Festivals: call for entries

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2024_kg)

Call for entries: The VI Film Forum Of Women Film Directors Of Kyrgyzstan


Deadline: 01.03.2024


XI Forum of the young cinema Umut-2024


Dates & place: 28.03-01.04.24, 2024, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organizer: Cinema Department with support: Interstate humanitarian cooperation fund
Participants: Ex-Soviet countries
Friday, 10 November 2023 00:00

First Bishkek IFF: Info about "The Path" (Altai/RF) from International competition


Place & dates: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 17-21.11.2023 

Screening: 19 November 2023, at 10 am, Ala-Too cinema


The Parth


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


Awards: Two awards at the Spirit of Fire International Film Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 2023



A family lives in the valley. High steep mountains and not a big clearing. The father of the family, as soon as morning comes, goes to the mountains to cut a path until the dead of night. The wife is at home, chopping, pounding, repairing, and raising her son. The main character, the husband, Aduchi, is obsessed with the idea of cutting a path through the mountains. Aduchi's wife, Karagys, is silent and strict. She is a hunter, a carpenter, if something needs to be fixed around the house, she is both a mother and a wife. She lives in the present, here and now. Karagys thinks that a path is a road to nowhere. How long will the family idyll last?





Mikhail Kulunakov




Mikhail was born on January 6, 1986 in the village of Shebalino, Shebalinsky district of the Altai Territory.  


In 2003 graduated from the Republican Classical University and entered the Novosibirsk State University in the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. 


In 2006 he came to St. Petersburg. In the summer of the same year, he entered the University of Cinema and Television in the workshop of directing feature films Aksenov V.E. and Semenyuk V.F.


In 2011, he defended his diploma. From 2010 to 2011 he lived and worked in Siberia, shooting several documentaries commissioned by local television.


2012 worked at the Boris Eifman Ballet Theater. 


2015 - moved to Gorno-Altaysk, opened a theatre studio TPP (Creative experimental studio), as well as a film studio "Altayfilm"