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 







Director:  Kymbat Adylbekova
Type:  short fiction
Director of photographer:  Bolsunbek Taalaibek uulu
Editor:  Eldiyar Madakim, Asan Jantaliev, Kymbat Adylbekova
Art-designers:  Tolgobek Koichumanov & Maksat Bolotbekov
Scriptwriters:  Toktobek Usenov & Kymbat Adylbekova
Sound:  Kalybek Sherniyazov
Producers:  Sadyk Sher-Niyaz & Farkhad Bekmanbetov
Music:  Aitegin Muratbek uule, DJXTZ


Meerim Atantaeva, Ilim Kalmuratov etc.


Artykpai Suyundukov
Genre:  drama 
Length:  13 min. 38 sec. 
Year of Production:  2015

A girl aged 23-25 is dancing in a club in a drunken state. Suddenly, she feels bad and leaves the place. She goes and enters the underground pass where a maniac following her all the time attacks her. She barely escapes and runs out into the street, where she sees a taxi cab and runs towards it. The taxi driver stops abruptly, and she sits in the car. The driver brings her home, but she says that she has no money and asks him whether she could bring the payment tomorrow. The taxi driver gives her his address and leaves. Next morning, the girl goes to look for driver’s home in order to thank him. When she approaches the house according to given address, the wife of the driver opens the door. The girl says that she came to thank him. A woman invites her inside and asks if she made a mistake, but girl replies that he had saved her yesterday. The woman tells her that this cannot be true, because her husband died 9 years ago.

Based on:

story "Return" written by Toktobek Usenov

Festivals, Awards & Prizes:

 1. IFF of the short movies "KOROCHE", Kaliningrad, Russia, 21-23 August, 2015

 2. Fifth Arthouse Film Festival, Kyrgyzstan, 27-28 August 2015

 3. 56th IFF BRNO, Czech Republic 14-17 October 2015

 4. Fifth IFF for student films "Bastau", Almaty, Kazakhstan, 21-25 October 2015

 5. Grand-Prix at the National competition at the Fifth IFF "Kyrgyzstan - the land of short movies", Bishkek, 12-15 December 2015

 6. Second Prize at the Aidyn Dogan competition, Istanbul Bilgi Univercity, Turkey, 12-15 December 2015 

 7. CinemAvvenire Film Festival, International contest, Rome, Italy, 2016

 8. Short Film Corner  Festival De Cannes, 11-22.05.2016