Festivals: call for entries

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


Reception of applications for the XVIII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival began in January 1, 2022, and will last till June 1, 2022. KIMFF-2022 will be held in Kazan from September 7 to 11 with the support of the president of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, in partnership with the strategic vision group “Russia – Islamic world”.


33rd Open festival of the documentary cinema "Rossia", Ekaterinburg, 1-6/10/2022

VII Baiqonyr IFF: Call for entries 


Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dates: 07-11.09.2022

Thursday, 08 July 2021 00:00

The Road To Eden 


«The Road To Eden», drama, 120 min., DCP, b/w and color, 2020, Kyrgyzstan

Production: National Film-Studio “Kyrgyzfilm” named after T.Okeyev with the participation of the Film-Studio "Aytysh-film"

Directors and Scriptwriters: Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar Uulu

Director of photography: Dastan Zhapar Uulu

Production Designer: Bayishbek Ismanov

Composer: Balasagyn Musayev

                          Sound: Mars Tugelov

                          Producer: Aybek Djangaziev

                          Co-producers: Elnura Osmonolieva ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ),

                                            Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

                          Cast: Marat Alyshpaev (Kubat Aliev), Bakyt Mukul. Shayirgul Kasymalieva, 

                              Busurman Odurakaev, Gulsina Chotonova, Kalipa Usenova




  Festivals & awards:

●World premiere 24th Black Nights IFF, 13 – 29.11.2020, Tallinn

●Best Film: 19th Dhaka IFF, 16-24.01.2021

●Competition Eastern Vista, 38th Fajr IFF, 26.05-02.06.2021, Tehran


Synopsis.The main character of the film Kubat Aliev is an outstanding and retired writer, a widower living alone in his flat. One day, Kubat reveals that his friend is sick. He sells his flat in order to pay for his friend’s treatment but at the same time, his younger brother is beaten by the collector for the debts. Kubat should then choose whom to help, to his brother or to the writer friend.


Review here


Bakyt Mukul & Dastan Japar Uulu


Bakyt Mukulis an actor and film director from Kyrgyzstan. Was born in 1965. Education: Theater School with a degree in drama and film actor, 1991. 2017 – Member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), Australia.


Dastan Zhapar Uuluis a filmmaker from Kyrgyzstan. Was born in 1988. Education: 2005 - 2010 Graduated from the Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts in the Theatre and Cinema Faculty. 2017 – Member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), Australia.  


The first film of this duet of directors was “A Father’s Will” (2016)


1) Montreal WFF - Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction,. Canada. 2016.

2) Bangalore IFF - Grand Prix for the Best Asia Film, India. 2017.

4) Durban IFF. The film won three prizes. Grand Prix: Best Feature Film, Best Direction and Best Cinematography. South Africa. 2017.

5) The film «A Father’s Will» nominee at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards APSA in the nomination “Best Screenplay” of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. Brisbane, Australia. 2017.