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.

Monday, 08 August 2011 00:00

The High Flight by Sharofat Arabova from Tadjikistan will be shown at the Third Art-house film festival



Synopsis: A small boy, born deaf-and-dumb, lives in a circus and passionately dreams about becoming acrobat. In order to know his future he goes to the Gipsy marquee, to the prophetess Meshkenet. She looked at his palm and foretold an unfortunate life for him. Believing in the foreteller but still wishing to realize his dream the boy decides to change his destiny.


Scriptwriter and director: Sharofat Arabova
2010, 11 min. India-Tajikistan


Biography of Sharofat Arabova
Born in 1985, Sharofat Arabova grew up in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She is a pass out from State Artistic College by M.Olimov. She has done her graduation in Culturology from Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University. In her final year she got interested in theatre and film criticism. She has done several theatrical works as a production and costume designer. At the same time she used to write film reviews, published in tajik newspapers. In 2007 she published a book “Documentary in Tajik culture of XX century”. She is a post-graduate student in Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography by A.Donish of Academy of Science of Tajikistan. Since 2007 she is a student of direction of Film and Television Institute of India, based in Pune, India.


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