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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Fifth Arthouse Film Festival
Background and goals

In 2005 a group of leaders in the field of Kyrgyz cinema decided to develop a concept and strategy of cinema development in Kyrgyzstan in order to find ways of solving existing problems in this sector.
Finally a strategic document consisting of 43 pages was developed – Target programme “ Kyrgyz Cinema – 2010”, later named as “Strategy 10+”.

 

This document covers all main directions in development of Kyrgyz cinema: education, technical equipment, film production, author’s rights, distribution and marketing, film festival and TV channel of arthouse cinema.
Annually report round table is held, where the results of implemented work are discussed, moreover the plans for every next year are established. Every time, while realizing the projects, we get confirmation that the goals of the Strategy 10+ can be reached.

 

Vision:

  • To promote Kyrgyz cinema to world film markets
  • To take own niche in modern film process
  • Kyrgyzstan – is a territory of arthouse cinema

 

Results:

  • Kyrgyz films are invited to International film festivals
  • Kyrgyz films have world distribution
  • Kyrgyz young film directors declare about themselves in modern cinematography
  • Kyrgyz film projects are supported by western film funds
  • Kyrgyz cinema is known, everyone talk about it and watch it