Sten-Kristian Saluveer is Estonian film and audiovisual media producer, festival manager and content & technology entrepreneur focusing on East-Asian cinema and film industries specifically Japan and South-Korea.
He holds a BA in Electronic Media (film and television production, communications) from ConcordianUniversity Estonia, MA with honors from The University of Tokyo, and is currently finishing his dissertation on the transformation of the film and festival industries. He has further educated himself in New Media & Communications (Jönköping University, Sweden), Cultural Management (Estonian Music Academy), and Japanese Studies (Tallinn University, Estonia).
Sten has served as Industry Director and Asian programmer for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - one ofthe 15 A class film festivals in the world, the Festival Director of Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, the CEO of Plektrum - the Festival of Visual Sound, and has served as a jury member,consultant and advisor for several festivals, and govermental organizations including the European Commission, the European Capital of Culture, the Cannes Marche du Film film market, Estonian National Broadcasting, and the Udine Far East Film Festival on co-productions, film, restoration, technology and media digitalization and innovation.
Sten has been the driving force behind the pioneering film collaboration agreement between the Korean Film Council and Estonian Film Institute, and has kickstarted Asian co-productions with Northern Europe including Angry Painter (2014, Korea-Estonia, dir. Jeon Kyuhwan), Man and Woman (2015, Korea, dir. Lee Joon ki,) Dearest Sister (2016, Laos-France-Estonia dir. Mattie Do), and Magic Kimono ( 2017, Japan-Latvia, dir. Maris Martinsons) Most recently he works as a founder and CEO of content, IP and media technology incubator - Storytek Creative Hub launched in Autumn 2017 (storytek.eu).