Festivals: call for entries

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


Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2024_kg)
Friday, 30 September 2022 00:00

Dinara Asanova-80: Two her films will be shown at the cinema Arsenal in Berlin 


Dinara Asanova: 24.10.1942-04.04.1985

Program: Women Make film (2)

Place: The Cinema Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse, 2

Dinara Asanova
Born in Kirgizstan, Dinara Asanova (1942–1985) studied directing at the WGIK film school in Moscow after working in various different capacities at Kirgisfilmstudio, and went on to work at Lenfilmstudios in Leningrad from 1974. The nine features she shot until her untimely death at the age of just 42 mainly focus on young people. They are personal portraits, often linked to a sharp critique of social problems in the Soviet Union. Music—rock and jazz—play an important role in her films: it is her protagonists’ form of expression and bears testimony to Asanova’s interest in the cultural underground. Music also gives her films their rhythm, which try to get close to the interior lives of adolescents, allow room for  digression and improvisation and are primarily interested in atmosphere and mood. She likes working with non-professional actors, using their spontaneity and directness for her films, which often seem tinged with the documentary. Although her films were recognized by the critics and audiences alike in the USSR, she remained a peripheral figure in the film scene—due to her central Asian background, her unconventional approach and her focus on the marginalized. She remained largely unknown in the West.









In the frame of the Program "Women Make film (2)" also will be shown films made by famous Polish director Wanda Jakubowska and famous Spanish actress & director Ana Mariscal.


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