Inspired by the ancient Silk Road, Silk Road Film Salon (SRFS) focuses primarily on topics and cross-regional film production along the ancient Silk Road route from Europe to China/Asia. SRFS embraces cultural differences and aims at promoting a deeper reciprocal understanding through collaborative activities and its products.

SRFS has an unique multi-cultural core team to achieve its goal.

Jia Zhao, Dr
Jia Zhao, Dr founder/producer
Jia Zhao (1973, born in Chengdu-city China) studied both life sciences and visual arts (Rietveldt Academy) in China, Japan and the Netherlands. Jia lives and works since nearly twenty years in the Netherlands and masters multiple languages (Chinese, Japanese, English, Dutch). Jia holds art exhibitions of her works since 2005. After years of senior management experience at international companies, Jia gets actively involved in film production since 2012/2013. She has solid Chinese network and works with producers/directors in Europe and Asia. The recent productions include Frank Scheffer (The Perception/de waarneming, IFFR 2016; Inner Landscape, Holland Festival 2015); Aboozar Amini (Where is Kurdistan?, IFFR 2016; Angelus Novus, IFFR 2015); Yan Ting Yuen (Mr Hu and the Temple, in competition at IDFA 2015), Laetitia Schoofs (Unbinding Feet, in co-production with ARTE/ZDF 2014-2016) , Sean Wang (Arks of Confucius 2015-2017). Jia is also the founder/producer at MUYI FILM and co-founder at CHINA EUROPE DOCSALON. Jia promotes the concept of film production via collaboration between the West and the East crew to create synergic artistic values.
Aboozar Amini
Aboozar Amini founder/director
Aboozar Amini (1985, Bamiyan Afghanistan) moved to the Netherland when he was thirteen. In 2010 Aboozar graduated from the Gerirt Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. His graduate film ‘KabulTehranKabul’ was granted the Wildcard 2010 award by the Dutch Film Funds. His second documentary ‘On the string of forgetfulness’ won the Servin Blanchet Award at the Human right film festival in Kabul Afghanistan in 2013 and the best documentary film at Afghan Documentary Film Festival Stockholm in 2014. Supported by eight international scholarships, Aboozar followed his MA in film making in 2012-2014 at the renowned London Film School (LFS) under supervision of well-known filmmakers such as Mike Leigh and his team. He has been since 2009 actively making films in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan since his BA time. His recent short film ‘Angelus Novus’ (2015) premiered at IFFR2015 and was selected for many important festivals. And his last short film ‘Where is Kurdistan’ premiered recently at IFFR 2016. Aboozar has broad network with young professionals in regions along the Silk Road like Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey etc.