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
Monday, 13 November 2023 00:00

First Bishkek IFF: Info about “Esimde” (This is what I remember, Kyrgyzstan) from International competition


Place & dates: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 17-21.11.2023 

Screening: 20 November 2023, at 2.20 pm, Ala-Too cinema




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



The film “Esimde” tells a tragic story of turned into an amnesiac old man Zarlyk who after twenty-three years of ordeal in a foreign land, returns to his homeland. Events take place in a village in Kyrgyzstan, where he is brought by his matured son Kubat.




Poster: Esimde



Aktan Arym Kubat




Born in Kuntuu village, Kyrgyzstan in 1957. Graduated from Kyrgyz State Art School in 1980. In 1993 has shot first short fiction film “The Swing” and won the best prize at Locarno IFF. Participant at many international film festivals and multiply awarded. Member of European Film Academy, Asian Pacific Screen Academy.