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

Elnura Osmonalieva

Contacts: Keremet Film
mob.: +996 (772) 55 32 02
Date of birth: 12.01.1981
Education: Central Asian American University, International and comparative policy department  
                 In spring-2013 she was admitted to the Graduate Film program at the Tisch School ofthe Arts at the New York University and will be studying                  there from August 2013 onwards. It is a three year long Master of Fine Arts program. This school is considered to be number one in the USA                  and admission is highly competitive.
Crude works:
1998 «The Little Red Riding Hood»,VHS, 1.5 min., USA
2008 «Umut»,Mini DV, 8 min., Kyrgyzstan, in the network «Master-class of Ernest Abdyjaparov»
Short films:
2015 «Seide» (14 min.)
        Orizzonti An international competition at the 72nd Venice IFF, 2-12.09.2015, info here
2009 «Shamchyrak» (20 min.)
    Main prize of II Author Film Festival (among young people of Central Asia), 2009
    Prize The best direction, works screening of Master-class participants of Ernest Abdyjaparov
Documentary films:
2013 - «Kyrgyzland» (97 min.), National cinema award Ak Ilbirs for the best documentary, May 2014 
2010 «Almaz» (53 min.)
    Prize The best no feature full-length film at International youth festival «Stars of Shaken», Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2008
    Open festival «Kinoshok» of CIS and the Baltic countries, 2010
    Jury diploma at the III Open All-Russian Documentary film festival «Salt of Earth», Samara
    Jury diploma For contribution in raising questions about Human Right at the IV International Festival for Human Right documentaries «One World Kyrgystan», Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Actor and other filmography:
2006 «The shore» short feature film of Aibek Dairbekov – script co-author,  actor work
2007 «Boz Salkyn» full-length feature film of Ernest Abdyjaparov – actor work
2010 «Manas birth as a premonition» full-length documentary film of Nurbek Egen – as one of film hero
2010 «The light thief» full-length feature film of Aktan Arym Kubat - associate director

2010 «Thank you» short feature film of Ruslan Akunov - actor work


 Elnura Osmonalieva (photo made by Cholpon Chargynova)


72th Venice IFF, 10/09/2015, Red Carpet