- North American Premiere on 10 November 2018: Hawaii International Film Festival (8-18 November 2018)
- closing film on 16 November: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (8-16 November 2018)

10/31/18: At the China Film Week of the Tokyo International Film Festival WISH YOU WERE HERE was awarded the Gold Crane Award "China-Japan Film Exchange Contribution". Congratulations!

10/04/18: On 3 October BLESSED BENEFIT had its German TV premiere on arte.
07/08/18: CENTAUR has been released on DVD by good!movies in Germany and by Epicentre Films in France.


06/18/18: My work on WISH YOU WERE HERE is done. Immensely beautiful film by Kenneth Bi, starring Faye Yu, Takao Osawa and introducing Ayane Kinoshita. Our soloists were quite busy this time. Fantastic violin solos by Stefan Pintev, and Riccardo Rocchi was equally busy with some tricky guitar parts. The final mix in Taipei was awesome.

In the meantime a first teaser has been released:

02/23/18: BLESSED BENEFIT is now available on DVD in Germany under the title GELOBT SEI DER KLEINE BETRÜGER.

02/09/18: CENTAUR was the closing film at this year's Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie.
01/20/18: The soundtrack to CENTAUR is now available on CD as well.
12/14/17: CENTAUR was last shown at the Dubai International Film Festival.
12/09/17: At the Festival Autorskog Filma the award for Best Cinematography went to Khasan Kydyraliyev for CENTAUR. Congratulations!
Aktan Arym Kubat's movie was also nominated for the Cultural Diversity Award of the UNESCO at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and was last shown at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
My music for CENTAUR is now available digitally. A CD release will follow.

11/20/17: Aktan Arym Kubat won the "Award of the President of the Republic of Belarus for humanism and spirituality in cinema" for CENTAUR at the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad. Congratulations!
The film was also shown in competition at this year's Malatya International Film Festivals as well as at the Arras Film Festival and the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg.