Festivals: call for entries

LENDOC: call for entries


Deadline: 15.07.2024

Please submit your films & projects




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 

Friday, 25 August 2023 00:00

"The Gift" by Dalmira Tilepbergen will be shown at the Venice Production Bridge, La Biennale Di Venezia 


Venice Production Bridge Market Screening For Titles Not In The Official Selection: The Gift

On: Thursday, 31 August 2023 - 12.05

Where: Palazzo Del Cinema, Sala Pasinetti


"The Gift" will be screened at the frame "Focus on Kyrgyzstan" of the Venice Production Bridge Market, 80 Venice International Film Festival (30.08 - 09.09.2023).


"Focus on Kyrgyzstan" will be hold on the 31st of August 2023, 17.00 - 18.00, Italian Pavilion


   Cooperation Strategies & Perspectives 

in collaboration with the Cinema Department - Minister of Culture, Information, Sport and Youth Policy of Kyrgyzstan & Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to Italy.





THE GIFT / Belek


Feature film, 88 min., 2023, Kyrgyzstan

Production: "Altyn Anar" & Aitysh-film with finance support of Cinema Department & with technical support of Kyrgyzfilm


Author & director: Dalmira Tilepbergen

DoP: Akjol Bekbolotov

Producers: Gulmira Kerimova, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Dalmira Tilepbergen



Based on true events, The Gift tells the tragic story of a young seven year old girl, who is lead to believe that the mole on her lip is a gift from God and that all her wishes will come true.

Arno lives with her parents, three sisters and grandfather in a remote pasture within the high, majestic mountains of Central Asia. Her mother is pregnant and her father's only wish is for her to give birth to a son.

Arno leads a carefree life and wishes to be the son her father has never had. However, nothing lasts forever and their world is soon to be destroyed by encroaching civilization

The family's fragile existence is also in jeopardy, as Arno's doubt about her father's love for her, breaks their spiritual relationship.

As events unfold, unfulfilled desires rise to the surface leading to an unexpected tragedy...


THE GIFT was invited for Official Competition in the 16th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA, 2023)


Cinema Department