Festivals: call for entries

"Media-K" accepts applications from filmmakers and creative groups to create socially significant content
Deadline: 18.00 - 25.10.2021

Pitching for short fiction films from Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan
Date: 15.09 - 15.11.2021
Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Salem Short — первый питчинг короткометражного жанрового кино от Salem

New film festival "Snow Leopard - Guardian of the Mountains"
Date: 27.08.2021
Place: Kyrgyzstan 
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:00

Headphones had selected into Asia/Africa Shorts Competition for 8th Dubai IFF, December 7-14 2011

(With new details):


Mr. Philip Cheah, famous expert from Singapore informed us about it.

Info about HEADPHONES:


«Headphones» - a film made to the anniversary of the April events in Kyrgyzstan.


Film HEADPHONES (Naushniki) made by Baktiyar Seytkaziev, Tumar-film, Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan, 2011, 15 min. Format - Bluy Ray.

Synopsis. She’s working for pennies. His life is wheelchair.
They are husband and wife, orphans forgotten by their country.
They are extras in this life, hostages of their own illusions.
What can they do for love? What a human nature can bear? And how to value man’s life and dignity? Or find an ultimate solution in headphones?

Script written by Baktiyar Seytkaziev & Maxim Mironenko
Film-director - Baktiyar Seytkaziev
Director of photography: Khasan Kydyraliev
Editor: Maxim Mironenko
Sound: Bakyt Niyazaliev
Music by Igor Marks

Nadejda - Alexandra Morozova
Victor - Philip Voloshin

Premierre was on the 5th of the April 2011 at Bishkek's Cinema House


Info about HEADPHONES's film-director:


Baktiyar Seitkaziev graduated as a linguist, yet served the path from television journalism to cinematograph. He started his career with kicking off a television news service on the Pyramid channel (Bishkek) in 1993. Mr. Seitkaziev continued with the endure and hard work in production of advertising, musical videos, and documentaries for Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

2009 – released his first work, “The Letters From A Far” movie. Budget: 87,000 USD. Toll of DVDs sold: 8,000 copies.
2010 – “Zhanym” television serial filmed for the “Khabar” agency (Kazakhstan). 78 episodes, 26 minutes each episode, project lifetime: six months, audience: 6 million viewers.
2011 – “Headphones” short movie introduced at a film festival.
Nowadays, is a co-owner of the Tumar Film Company.



Some short films made by Kyrgyz film-directors took part at The Dubai International Film Festival:


In 2008 - Everything is ok by Akjol Bekbolotov had awarded - Silver Muhr - Second Prize.

In 2009 - The Loss by Nurlan Asanbekov was screened into Asia/Africa Shorts Competition

In 2010 - The Earrings by Nargiza Mamatkulova had awarded Gold Muhr - First Prize.

In 2011 - Headphones by Baktiyar Seitkaziev will be screened into Asia/Africa Shorts Competition


Gulbara Tolomushova