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

Sunday, 17 September 2023 00:00

Alternativa Film Project. Presentation in Bishkek


Date. time & place: 19.09.23 at 7 pm, OloloPlanet (Yunusalieva, 80)




Alternativa Film Project is a new global non-profit film initiative aimed at supporting emerging filmmakers from developing film industries with financial, educational, and media endorsement.


The mission is to bring into the limelight those talents whose work can enrich our perception of the world and change it for the better. 


Every few years Alternativa will spotlight a different region, with Central Asia taking center stage in 2023.


The Alternativa Film Awards recognize the impact of local feature films, animated films, documentaries, and short films.


The inaugural ceremony takes place in early December 2023 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


The total prize fund stands at $100,000, to be equally divided among the five nominations.


The Alternativa Film Labs provide free and practical educational programs for different kinds of filmmakers — from young talents to producers and directors with accomplished projects.


This year the Labs include:


• Teen Lab (Bishkek, September—November) educates participants about the basics of cinema


• Impact Lab (Almaty, November) teaches filmmakers to create more sustainable and inclusive films


• Pitching Workshop (Online, October) trains producers and directors to present their projects and seek funding 


More details and application forms for the Awards and the Labs at alternativa.film


And this is just the beginning — stay tuned! Please share and subscribe to @alternativa_film