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Cinema Department: Continuation of the contest for short movies (2019_kg)

Cinema Department: new contest (kg)


  • Monday, 14 October 2019

    24th Busan IFF: Kyrgyz movie "Running to the Sky" directed by Mirlan Abdykalykov won the International Critics Prize


    Dates of the festival: 03 - 12.10.2019

    World premiere of the film: 08.10.2019

    Participant of competition: New Currents

    Jury FIPRESCI members: Premchand Pottangadi (India), Elaine Guerini (Brazil), Seo Kok-Suk (South Korea)



  • Sunday, 13 October 2019

    New Snow Leopard award for best Asian short fiction: from 12 finalists - 5 films from CIS!


    5th edition of AWFF to run 06 - 14.11.2019.


    The winning finalist will be announced in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019 at the HFPA Award Ceremony in downtown Culver City, following the screening of all twelve films at Culver City Arclight Cinemas. 



  • Wednesday, 09 October 2019

    24th Busan IFF: There was World premiere of the film 'Running to the Sky' 


    Dates: 03 - 12.10.2019

    World premiere: 08.10.2019

    Kyrgyz participants: Mirlan Abdykalykov, director of the film 'Running to the Sky' & Altynai Koichumanova, producer of this film

    'Running to the Sky': The film is in New Currents competition


  • Wednesday, 09 October 2019

    Soon coming in Bishkek: 'The Sun Above Me Never Sets' - film from Yakutia - Sakha


    Date of the screening: 11.10.2019 at 12.00

    Place of the screening: Manas cinema, entry free

    With participation: Lyubov' Borisoav (director of the film) & Sardana Savvina (producer) & Stepan Petrov (actor)

    Master-class: AUCA, 11.10.2019 at 10.00, entry free

  • Tuesday, 08 October 2019

    Gold Derby: 2020 Oscars: International Feature Film entries from A (Albania) to V (Vietnam)

    Written by Paul Sheehan, 07.10.2019


    A record 93 countries submitted entries in the International Feature Film race at the 2020 Oscars. That is up by six from last year,when the category was still called Best Foreign-Language Film, and eclipses the record 92 submissions in 2018. The nations represented ranged from A (Albania) to V (Vietnam). Predicting the eventual five Oscar nominees is made difficult by the two-step process.

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