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13 Open North Caucasus festival for cinema & TV "Kunaki" 


Where: Dagestan, Makhachkala

Wneh: 4-10.10.2019

Call for entries: from now until August 15th, 2019


Kyrgyz Cinema
Short fiction from Kyrgyzstan will be shown at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Short fiction from Kyrgyzstan will be shown at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 
Dates of the festival: 2-10.05.2019
Edition of the festival: 35
Title of the film: I'll Be A Star
Director: Sultankazy Pirzhanuulu
Day of the screening: May 9, 2019, it will be first screening


Info about film: Alai films, 2018, 18', Kyrgyzstan-USA, drama, family, social issues, on the Kyrgyz language with English subtitles


Status of the screening: US premiere


Synopsis. When Azat is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he does everything he can to make sure his family will be comfortable in the future. While Azat and his brother Bek spend their limited time together, their mother fights to save Azat’s life.


Director: Sultankazy Pirzhan Uulu
Executive Producer: Nurbek Atambaev
Director of Photography: Tumar Ibraimov
Composer: Katerina Tolkishevskaya
Writer: Guljan Toktogul

Actors: Albina Imashova, Arlen Asylbek Uulu, Adilet Jumaliev, Aziz Muradilaev, Anara Nazarkulova


I'll Be A Star


I'll Be A Star


Sultankazy Pirzhan Uulu, director


Information about Director Sultankazy Pirzhan Uulu:


Originally from the city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Sultankazy moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue a career in film. Focusing on directing, script writing, and producing, he enjoys all aspects of the film industry and since 2015 has been an integral part of the Asian World Film Festival team. During 2017 Sultankazy worked at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival as a Production Coordinator. In addition, he has spent the past 6 years as a volunteer for various non-profit organizations in Kyrgyzstan and the United States. "A'll Be A Star" his debut.


Guljan Toktogul, script-writer


Actress Albina Imashova with young actors: Arlen Asylbek Uulu & Adilet Jumaliev



Established in 1983 by VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) is the largest film festival in Southern California dedicated to showcasing films by and about Asians & Pacific Islanders around the world. We were recently named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017” by MovieMaker Magazine!


The Festival presents approximately 150 films and mediaworks that celebrates Asian Pacific filmmakers and stories. The Festival’s highlights include an Opening and Closing Night Celebration, a Festival Centerpiece presentation, a full complement of industry panels and workshops, and a variety of special events. Positioned to lead-off annual activities in support of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Festival attracts entertainment celebrities, civic and community leaders, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts in a week-long celebration of the ongoing accomplishments by Asian Pacific cinematic artists.


The Festival has brought established, emerging, and award-winning filmmakers to the public’s attention, including Andrew Ahn, Gregg Araki, Shonali Bose, Lino Brocka, Aneesh Chaganty, Tanuj Chopra, Davy Chou, Chen Kaige, Christine Choy, Curtis Choy, Michael Kang, Lena Khan, Stanley Kwan, Ang Lee, Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Raymond Red, Miike Takashi, Renee Tajima-Peña, Justin Tipping, Ham Tran, Wayne Wang, Wong Kar-wai, WongFu Productions, John Woo, Ruby Yang, Jessica Yu, and many others.


The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival for Short Film Awards. Recipient(s) of the Film Festival’s Golden Reel Award for Narrative Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live-Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®.


Website of the festival