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.

Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00
 Night Accident

Temirbek Birnazarov
Type of the film: 
feature full-length film, DCP
Director of photographer:
Kabyljan Khamidov
Ziregul Kubandyk kyzy
Production designer
Bayishbek Issmanov
Nurifa Umeralieva & Temirbek Birnazarov based on novels by Talip Ibraimov
Sound: Kalybek Sherniyazov
Composer: Asylbek Ozubekov
Gulmira Kerimova
Actors (main roles): 
 Akylbek Abdykalykov & Dina Jakob
Line producer: 

Asel Zaripova

Production period: 
Autumn 2016 - Summer 2017
90 min.
World premiere: 
Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, 26th of the November 2017 - won Grand-Prix
National premiere and release:  

Bishkek, Ala-Too cinema, 28th of the June 2018, release of the film began on the following day - June 29, 2018 and continues to the present time


A 70-years-old man is driving a car being mad, and suddenly he runs down a young girl. Since that moment affectionate sentiments start to appear between them.

1) Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, 2017, Grand-Prix
2) Dhaka IFF, Bangladesh, January 2018
3) Bengaluru IFF, India, February 2018
4) Fajr IFF, Tehran, Iran, 19-27 April, 2018
5) London New East Cinema IFF, screening was on the April 25, 2018
6) Qingdao, China, Film Festival of the countries-participants of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, 13-18 June, 2018 - Best male role (Akylbek Abdykalykov)
7) Eurasia IFF, Astana, Kazakhstan, 1-6 July, 2018, International panorama
8) Kinoshock FF, Anapa, Russia, 2-9.09.2018, Main competition
9) Helsinki IFF, Finland, 20-30 September 2018
10) Didor IFF, Dushanbe, October 2018, Main Competition 
11) Asian World Film Festival, October 24 - November 1, 2018, Los-Angeles, USA, best male role

12) Hanoi IFF, November 2018 
13) APSA-2018: the Best Performance by an Actor award, 29.11.2018, Brisbane, Australia
14) 23rd IFF Kerala (India), main competition, 7-13.12.2018


Awards & Prizes: 
 1) Grand-Prix at the Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, 2017
 2) Award for the Best male role at the Qingdao Film Festival for SCO countries, 2018
 3) Two awards at the Kinoshock FF-2018: for best cinematography and for best music
 4) Asian World Film Festival, October 24 - November 1, 2018, Los-Angeles, USA, best male role
Kyrgyzfilm, 2017