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 
Friday, 24 September 2021 00:00
IX Forum of the young cinema Umut-2021: "18 Kilohertz" - film of the closing
Dates: 20-25 September, 2021
Place: Bishkek, Ala-Too cinema
Time of the closing: 24.09.21 between 17.00 - 19.00
Organizer: Cinema Department
Support: Interstate humanitarian cooperation fund
Participants: Ex-Soviet countries

«18 Kilohertz»




«18 Kilohertz» by Farkhat Sharipov, Kazakhstan, 82', 2020

Grand Prix of Warsaw IFF 2020, Grand Prix of Kazan IFF of muslim cinema 2021


Gulnara has lost her piece of jewelry and suspects her son - young Sanzhar. Sanzhar, meanwhile, is looking for freedom, which he’s being drawn into by his best friend, Dzhaga. Theyare searching for freedom while breaking all rules, opening all doors where there’s written “no entry”, going there - where they think, that same freedom is hidden.


Farkhat Sharipov


Short bio of Farkhat Sharipov


Farkhat Sharipov was born on 4 December 1983 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2001-2007 — Graduated Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after Zhurgenov

2008 – Graduated New York Film Academy




2010 – “The Tale of a Pink Bunny”, 105 min – social drama about rich kids — Main Competition Eurasia IFF, Kulager award – “Director of the year”, special screenings in Los Angeles, Moscow.


2013 – “Nothing to Do with Aliens” – comedy, 115 min.


2016 – “4+1” — drama about orphan children, 101 min – Busan IFF


2018 – “The Secret of a Leader” — social drama, 97 min – Busan IFF, Moscow IFF — GRAND PRIX, Aimanov IFF (Jury prize, NETPAC Prize), Eurasia IFF — Grand Prix, Filmfest Hamburg, Minsk IFF — LISTAPAD, Guwahati IFF, World Asian FF, Hanoi IFF