Festivals: call for entries

Cinema Department: New contest of scripts dedicated Ormon Khan

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2023_3_kg)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival currently looking for projects for Works in Progress selection

Work in Progress 2023:

At this event, producers and directors from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa will introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 00:00
 Heavenly Nomadic

Mirlan Abdykalykov
Type of the film: 
feature full-length film, DCP
Director of photographer: 
Talant Akynbekov
Murat Ajiev & Eldiyar Madakim
Production designer
Adis Seytaliev
Aktan Arym Kubat & Ernest Abdyjaparov
Sound: Murat Ajiev & Bakyt Niyazaliev
Composer: Murzali Jeenbaev
Sadyk Sher-Niyaz
 Altynai Koichumanova
Actors (main roles): 
Jibek Baktybekova (Umsunai), Talaikan Abazova (Shaiyr), Anara Nazarkulova (Karachach), Tabyldy Aktanov (Akylbek), Jenishbek Kangeldiev (Ermek), Myrza Subanbekov (Ulan)
Line producer: 
Tynchtyk Abylkasymov
Production period: 
From July 18, 2014
78 min.
World premiere:  
Karlovy Vary IFF, July 2015


A family of nomads lives in the remote high mountains of Kyrgyzstan: old herdsman Tabyldy, his old wife Karachach, their daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their 7-year-old granddaughter Umsunai. Shaiyr's eldest son Ulan studies at the city and visits them only during summer holidays. Shaiyr's husband died long time ago, he was carried away by the river. Shaiyr decided to stay in the family thanks to her incredible attachment to this wonderful, already native, land, this people... They keep horses, life goes on as usual on the background of beautiful scenery of the mountain gorge. But there's another one resident of the area appears in Shaiyr's life. Meteorologist Ermek, who's station is located not so far from the herdsman's house...

1) Karlovy Vary, 3-11.07.2015, program East of the West
2) The Open festival of the cinema for CIS, Georgia and Baltic countries, 13-20.09.2015 in Anapa, Russia, main competition
3) Eleventh Eurasia International Film Festival, main competition, 19-25 of the September, 2015 

4) The Jasmine IFF, Iran, 03.-08.10.2015

5) Asian World Film Festival, LA, US, 26.10-02.11.2015

6) Sao-Paulo IFF, Brazil, 22.10 - 04.11.2015

7) The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, India, 29.10-05.11.2015

8) Cottbuss IFF, Germany, 03-08.11.2015

9) XXII Listapad IFF, Minsk, Belarus, 06-13.11.2015 

10) XXXVII Cairo IFF, 11-20.11.2015

11) XXXVII Festival Des 3 Continents, 24.11-01.12.2015

12) II Silver Akbuzat IFF, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, 9-12.12.2015

13) Awards Buzz Program at the 27th Palm Springs IFF, 01-11.01.2016

14) Dhaka IFF, Bangladesh, 14-22.01.2016



Awards & Prizes: 
1) FEDEORA Awards by Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean for the best film from East of the West competition section at the Karlovy Vary IFF. 2015
2) Grand-Prix at the Kinoshock Film Festival, Anapa, Russia, 2015
3) Grand-Prix at the XI Eurasia IFF, Almaty, 2015
4) Silver Gateway Award at the The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 29.10-05.11.2015
5) "From Cottbus to Cinema" Distribution Support Prize for a Festival Film at the Cottbuss IFF, Germany, 03-08.11.2015
6) Prize of the President of Belarus and Prize of the CIS countries at the Listapad IFF, Minsk, 06-13.11.2015
7) APSA - NETPAC Development Prize, 26.11.2015, Brisbane, Australia 
8) Prize for the direction at the II IFF Silver Akbuzat, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia
 Aitysh-film & Oy Art, 2015, Kyrgyz language with English subtitles