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

Wednesday, 21 December 2022 00:00

"Ivan's Ladder": Best film of Mid-Length films Int. competition of the 16th "Cinema Verite" Iran IFF


Place: Iran, Tehran

Dates: 11-17.12.2022


Nikolay Bem, director of "Ivan's Ladder"


Mid-Length Films Interntional competition, Best Film Award: "Ivan's Ladder" (Nikolay Bem, Russia-France).


Jury members of Mid-Length films of International competition of the 16th "Cinema Verite" Iran International Documentary Film Festival: Mustafa Ünlü (Turkey), Gulbara Tolomushova (Kyrgyzstan), Atiyeh Atamzaro (Iran).


"Ivan's Ladder"


"Ivan's Ladder" made by Nikolay Bem, 60', 2022, Russia-France.


In a village untouched by time, so isolated that it is not on the map of Russia, Sysoy passes on the tradition of Byzantine chant to his son Ivan. Their hermitic family life finds its cadence in the movements of working the land and a rigorous spiritual practice, which seem intended to prepare the young teenager for an imminent change of life.