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Sten-Kristian Saluveer is Estonian, but Japan based film and music producer, technology entrepreneur & media researcher whose work ranges from electronic music to film scoring, sound and multimedia design, feature films, and technology & policy advisory in the creative, media & technology industries
He has worked at several managerial positions for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - the latest to join the FIAPF’s acclaimed Competitive Feature Film Festivals - the A class category serving as Production Director, Asian Programmer and most recently Head of Development & Special Projects. Meanwhile he consults various governmental and private organisations on European and Asian collaboration, technology and innovation and the impact of technology on the film and media sector including the European Commission, Cannes Marche Du Film, Open Estonia Foundation, Helsinki Tallinn Euregio and others.
Sten holds a degree in Electronic Media from Concordia International University, has an extensive follow up education Cultural Management & Japanese studies, and holds a Master’s Degree with Honor’s in Interdisciplinary Information Science from University of Tokyo. Currently Saluveer is completing his PhD in the ITASIA program of UTokyo on the transformation of the national film industries to content industries.
He has promoted Japanese films, music and culture in Europe since the early 2000s organising tours of well known artists such as Cromagnon, Jazztronk and Kuniyuki. He has pioneered Baltic-Asian co- productions including the first Estonian-Korean collaboration ANGRY PAINTER (2015), Korean superstar driven melodrama A MAN AND A WOMAN (2016), the first Estonian-Lao-French co- production DEAREST SISTER (2016) and the first Latvian-Japanese co-production MAGIC KIMONO (2016). He also served as the director’s liason for an acclaimed omnibus feature 60 SECONDS OF SOLITUDE IN YEAR ZERO.
Sten has published articles of Asia-Europe collaboration film, music, and digital media or various publications such as Screen international and Eesti Ekspress, he also writes frequently for local publications and consults and moderates on creative industries, media, technology & Asia.