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

Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

A film Oedipus by Ovlyakuly Khodjakuly will be shown in Bishkek the first time.
From 22nd - 24th April 2011, Bishkek will host an international Aralash fusion festival. The Aralash fusion festival facilitates the strengthening of peace and harmony, promoting intercultural dialogue and leading to the further formation of a single cultural space in the region through joint experimental projects in fusion style. Aralash organize by Swiss Cooperation Office (Bishkek).
At the frame International fusion festival ARALASH will be shown the film Oedipus made by famous theatrical director Ovlyakuly Khodjakuly in 2004 at Kyrgyzstan.
Artists of three countries: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan took part in the project Oedipus.
Addressing the classics of the world dramatic literature by the modern theatrical companies of Central Asia should not be surprising. Regional playwrights are not ready to create plays reflecting realities of the present life. Therefore Turkmen director Ovlyakuly Khodjakuly fixes his eyes on William Shakespeare, Alisher Navoi, Oscar Wilde.
If one refers the plot of Oedipus to realities of modern Turkmenistan, then the parallels are obvious: the rules – a son of Motherland – Turkmenistan calls himself the Father of Turkmen people, if fact being just the son. That’s why the director Ovlyakuly Khodjakuly in his own interpretation squeezd the spring of the plot to extreme in the first marital night intrigues of ill fate are recealed.