Festivals: call for entries

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


Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2024_kg)
Tuesday, 20 June 2023 00:00

THE GIFT was invited for Official Competition in the 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)


Invitation Category: Youth Film

The Gift: new film made by Dalmira Tilepbergen


Presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film where cinematic excellence shines. With films from over 78 countries and areas in the region, APSA honours filmmaking that best reflects its cultural origins and the diversity of the Asia Pacific.









Based on true events, The Gift tells the tragic story of a young seven year old girl, who is lead to believe that the mole on her lip is a gift from God and that all her wishes will come true.

Arno lives with her parents, three sisters and grandfather in a remote pasture within the high, majestic mountains of Central Asia. Her mother is pregnant and her father's only wish is for her to give birth to a son.

Arno leads a carefree life and wishes to be the son her father has never had. However, nothing lasts forever and their world is soon to be destroyed by encroaching civilization

The family's fragile existence is also in jeopardy, as Arno's doubt about her father's love for her, breaks their spiritual relationship.

As events unfold, unfulfilled desires rise to the surface leading to an unexpected tragedy...


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