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Emir Baigazin to confess his love for Almaty in his new film Over the City

Kazakhstani film director Emir Baigazain has announced casting calls for his new film Nad Gorodom (Over the City).

Emir Baigazin to confess his love for Almaty in his new film Over the City
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
(left) Adilkhan Yerzhanov with other creators of The Oweners
Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners (2014) has been included in the Asian Cinema 100 by the Busan International Film Festival and the Busan Cinema Center.

Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF
Photo courtesy of kaznui.kz
Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival

World premier of a Kazakhstani film Walnut-tree (Zhangak tal) directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov will take place during the 20th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea,

Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival
Wounded Angel
Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel to premier in 2016

Internationally acclaimed film director Emir Baigazin has completed his second film of the Wounded Angel trilogy.

Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel to premier in 2016
Photo © Tursunovfilm
Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger

Kazakhstan has nominated Yerzhan Tursynov's film Stranger (Zhat) for Oscar.

Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger
Film director Alisher Suleimenov.
Kazakhstani short to premier at Cannes

Kazakhstani film premiers during the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstani short to premier at Cannes
Screenshot from Prikluchenie (Adventure). Photo courtesy of cinemas-asie.com
Torebayev's Adventure competes at French film festival

Kazakhstani film director Nariman Torebayev is presenting his 'free interpretation' of Dostoevsky’s White Nights under the title Prikluchenie (Adventure) at the Vesoul international film festival of Asian Cinema’s (FICA) in France.

Torebayev's Adventure competes at French film festival
Photo courtesy of imdb.com
Marco Polo filmed in Kazakhstan to premier in December on Netflix

Marco Polo TV series filmed in Kazakhstan will premier on Netflix on December 12, 2014.

Marco Polo filmed in Kazakhstan to premier in December on Netflix
Photo courtesy of Margulan Kapashev
Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Margulan Kapashev’s Free Birds has been chosen for the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London.

Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival
Emir Baigazins Wounded Angel receives Hubert Bals Fund
Emir Baigazins Wounded Angel receives Hubert Bals Fund

Emir Baigazin, the Kazakh director of Harmony Lessons, has been chosen one of the 11 winners of the Hubert Bals Fund.

Emir Baigazins Wounded Angel receives Hubert Bals Fund
Emir Baigazin. Photo from personal archives.
Kazakhstan's Emir Baigazin among jury at Sao Paolo Film Festival

Emir Baigazin from Kazakhstan has been chosen as a jury at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

Kazakhstan's Emir Baigazin among jury at Sao Paolo Film Festival
The Owners. Screenshot from the film.
Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for Busan International Film Festival.

Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival
The Owners screenshot
The Owners to be screened at VIFF 2014

The Owners by Kazakh director will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The Owners to be screened at VIFF 2014
Sabina Altynbekova. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Eurasian Film Festival red carpet event in Almaty

10th annual International Eurasia Film Festival opened in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Eurasian Film Festival red carpet event in Almaty
Emir Baigazin at Sarajevo Film Festival. Photo  ©kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel wins Work in Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival

Kazakhstani film director Emir Baigazin’s Wounded Angel has won the CineLink Work in Progress session at the Sarajevo International Film Festival.

Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel wins Work in Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival
Cybernatural screenshot. Photo  ©youtube.com/Cybernatural Movie
Bekmambetov's cyber bullying horror wins awards at Fantasia International Film Festival

Timur Bekmambetov’s film Cybernatural has been awarded Most Innovative Film and Special Mention of the Jury at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.

Bekmambetov's cyber bullying horror wins awards at Fantasia International Film Festival
Reyizha Alimjan. Photo courtesy of massaget.kz
Kazakhs actress plays main role in Chinese drama

Ethnic Kazakh actress from China Reyizha Alimjan also known as Re Yi Zha will play the main part in a Chinese romantic drama.

Kazakhs actress plays main role in Chinese drama
Cybernatural screenshot
Bekmametov's take on cyber bullying premier at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal

Timur Bekmambetov has presented a horror film Cybernatural that engages with provocative theme of cyber bullying at the Fantasia International Film Festival 2014 in Montreal.

Bekmametov's take on cyber bullying premier at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal
Photo courtesy of Lal Jose Facebook page
Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker

Lal Jose and his friends will drive across two continents, crossing 27 countries, including Kazakhstan, and covering 24,000 kilometers in 75 days with a message of good will.

Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker