Festivals: call for entries

Kyrgyz films for the presentation at the Marche Du Film (Cannes Film Festival)


77th Cannes Film Festival: 14-25.05.2024 

Dates for Kyrgyz applicants: 06-12.05.2024 


Reception of applications for Kazan International Muslim Film Festival is still in progress


On February 1, submission for the XX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival started. The submission will last till June 1, 2024. The Selection Committee will finish its work by the beginning of July. After this, the official selection will be announced.


ALTERNATIVA FILM PROJECT call for entries: Development Lab


Deadline: 28.04.2024

Bukhara, Almaty and online, June-October 2024

Shailo Djekshenbaev

Work address: 4/14, Ahunbaev Streer Bishkek, 720044, Kyrgyzstan
mob.: +996 (772) 64 09 44
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Date of Birth: 16.02.194               
Education:  Workshop for professional photographers (master class Jean Gomi-Magnum Photos Agency, Paris)
Certificate of Professional Photographer Cinema Academy of Goskino USSR, Moscow 1979-1981
Diploma of Film Director Photo studio, Bishkek 1973- 1974
Frunze Polytechnic Institute, Bishkek 1971 - Diploma of Architect



Feature films:
2001 “My brother is Silk Road”
Short films:
2002 “The fly up”
Documentary films:
1998 «Mandala»
Directed animation films:
1983 “Three Brave Friends”
1984 “A Son Saves His Father”
1986 “Theater of Rustam the Buffoon”
 Developed architectural design of the State Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, 1972 (with a group of authors)



Solo Exhibition “WOSTOK” within the frameworks of the project “Month of photography” jointly with Christoph Grill, Austria Vienna 2008
International photo exhibition “Kyrgyzstan: Between The Past and The Future”, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Museum of Photography “Dom Metenkova”, 2008
International photo exhibition “Anikahandelt”, Austria, Vienna 2008
Solo Exhibition “Experiences of silence”, Bishkek 2008
Exhibition of contemporary art “Door. Epoch”, Bishkek 2007
4th Tashkent Biennale, 2007
Solo Exhibition “Belyi Jest”, Kunstmarke Vienna, 2007
Internation Art Exhibition “Paradox of Polarity”, Base Pacio Gallery, USA New-York 2007
Solo Exhibition “Steppes in the city”, Pawlatsche Gallery, Vienna 2006-2007
International Art Exhibit “Transborder _exclusion/inclusion”, Basement Gallery, during
Month of Photography, Vienna 2006
Bishkek International Modern Art Exhibit “…and Others”, Bishkek 2004 International Art Exhibit “NO MAD’S LAND”, Berlin 2002
International Art Exhibit “TRANS – FORMA”, Geneva 2002
International Art Exhibit “Inner Asia”, Bishkek 2002
Photo exhibit “Kyrgizstan through eyes of Japanese”, Kyoto, Osaka,
Japan 2000
National Art Exhibit “Labyrinth”, Bishkek 1998
Photo exhibit “From Yurta to the White House”, Lincoln, Nebraska,
USA 1995
Photo exhibit «Contemporary Art from post-soviet Asia», Тurin, Italy 2009
Photo exhibit «Turbulent World – Telling Time », Berlin, Germany 2009




National award of Toktogul for architectural design of the State Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, 1976
Diploma of International Festival of Asia, Africa and Latin America in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the animation film “A Son Saves His Father”, 1986
Grand Prix of “Festival Bastau’87” in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the best animation film for “Theater of Rustam the Buffoon”, 1987
Silver award of International Brooklyn Cinema Festival for short-length film “The Fly up”, New-York, 2002
“Gold Montgolfier” Grand Prix of 24th International Film Festival of the Three continents for full-length feature film “My brother Silk Road”, Nantes, 2002
“Gold Cyclo” Grand Prix of 9th International Film Festival of the movies of Asia, Vesoul, France, 2003
“Gold Gorghippia” Grand Prix of 11th Opening Festival of the movies of CIS and Baltia “Cinema Shock” for short-length film “The Fly up” , Anapu, Russia, 2002