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.

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 00:00

The film "Esimde" directed by Aktan Arym Kubat will be shown at the Cinema house


Date & time: 16.03.2023 at 5 pm

Place: Cinema House, Logvinenko, 13, Bishkek

The screening will be at the frame of Cinema Club "Alternative" named after G.Bazarov.





"Esimde" (This is what I remember)



The film “Esimde” tells a tragic story of turned into an amnesiac old man Zarlyk who after twenty-three years of ordeal in a foreign land, returns to his homeland. Events take place in a village in Kyrgyzstan, where he is brought by his matured son Kubat. Much has changed during his absence: the morals of the villagers, mired in the realities of a changing world, radicalization of Islam, growing crime, and moral corrosive corruption began to consume...


Zarlyk’s wife Umsunai, having lost hope of his return, went into religion, married the local authority Jaichy. The bright past invades the already accustomed Umsunai’s life. But nothing touches Zarlyk. An inexplicable passion for collecting garbage replaced him everything. Will the memory return to him and will Umsunai gain lost happiness when they are pressed by tight attitudes and immorality of the clergy, when love has eclipsed recklessness?


Festivals & awards:


1. World premiere - Tokyo IFF, 24.10-02.11.2022


2. Asian Oscar: Ceremony of "Asian Oscar" - APSA - Asian Pacific Screen Awards was in Australian today.  The film "Esimde" (This is what I remember) won Jury Grand Prize, 11.11.2022


3. XVI Eurasia International Film festival: Grand Prix, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 12-18.12.2022