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 

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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.

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ALTERNATIVA FILM PROJECT call for entries: Development Lab

 

Deadline: 28.04.2024

Bukhara, Almaty and online, June-October 2024

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Dastan Zhapar Uulu

Work address: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
 

Dastan Zhapar Uulu is a filmmaker from Kyrgyzstan. He was born in 1988.

 

Education:

2005 – 2010 Graduated from the Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts in the Theatre and Cinema Faculty.

 
 
 
 
 
 

State and International awards and achievements:

 

2010 –Member of the Union of Filmmakers of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2016 – Won the main prize of the first films "Golden Zenith" at the Montreal World  Film Festival.

2016 – Honorary diploma of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2017 –Member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), Australia.

201Laureate of the State Youth Prize named after Chingiz Aitmatov.

2019Member of the Oscar Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

Filmography as a director:

 

2016«Atanyn Kereezi» (A Father’s Will) feature film. Scriptwriters and directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu.

 

2020 – «Akyrky Koch» (The Road to Eden) feature film. Scriptwriters and directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu.

 

Prizes and awards at the IFF for the film «Atanyn Kereezi» (A Father’s Will):

 

1) Montreal World Film Festival - Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature film. Canada. 2016/August-September.

2) Eurasia International Film Festival. Shaken's Constellation competition- "Tulpar" award in nomination "Best Central Asia film". Kazakhstan.2016/September.

3) International Film Festival "Didor". International competition. Prize Critics of Tajikistan "For the relevance of the theme, originality of form and content, for humanity". Tajikistan. 2016/October.

4) The film "A Father's will" Kyrgyzstan's official entry "Oscar" award for Best foreign language film of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, USA.2016/October.

5) Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”. Main Competition. The film won three prizes. The diploma "For a modern view on tradition".  Special prize of the CIS Executive Committee "Cinema without Borders". Special prize of the Minsk city executive committee. Belarus. 2016/November.

6) Bengaluru International Film Festival. Asian Cinema Competition. Grand Prix for the Best Asia Film. Bangalore, India. 2017/February.

7) Bodhisattva International Film Festival. International competition. Grand Prix – Golden Bodhisattva Award. Patna, India. 2017/February.

8) The nominated for the Russian National Film Award “Nika” in the nomination “Best film of the CIS and Baltic countries”. Russia.2017/March.

9) The film won 7 National Awards “Ak Ilbirs” including “Best Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay”. Kyrgyzstan. 2017/April.

10) Cheboksary International Film Festival. International competition. Grand Prix –  “Anne”. Russia. 2017/May.

11) Durban International Film Festival. Main competition. The film won three prizes. Grand Prix – Best Feature Film, Best Direction and Best Cinematography. South Africa. 2017/July.

12) Lucania. Film Festival. Main Competition. The film won three prizes. Grand Prix – Best Feature Narrative Film, Best Topic and FlexyMovies Award of Italian distributors. Marconia, Italy. 2017/August.

13) International Film festival «East&West. Classics and Avant Garde». Main competition. Prize for the Best Director. Orenburg, Russia. 2017/August.

14) Yakutsk International Film Festival. Main competition. Prize for the Best Cinematography. Yakutsk, Russia. 2017/September.

15) International Charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel”. Main competition. Prize for the Best First Feature film. Moscow, Russia. 2017/November.

16) Asian Film Festival Barcelona. Official Section. «Cathay Pacific Awards» for the Best Director. Barcelona, Spain. 2017/November.

17) International Festival of Patriotic Films. Main competition. Special Jury Prize. Volokolamsk, Moscow, Russia. 2017/November.

18) 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/November.

19) International Film Festival “17 Moments” named after V. Tikhonov. Main competition. Special Press Prize. Moscow, Russia. 2018/February.

20) Golden Triangle International Film Festival. Main competition. Grand Prix – Best Feature Film. Bhubaneswar, India. 2018/February.

21) Zolotoy Vityaz International Film Festival. The main competition of feature films. Prize "Silver Vityaz". Russia. 2018/May.

 

Prizes and awards at the IFF for the film «Akyrky Koch» (The Road to Eden):

 

1) Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Official Selection – Competition. Estonia. 2020/November.

2) Dhaka International Film Festival. Asian Competition Section - Best Film Award. Bangladesh. 2021/January.

3) Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky. International New Director Competition. Jury Special Award. Malaysia. 2021/July.

4) Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo. International competition of feature-length fiction films. Russia. 2021/August.

5) Arouca Film Festival. Best International F ilm, Best International Script. Portugal. 2021/September.

6) Bifest. Bari International Film Festival. International Panorama competition. Italy. 2021/September.

7) Sao Paulo International Film Festival. New Filmmakers Competition. Brazil. 2021/October.

8) Festival of Cinema and Common Memory (FICMEC). Special mention Prize. Nador. Morocco. 2021/November.

9) XVIII International Festival of Patriotic Films “Volokolamsk frontier”. Main competition. Special prize of the jury of feature films "For the embodiment of the theme of human moral beauty." Volokolamsk, Moscow, Russia. 2021/November.

10) VII International Film Festival "Golden Tower". Special Jury Prize. Ingushetia, Russia. 2021/December.

11) Antakya International Film Festival. International Narrative Feature. Special Jury Award. Turkey. 2021/December.

12) Slemani International Film Festival. Feature film competition. Best Cinematography Award. Kurdistan, Iraq. 2021/December.

13) Bengaluru International Film Festival. Asian Cinema Competition. Bangalore, India. 2022/March.

14) Cheboksary International Film Festival. Feature Film Competition. The “Anne” prize “Best Screenplay”. Cheboksary, Russia. 2022/June.

15) International Film Festival "Western Gate". International competition. Special Jury Prize. Pskov, Russia. 2022/July.

16) Moscow International Film Festival "Budem Zhit" (Let's live). Competition feature films. Prize of the President of the Jury. Moscow, Russia. 2022/August.

17) International Film Festival «Literature and Cinema». Main Competition. Prize for "Best Actor" Marat Alyshpaev. Prize of the Reader's Jury. Russia. 2022/September.

18) I Buddhist International Film Festival. Feature Film Competition. Grand Prix "Best Film". Tuva, Russia. 2022/December.

19) SCO Film Festival. Competition of Feature Films from SCO Member Countries. Special Jury Mention. Mumbai, India/2023.

20) The nominated for the Russian National Film Award “Nika” in the nomination “Best film of the CIS and Baltic countries”. Russia. 2022.

 

Selected filmography as a director of photography.

 

2010 –“Cradle of Happiness” documentary film, directed by Asel Zhuraeva.

2011 –  “The Way to Mecca” documentary film, directed by Asel Zhuraeva.

2013 – “Kumar” feature film, directed by Temir Birnazarov. The film was nominated for the Russian National film award “Nika” in the nomination “Best film of the CIS”.

2013 –  “The Lamp” documentary film, directed by Asel Zhuraeva.

2020– «Akyrky Koch» (The Road to Eden) feature film. Scriptwriters and directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu.

 

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