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 
Sunday, 23 June 2019 00:00
XV Eurasia IFF: 'Olma Djon' will be shown in the special program 
Where & when: Nur-Sultan, Qazaqstan, 30.06 - 06.07.2019
The Eurasia International Film Festival, established in 1998, is the major film forum in Central Asia accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). The Festival’s main goals are to support the film industry in Qazaqstan and the whole region, to develop an international collaboration, cultural exchange and film industry relationships between the filmmakers of Europe and Asia by building the platform for successful cooperation between Asia and Europe.
OLMA DJON tells the journey of BOLOT, a father who, despite his efforts, doesn’t succeed in communicating with his 7 years old daughter OLMA, who refuses to speak, as a result of communication problems in their family. He is desperate when a Shaman Woman comes to help. Seduced by her gentle lullaby singing , he goes over the fence of his own yard. He finds himself in a snowy apple tree orchard, his secret garden, frozen for so many years. Following the singing shamanic voice, BOLOT crosses his own unconsciousness. He meets his ancestors who give him “Bata”, Kazakh benediction, and finally, his Mother who is waiting for him under the Apple Tree. She sings for him the lullaby of his childhood. This reconciliation gives him the capacity to communicate to his Daugher - Love.
Director & writer: Victoria Yakubova
Producer & editor: Herve Schneid
Producer: Ariel Assenova
Cinematographer: Iskander Narymbetov
Starring: Aziz Beyshenaliev, Natasha Mashkevich, Aysha Berikkizi, Saltanat Tashimova
Production: France & Qazaqstan, 2019, 72'
Special event: "From the heart of Eurasia" - 04.07.2019 at 6 pm, Eurasia IFF, Nur-Sultan, Qazaqstan
Aziz Beyshenaliev (Father) in film 'Olma Djon'
Natasha Mashkevich (Mother) in film 'Olma Djon'
Victoria Yakubova, director of the film 'Olma Djon'

Victoria Yakubova was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, former Soviet Union, in 1977. In 1990, at the age of 13, due to the 90’s events there, she immigrates with her family to Israel. After finishing her Military Service she works as web designer and gains several prices all over the world as Best Web Designer. In 2002 she leaves Israel to realise her Biggest Dream: carry out her film studies in Paris, France. After finishing her studies she directs several short feature films, works many years in production (“What Happened here” by Rob Nilson, etc…), writes scripts, works with Ronit Elkabetz’s in Paris, thei write a script together, left unfinished as Ronit passed away. She writes and direct a theater play “Barbara and Brassens” in Israel, studies acting in Haim Bouzaglo’s class, and studies Jodorowsky’s Tarots of Marseille during 3 years. In 2014 she returns to her homeland by chance, which gives "Treasure" (13’). In 2016 Victoria writes a story « Chez moi » that will be soon published . In 2016 Victoria arrives to Kazkahstan to shoot her first feature film “OLMA DJON”. Today Victoria pepares her new project CINECITTA in Rome.


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