Festivals: call for entries

Media-Contest "Alaman"

Tashkent IFF: Pitch session  Talents from Central Asia


Screenwriters and directors

Tashkent International Film Festival


The Festival of Documentaries of the Turkic World: "9 Countries, 9 Cities - 1 Festival"

The festival of documentary films of the Turkic world is being held for the eighth time under the motto "9 countries, 9 cities - 1 festival".

About Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city
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About Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek city
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Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyz Republic. This is political, economical, scientific, and cultural and transport centre of republic and Chu region. President of KR, his administration, Jogorku Kenesh (parliament of republic), government and Supreme Court, National bank, administration of Chu region work in Bishkek. Offices of international embassys, representations of the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank, Central Asian Bank for Cooperation and Development and other republican and international organizations are also based in Bishkek.



Date of foundation: 1878


Territory: 127.3 square kilometer


Population: about 1 million people

Bishkek is located in the middle of Chu valley next to Kyrgyz Ala-Too at an altitude of 700-850 meters above sea level. Summer is hot and dry in Bishkek. Sometimes temperature in July reaches 42° C. The average winter temperature is -7° C. Usually snow is not higher than 15 cm. Average annual temperature is about +10° C. There is 400 mm precipitation in Bishkek per year. About 322 days a year are sunny. Average atmospheric moisture capacity is 38% in July and 68% in January. Annual average atmospheric pressure is equaled to 928,8 millibar.