», art director of the internet edition Redpen, editor-in-chief of the KVN Premier League of Uzbekistan.

Production Designer

Maria Soshina

She worked at almost all theatrical venues in Uzbekistan. Experience in working on many films directed by domestic and foreign film makers.

D.O.P. (Camera man)

Azizbek Arzikulov

Laureate of many international awards, teacher at the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan.

Fundamental Animation

Dmitry Vlasov

— Screenwriter, animator, animation artist, film maker at the «Uzbekfilm» film studio.
— Laureate of many festivals, awarded the ‘Dustlik’ Order — a state award of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In 1992 he graduated the graphic arts department of the Tashkent Pedagogical University.
— Work experience — over 20 years.
— Full filmography and the list of awards of Dmitry Vlasov on the official website of the National Agency «UzbekKino»

Leader Of The Beginer Acting Classes Focus

Svetlana Pashkovskaya

Actress of the Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan and the Aladdin Creative Center. Work experience over 10 years.

History Of Uzbek Cinema

Nigora Karimova

Film critic, Candidate of Art History, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Head of a number of scientific grants of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Member of the International Federation FIPRESCI.

The Art Of Photography

Pavel Kim

Professional photographer. Work experience over 10 years.
Experience:
— Photographer of the publishing house Zamin press (glossy editions «Bella Terra», «JannatMakon», «Bella Tone», «Baby Terra»).
— Cooperation with companies — Ucell, Beeline, Nestle, Lukoil, Agromir;
— Chekhov sport clubs, boutique Glamor, Podium Italia, Europa Exclusive, flowers salon «Goodveen», restaurant «Na Nebe»;
— Internet Editions — redpen. uz, afisha. uz, pixland. uz, myday. uz, goodlife. uz, sundayMAG;
— Mass media — «Foto& Video», «Digital Photo», «Photographer», «Digital Photo Workshop», «Uzbekistan Airways», «Wedding», «Vintage» (Kazakhstan)
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Participation in exhibitions and master classes:
— Participant of the master class of advertising photographer Igor Sakharov (Tashkent, 2012)
— Participation in the photobiennale «TashkentAle 2014»
— Member of the multimedia project «Crossroads», 2013
— Curator of the multimedia project «Crossroads. Streetdance», 2012
— Personal exhibition «StreetArt», 2012
— Participation in the photobiennale «TashkentAle 2012», bronze medalist
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2009
— Personal exhibition «Project Subcultures», 2009
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2007
— Participation in the international festival of contemporary art «East — West. Tashkent crossroads», 2007
— Participant of the exhibition «Woman — a divinity of unknown origin», 2007

D.O.P.

Umid Malikov

— Worked on more than 30 films
— Work experience – 15 years

Lecturer Of The Focus Acting Studio, Artist Of The Initial Stages Ofthe Studio

Yuri Antipov

— Actor of the highest category, State Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan
— Graduated from the Studio School at ARDTUz, as well as the Tashkent State Institute of Arts.
— Passed several international theater projects (including the RF Std, etc.)
— Graduate of the full training program of the Head Master of the FOCUS School-Studio — Helen Lopatko.
— Teaching experience in teenage studios — over 6 years.

Film actress, winner of the International Film Festival. Graduate of the FOCUS Screenwriting Workshop

Firuza Saidova

Awards:

— Winner of the VI National Film Award «AK Irbirs» 2017, prize for his role in the film «details of autumn», dir. Z. Musakov, nominated for «Best Actress in Central Asia». Bishkek
— XIV International Film Festival «Shakena Stars» 2018 prize for” Best Performance of a woman’s role «for the role in the film» dad got sick ” dir. From Musakov
Almaty
— XXVIII open Kinoshok festival. Prize «for the best female role in a full-length film» for the film «Hot Cake» dir. U. Khamdamov 2019.

Cameraman

Seyran Kovalov

Cinematographer, winner of many international awards, teacher of laboratory classes on the topic “Camerawork” of the FOCUS film school.

Изобразительное искусство

Сардор Эркинов

Окончил Национальный институт Художеств и дизайна имени К. Бехзада, факультет — станковая живописи.

Краткий список участия в групповых и персональных выставках:
— Мир Внутри Тишины (Государственный музей искусств Узбекистана) 2016
— Биеннале современного искусства Ташкент 2016, 2018
— Выставка «Развития Отражение» в городе Самарканд
— Выставка «Апрель» в Галерее (Бонум Фактум) 2017
персональная выставка «Ты / это Я» (в галерее Бонум Фактум) 2017
— Выставка «Самоидентификация» театр Ильхом
— Выставка «Мгновение» национальная галерея Узбекистана (НБУ Галерея) 2019
— Персональная выставка «Без Рамок» (экспонат) 2020
— Персональная выставка «MAJNUN» (галерея Bonum Factum) 2021
— Выставка «Navqiron Òzbekiston» (Центральный выставочный зал) 2021
— Выставка Art Heritage by «G’uncha» (гостиница Hilton) 2021
— Выставка «I SEE NOW» (Central Park) 2021

OUR MANAGEMENT

Founder and CEO.
Producer of the practice center for Focus graduates

Maria Musakova

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Founder and CEO.
Producer of the practice center for Focus graduates

Maria Musakova

— Copyright owner of the business project, the training program of the «Film Making School» and the FOCUS <sup class=”reg”>®</sup> trademark.
— Producer of educational and professional films of the Practice Center for FOCUS graduates (more than 15 films).
— Graduated from the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, faculty of the Far East and South Asia languages, Japanese language and culture of Japan. Research topic for an internship in Japan — «Japanese Traditional Theater NO»
— International Certificate of knowledge of the Japanese language (Japanese 日本語能力試験) N2.
— Graduate of the Professional Management Program at the Uzbek-Japanese Center for Human Resource Development.
— Author of soundtracks for more than 12 films, including films «Homeland» (2006) and «The Lead» (2012).

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

— Screenwriter, film director.
— Honored Worker of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
— Chevalier of the Order «Mehnat Shukhrati» («Labor Glory»).
— Winner of many international awards.
— Scriptwriter and film director of more than 25 films.
— Complete filmography in Wikipedia.

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Teaching experience:
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent State Institute of Arts, Film Making Faculty;
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent Variety and Circus College,
— Acting classes in several studio schools at the Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan.
— Head and Founder of the youth Theater-Studio «LIK» (since 1985) in Tashkent.
— Head Master of the Theater Studio FOCUS, Stage Director

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