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Call for entries: The VI Film Forum Of Women Film Directors Of Kyrgyzstan


Deadline: 01.03.2024


XI Forum of the young cinema Umut-2024


Dates & place: 28.03-01.04.24, 2024, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organizer: Cinema Department with support: Interstate humanitarian cooperation fund
Participants: Ex-Soviet countries
Monday, 11 July 2011 00:00

Five short movies from Kyrgyzstan will be shown at the First Autumn Human Right Film Festival, Kabul, Afghanistan

Mr. Paul Lee, producer from Canada have informed Cinema Development Fund about this new film festival at Afghanistan. 


1st Autumn Human Right Film Festival (AHRF) will be held at the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul on the October 1 - 7, 2011.


Festival director - Mr. Malek Shafi'i

We are very glad that such famous Kyrgyz short films as "Everything is ok" by Akjol Bekbolotov, "Duty of the Son" by Temir Birnazarov, "I want to Live" by Nargiza Mamatkulova, "Asyl" by Anara Birismanova & Ludmila Grebenshikova and "The Border" by Marat Alykulov have included into the festival program.


As Mr. Paul Lee inform:

The 1st Autumn Human Rights Film Festival, Kabul, Afghanistan, October 1-7, 2011
Autumn Human Rights Film Festival (AHRF)
AHRF is an international films festival focusing on the subject of human rights. It aims to encourage film makers who use their cameras to document struggles against discrimination, injustice and violence.
We have been working towards this festival since 2009 and we are delighted that the first Human Rights Film Festival will open in Kabul on 1-7 October, 2011.
The festival is being organised by the Afghanistan Cinema Club with the support of various national and international organizations. It aims to be a hub for film makers and artists working despite of censorship in their countries and whose works are restricted from public screenings.
The AHRF is a platform to share the works of film makers and artists who have unfortunately been marginalized by the authority.  It will present stories of lives affected by war, discrimination and injustice. These stories are of people who have resisted oppression and fought against violence to create a more humane world.

Info about Kyrgyz films:
Programme 9:  Peace and Justice Cinema 9 – Short Films from Kyrgyzstan’s Cinema Development Fund 
I WANT TO LIVE  (Я хочу жить)
Nargiza Mamatkulova, Kyrgyzstan, 2006, 8 minutes, b/w and colour, documentary, no dialogue.
Issyk-Kul International Film Festival
Manas Kyrgyz-Turkish University.  I WANT TO LIVE was her first film.
Selected Filmography:
2007: Toptash
2010 Earrings
ASYL (Acыл)
Working by day, and attending classes in the evening, a thirteen year old boy earns a living in one of Bishkek’s markets, by wheeling a primitive cart that is overflowing with meat, from the local abattoir and back.  Whatever he earns he brings home to help feed his mother and siblings.
**Special Jury Prize (Broadcast Category), 2005 “Protection of Children’s Rights” Competition.  ASYL was her first film.

Temir Birnazarov , Kyrgyzstan, 2006, 23 minutes, colour, drama, Kyrgyz dialogue, English subtitles.
Eurasia International Film Festival
Selected Filmography:
EVERYTHING IS OK (У нас все xopoшo)
KyrgyzstanTogether, the two homeless boys struggle to survive on the tough streets of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.
Manas Kyrgyz-Turkish University, as part of their annual master-class film directing course for young Kyrgyz filmmakers.
Dubai International Film Festival
Manas Kyrgyz-Turkish University.  He was the lead actor in DUTY OF THE SON (also screening in this programme).  EVERYTHING IS OK is his first film.
Total running time: 79 minutes





All the best - Gulbara Tolomushova