Festivals: call for entries

Entry Form: the National Award Ak Ilbirs-2018



Call the entries: the National Award Ak Ilbirs-2018


Cinema Department: new competition for the film about Kojomkul

Kojomkul was born in the Suusamyr valley in 1889 and died in 1955 at the age of 66. As an adult he stood 2.3m tall (7 feet 5 inches) and weighed 164kg (nearly 26 stone). Encouraged by his superhuman size and strength, he participated in many competitive bouts of strength in his youth. On one occasion, he took part in a wrestling competition in the Toktogul area where he beat many better-known wrestlers and won the prize of 50 sheep and several mares, which he is said to have distributed to the poor of his village. By the late 1920s there was no-one to rival him in Kyrgyzstan, and in the region as a whole the only challenge came from the Kazakh wrestler Cholok Balaban who he eventually fought and beat in the 23rd minute of an inter-republic wrestling contest.

Sunday, 03 December 2017 00:00

Main Award of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival


The awards of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival were presented at the Award Ceremony of the festival held in the Russian Theatre in the evening of the 2nd of December.



Jury members: 
Dennis Davidson, Zeynep Atakan, Graziano Diana, Ivo Felt, Zygmunt Krauze, Naoko Ogigami, Laila Pakalnina





Grand Prix
Grant of 10,000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer

Night Accident / Tunku Kyrsyk

Director: Temirbek Birnazarov
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2017

Jury comments:
Captured our hearts with its simple, yet immersive story of a man who has been tortured by life’s travails. The accident gives him a rich opportunity to lighten his being and distracts him from an even darker journey and he takes it with both hands.



Black Nights Festival Director Tiina Lokk, film-director Temir Birnazarov,

actress Dina Jakob and support group



Night Accident group greeting Festival Director and Jury of Official Selection


21st Black Nights Film Festival (2017) - winners!










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