Festivals: call for entries

Cinema Department: New contest of scripts dedicated Ormon Khan

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2023_3_kg)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival currently looking for projects for Works in Progress selection

Work in Progress 2023:

At this event, producers and directors from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa will introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF.

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.