Festivals: call for entries

Kyrgyz films for the presentation at the Marche Du Film (Cannes Film Festival)


77th Cannes Film Festival: 14-25.05.2024 

Dates for Kyrgyz applicants: 06-12.05.2024 


Reception of applications for Kazan International Muslim Film Festival is still in progress


On February 1, submission for the XX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival started. The submission will last till June 1, 2024. The Selection Committee will finish its work by the beginning of July. After this, the official selection will be announced.


ALTERNATIVA FILM PROJECT call for entries: Development Lab


Deadline: 28.04.2024

Bukhara, Almaty and online, June-October 2024

Thursday, 16 November 2023 00:00

First Bishkek International Film Festival: Opening!


Place: Kyrgyz State Philarmony, Bishkek

Date: 17.11.2023 at 7 pm 




The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Sadyr Zhaparov, has signed the Decree “About Measures for the Development of the National Film Industry and Further Improvement of the System of State Support for the Cinematography of the Kyrgyz Republic”. Among the tasks set by the President for cinematographers of the KR is to hold annually a Bishkek IFF.


Fisrt Bishkek International Film festival

Dates: 17-21 November 2023

Place: Bishkek

Prize: Snow Leopard

Idea: President of the Kyrgyz Republic

The 1st festival will be dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov

Programs: National Competition, International Competition, Retrospective of films based on Aitmatov’s novels, Conference “Aitmatov & cinema”, CAF Pitch, Master-Classes, Turkish Cinema Week etc.




First Bishkek IFF: Programs & events:


   - The film festival is also dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Kyrgyz famous writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Retrospective screenings of films based on the works of the great writer will be held around the city. Experts on the work of Aitmatov will participate in panel discussions and negotiate future projects with local cinema figures. 


   - The festival program includes an opening ceremony at the Philharmonic Hall at 7 pm.


   - The guest of honor of the event is Turkan Soray, a Turkish actress, director and writer. One of the main works of the actress was a role in the movie based on the work of Chyngyz Aitmatov, shooted by turkish producers "My poplar in a red scarf".


   - Two competition programs will be held within the framework of the festival. 10 feature ilms will compete in the International competition, 8 feature films in the National competition. The jury consists of Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey), Philip Cheah (Singapore), Elena Dulgheru (Romania), Park Sung Young (Korea) and Gulsara Azhibekova (Kyrgyzstan).





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