Festivals: call for entries

"Media-K" accepts applications from filmmakers and creative groups to create socially significant content
Deadline: 18.00 - 25.10.2021

Pitching for short fiction films from Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan
Date: 15.09 - 15.11.2021
Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Salem Short — первый питчинг короткометражного жанрового кино от Salem

New film festival "Snow Leopard - Guardian of the Mountains"
Date: 27.08.2021
Place: Kyrgyzstan 
Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:00
Bekzat Pirmatov - info about director here
Type of the film: 
feature full-length film, 2K, DCP
Directors of photography:

Mirlan Satkymbaev

Erkinaly Kyshtobaev

Rysbek Bokeev

Erkinaly Kyshtobaev, Rysbek Bokeev
Production designer
Black comedy
Bekzat Pirmatov
Sound: Bakyt Niyazaliev
Composer: Alexander Yurtaev
Iskhak Pirmatov

Albina Imasheva, Marat Amiraev, Bolot Tentimyshov, Baktybek Mamytov, Jenishbek Nazaraliev, Dina Jakob, Jyldyzbek Kaseinov, Kumar Jalilov

Line producer: 
Izat Moltoev
Production period: 
from 28.09.2016 to september 2018
100 min.
World premiere:  

October 6, 2018 - 23rd Busan Int.Film Festival, 4-13.10.2018, New Currents Competition


Built during the Soviet era, the Aurora sanatorium serves as a mirror of the country of Kyrgyzstan. The events all occur over one day, reflecting current national problems such as Chinese expansion, infringement of women’s rights, poverty, corruption and lost youth.

National release

1) 02-09.09.2019, at the Cinema 'Russia', Bishkek

2) From 26.09.2019 - all cinemas in Kyrgyzstan

Awards & Prizes: 
1) Best direction at the IV Silver Akbuzat IFF, Ufa, Russia, 24-27.08.2019 
2) Special jury prize at the 5th Asian World Film Festival, LA, USA, 6-14.11.2019
3) NETPAC Award at The 14th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19-23.11.2019
Production studio "toptash" with support of Cinema Department, 2018, Kyrgyzstan, On Kyrgyz and Russian languages with English subtitles

1) 23rd Busan IFF - 4-13.10.2018, New Currents

2) 29th Tromsø IFF -14-20.01.2019, East Horizon

3) 20th Black Movie IIFF - 18-27.01.2019, The Underside of History

4) 15th Eurasia IFF (Nur-Sultan) - 30.06 - 06.07.2019, main competition

5) 4th Silver Akbuzat IFF (Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia) - 24-27.08.2019, competition, award for the best direction

6) 20th Asiatica Film Festival (Roma, Italy) - 1-10.10.2019,  Nuovo Cinema Sacher in Trastevere

7) Oscar-2020: Long-list

8) Moscow premiere IFF (Moscow) - 29.10-03.11.2019, competition

9) 5th Asian World Film Festival, LA, USA, 06-14.11.2019, main competition

10) The 14th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19-23.11.2019, competition

11) 8th Bastau International Film Festival, Almaty, Kazakhsan, 3-7.12.2019, competition




First review here



Second review here