Festivals: call for entries

Cinema Department: New contest of scripts dedicated Ormon Khan

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2023_3_kg)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival currently looking for projects for Works in Progress selection

Work in Progress 2023:

At this event, producers and directors from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa will introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF.

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