Festivals: call for entries



Deadline: 18.08.2024

Ceremony will be on the end of the November 2024 in Indonesia


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.

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 00:00

SCO Film Festival: Winners


Dates: 27-31.01.2023

Place: Mumbai, India



Best film: Godavari, India:


Godavari: Directed by Nikhil Mahajan. With Jitendra Joshi, Neena Kulkarni, Vikram Gokhale, Gauri Nalawade. Set in present day Nashik, a city in western India on the banks of the river Godavari, this is the story of a family that is coping with death - one they know about and another that they aren't prepared for. ... Set in present day Nashik, a city in western India on the banks of the river Godavari, this is the story of a family that is coping with death - one they know about and another that they are... Read allSet in present day Nashik, a city in western India on the banks of the...



Best director: Home coming, China:


Home Coming (Chinese: 万里归途) is a 2022 Chinese drama film directed by Rao Xiaozhi and starring Zhang Yi, Wang Junkai and Yin Tao. The film picks up the story of two unarmed Chinese diplomats delving into a rebel force-controlled area in the war-wrecked Republic of Numea to lead 125 Chinese citizens safely back to China. The film premiered in China on 30 September 2022. Zhang Yi as Zong Dawei. Wang Junkai as Cheng Lang. Yin Tao as Bai Hua. Wang Xun as Liu Minghui. Li Xuejian as the Chinese ambassador.


Rao Xiaozhi - Best director award


Special jury prize: Don't buried without Ivan, Russia:


Drama. Director: Lyubov Borisova. Yakut Stepan Beresekov periodically falls into a lethargic sleep. Only a Russian, the son of a priest, Ivan Popov, can distinguish his condition from real death. But Popov is going on a long ethnographic expedition.


Special jury prize - Don't buried without Ivan by Lyubov Borisova


Best male actor: Askar Ilyassov, Paraolimpian, Kazakhstan:


Since childhood, the athlete has been dreaming of winning Olympic gold, but due to a terrible accident, he loses his leg. For many years he was in the deepest depression, until he was offered to try his hand at the Paralympic Games. It is dedicated to our valiant Paralympics!

The film is based on real stories from the life of paralympians, as well as Alexander Kolyadin– the first champion of the Winter Paralympic Games in the history of Kazakhstan, who won the 1.5 km sprint in PyeongChang in 2018.



Best female actress: Rano Shodiyeva, Fate of Woman, Uzbekistan:


The ‘Ayol Qismati’ ('The Fate of a Woman') feature film directed by Dilmurod Masaidov depicts real events happening in the life of Sojida, one of nearly one hundred other women, who returned from Syria as part of the Mehr humanitarian operation conducted by presidential order in 2019-2020.


Best actress - Rano Shodiyeva


Special jury mention: Fortune, Tadjikistan:


The film is set when Tadjikistan is on the eve of its independence. A time of Komsomol, KGB, bread shortages and inflation. Also, a testing time for Kahhor and Mannon, two old friends, where one of them is given a lucky lottery ticket instead of his salary. Will a fortune be made?


Fortune by Muhiddin Muzaffar: Special jury mention


Special jury mention: The Road To Eden, Kyrgyzstan: "For the message of hope and warning about the risk of losing ciltural value in turbulent times".


Made by Bakyt Mukul & Dastan Zhapar Uulu. 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.


Special jury mention - The Road To Eden by Bakyt Mukul & Dastan Zhapar Uulu







Mr. Rahul Rawail, filmmaker, Chairperson, India

Ms. Ning Ying, film-director, China

Ms. Gulbara Tolomushova, film-critic, Kyrgyzstan

Mr. Ivan Kudryavtsev, film producer and journalist, Russia

Mr. Mehmedsaid Shohiyon, film producer, actor, author, Tadjikistan

Mr. Matyakub S. Matchanov, Actor, Uzbekistan

Mr. Dimash Kudaibergen, musucian, Kazakhstan


Gulbara Tolomushova from Mumbai