Festivals: call for entries

Entry Form: the National Award Ak Ilbirs-2018



Call the entries: the National Award Ak Ilbirs-2018


Cinema Department: new competition for the film about Kojomkul

Kojomkul was born in the Suusamyr valley in 1889 and died in 1955 at the age of 66. As an adult he stood 2.3m tall (7 feet 5 inches) and weighed 164kg (nearly 26 stone). Encouraged by his superhuman size and strength, he participated in many competitive bouts of strength in his youth. On one occasion, he took part in a wrestling competition in the Toktogul area where he beat many better-known wrestlers and won the prize of 50 sheep and several mares, which he is said to have distributed to the poor of his village. By the late 1920s there was no-one to rival him in Kyrgyzstan, and in the region as a whole the only challenge came from the Kazakh wrestler Cholok Balaban who he eventually fought and beat in the 23rd minute of an inter-republic wrestling contest.



  • Thursday, 22 March 2018

    Meerim Dogdurbekova in France


    Short fiction Bakyt made by young Kyrgyz film-director Meerim Dogdurbekova was shown at Official Short Film Competition at 40th International Women's Film Festival that was run on March 9-17, 2018 in Creteil, France. 

  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    Happy Nooruz!
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    Nooruz-2018: celebration in Kyrgyzfilm

  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018

    Nooruz-2018: Cinema awards for several best persons
    Head of Cinema Department gave Cinema awards to several best persons in Kyrgyz cinema, ceremony was held on March 20, 2018, on the eve of the celebration Nooruz, New Year for all Turkic-speaking and Persian-speaking peoples.
  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018

    Nooruz-2018: A festive event organized by the Embassy of Iran
    There was on March 19, 2018 at Kyrgyz National Drama Theatre.
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