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)
Monday, 06 November 2023 00:00

First Bishkek International Film Festival: International competition


Place: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dates: 17-21.11.2023 

Prize: Snow Leopard


The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Sadyr Zhaparov, has signed the Decree “About Measures for the Development of the National Film Industry and Further Improvement of the System of State Support for the Cinematography of the Kyrgyz Republic”. Among the tasks set by the President for cinematographers of the KR is to hold annually a Bishkek IFF.


First Bishkek IFF: International competition


10 feature ilms will compete in the International competition. The jury consists of Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey), Philip Cheah (Singapore), Elena Dulgheru (Romania), Park Sung Young (Korea) and Gulsara Azhibekova (Kyrgyzstan).


International competition: List of films:


 - “This Is What I Rememeber” by Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Netherland, France, 2022, 105’


 - “Fallen Leaves” by Aki Kaurismäki, Finland-Germany, 2023, 81’


 - “Parallax” by Shahram Ebrahimi, Iran, 2023, 80’


 - “Whispers of fire & water” by Lubdhak Chatterjee, India, 2023, 83’


 - “Let's Go! Ishikawa!” by Takashina Takumi, Japan, 2022, 79’


 - “Between Two World” by Emmanuel Carrere, France, 2022, 106’


 - “Sunday” by Shokir Kholikov, Uzbekistan, 2023, 97'


 - “The Path” by Mikhail Kulunakov, Altay/Russia, 2023, 100’


 - “Don’t bury me without Ivan” by Lyubov’ Borisova, Sakha/Russia, 2022, 124’


 - “Scream” by Kenzhebek Shaikakov, Kazakhstan, 2023, 108’