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Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes

What if you could both watch a film and be a character in it?

Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba

With crazy costumes, pulsating music the Rio Carnival's top performers swatted aside Zika worries to get down for the world's biggest party

Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival

Residents of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots in a fest that culminated in burning of a Viking ship replica.

Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests

English rock act Florence and the Machines will headline two US summer music festivals, which announced lineups months before expected amid growing competition.

Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
Steve Jobs bio wraps London Film Festival
Steve Jobs bio wraps London Film Festival

The 59th edition of the London Film Festival concluded with the European premiere of the Danny Boyle-directed biopic "Steve Jobs", starring Michael Fassbender as the iconic co-founder of Apple.

Steve Jobs bio wraps London Film Festival
Meryl Streep to head jury at 2016 Berlin film festival
Meryl Streep to head jury at 2016 Berlin film festival

Oscar-winning Hollywood star Meryl Streep will head the jury of next year's Berlin Film Festival.

Meryl Streep to head jury at 2016 Berlin film festival
Snapshot from the movie "Walnut Tree". Photo courtesy of kaznui.kz
Iranian, Kazakh films win major award at Busan festival

Two productions which paint vastly different portraits of modern existence have taken home the major award at Asia’s most prestigious film festival, with judges praising both for their ability to celebrate life.

Iranian, Kazakh films win major award at Busan festival
Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls
Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls

Attendance slipped at the world's biggest beer party, the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, as border controls imposed to stem the flow of refugees complicated rail travel.

Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls
Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market
Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market

Asia’s most influential film festival kicks off in the South Korean port city of Busan, celebrating its 20th anniversary at a time of growing regional clout in the global movie market.

Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market
Toi Kazan festival 2015. Photo courtesy of festival organizers
Toi Kazan gourmet festival held in Almaty

Toi Kazan gourmet festival united foodies, book lovers and fans of ethnic music at the Alatau skiing biathlon complex in Almaty.

Toi Kazan gourmet festival held in Almaty
Photo made during filming of Hardcore. Photo courtesy of Timur Bekmambetov
Kazakh director Bekmambetov's film wins in Toronto

Hardcore, a movie of Kazakh director and producer Timur Bekmambetov, won in Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program.

Kazakh director Bekmambetov's film wins in Toronto
Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy

10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).

Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy
Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela
Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela

Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims and holy men washed away their sins with a religious dip on the first main bathing day of India's Kumbh Mela festival.

Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants

Hundreds of pairs of rubber boots left behind by music fans who attended Britain's Glastonbury music festival have been donated to migrants in Calais.

Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Month of food, music, and treasure hunting in Almaty

To celebrate the Day of Almaty, locals and guests of the city are invited to 50 events, from musical performances to quests.

Month of food, music, and treasure hunting in Almaty
Europe's top open-air festival draws record crowds
Europe's top open-air festival draws record crowds

Hungary's Sziget music festival, one of Europe's largest outdoor music bonanzas, finished on a high note with record crowds this year.

Europe's top open-air festival draws record crowds
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana was held in the capital of Kazakhstan from July 3 to 6.

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes

Glastonbury may be best known for its music, but many of the 175,000 people gathered at Worthy Farm come for the spiritual, political and family events that this year include Pussy Riot and the Dalai Lama among the performers.

Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
Photo © Nikolay Kolessnikov
The Spirit of Tengri becomes highly discussed on social media

The Spirit of Tengri, two-day open-air festival of contemporary ethnic music has become highly discussed event on social media

The Spirit of Tengri becomes highly discussed on social media
Sandra of TRAD.ATTACK. Photo © Nikolay Kolessnikov
Estonian folklore energizes crowd at The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty

A young and ambitious band from Estonia Trad.Attack! has energized the crow with a contemporary take on traditional Estonian folklore.

Estonian folklore energizes crowd at The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty