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Still from the movie Harmony Lessons
Kazakh breakthrough movie wins First Feature Award at Washington Filmfest

Kazakh-German drama film Harmony Lessons by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin won the Busboys and Poets First Feature Award at the 28th Filmfest DC.

Kazakh breakthrough movie wins First Feature Award at Washington Filmfest
Paul Mazursky. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
US director-writer Paul Mazursky dead at 84

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer Paul Mazursky, whose credits include "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died at age 84, his agent said.

US director-writer Paul Mazursky dead at 84
The Owners screenshot
Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for the 22nd International Slovakian film festival Art FilmFest.

Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest
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Cirque du Soleil takes on 'Avatar'

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron is partnering with Cirque du Soleil to bring his blockbuster film "Avatar" to the stage, it was announced.

Cirque du Soleil takes on 'Avatar'
Photo ©Akhat Ibrayev
Weinstein brothers finish Marco Polo filming in Kazakhstan

Filming of Marco Polo TV series produced by Weinstein brothers has finished in Kazakhstan.

Weinstein brothers finish Marco Polo filming in Kazakhstan
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Briton, Israeli, German among student Oscar winners

Young filmmakers from Briton, Germany and Israel were announced Friday as winners of student Academy Awards, along with 12 laureates from American universities, who will get their prizes next month.

Briton, Israeli, German among student Oscar winners
Director James Cameron. ©Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director

Hollywood director James Cameron Tuesday mourned a "tragic loss" after a deep sea research vessel imploded nearly 10 kilometres (six miles) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director
Naomi Kawase. ©Reuters/Eric Gaillard
Naomi Kawase: 'masterpiece' worth the Palme D'Or

Naomi Kawase, the first Japanese director to be a member of the Cannes jury, returns to competition this year with a film she has dubbed her "masterpiece".

Naomi Kawase: 'masterpiece' worth the Palme D'Or
Snapshot from The Owners.
Kazakhstani film The Owners in Cannes' Official Selection

Kazakhstani film director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners will premier in the Special Screenings of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstani film The Owners in Cannes' Official Selection
Serik Aprymov. Photo ©filmfestival-goeast.de
Little Brother wins Honourable Mention at Nashville Film Festival

Serik Aprymov’s Little Brother (Bauyr) has received an Honorable Mention at the 45th Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) in the USA.

Little Brother wins Honourable Mention at Nashville Film Festival
Bryan Singer. Photo courtesy of thesource.com
'X-Men' director to miss film launch, slams sex claims

US filmmaker Bryan Singer said Thursday he will not help promote the release of his latest "X-Men" blockbuster next month, to keep the launch free of distraction by sex abuse claims against him.

'X-Men' director to miss film launch, slams sex claims
Director Peter Jackson. ©Reuters/Phil McCarten
'Hobbit' filmmaker changes name of trilogy finale

The final installment of the blockbuster "Hobbit" film trilogy has been given a new name, AFP reports citing director Peter Jackson.

'Hobbit' filmmaker changes name of trilogy finale
Serik Aprymov. Photo  ©filmfestival-goeast.de
Kazakhstan's Little Brother takes Federal Foreign Office award at goEast

Serik Aprymov’s Little Brother (Bauyr) won an award at the Central and Eastern Europe film Festival goEast from the German Federal Foreign Office.

Kazakhstan's Little Brother takes Federal Foreign Office award at goEast
British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow
British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow

It was meant to be a highlight of a year-long British-Russian cultural exchange, but a huge multi-media exhibition by British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has failed to escape tensions over the Ukraine crisis.

British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 speaks Kazakh

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been dubbed into Kazakh and will open in cinemas on April 24 in 3D.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 speaks Kazakh
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Korean Film Festival in Kazakhstan

Attention all the K-Pop and Korean film addicts, the South Korean Film Festival will take place in Almaty, Astana and Aktobe starting on April 11 to May 3rd.

Korean Film Festival in Kazakhstan
Director Peter Jackson.  ©Reuters/Phil McCarten
Peter Jackson's jet joins search for missing MH370

The personal jet of Oscar-winning movie director Peter Jackson was reported Wednesday to have been called into assist with the search for the missing Malaysian airliner.

Peter Jackson's jet joins search for missing MH370
John McTiernan. Photo courtesy of complex.com
'Die Hard' director released from jail

"Die Hard" director John McTiernan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year behind bars in connection with a wire-tapping scandal, his wife said.

'Die Hard' director released from jail
Bayur. Photo  ©kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Kazakh Little Brother wins Cine Junior film festival in France

Serik Aprymov’s Bayur (Little Brother) film won the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) prize at the Cine Junior children and youth film festival in France.

Kazakh Little Brother wins Cine Junior film festival in France
Bauyr (Little Brother)
Kazakh film Bauyr captures hearts at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Kazakh Bauyr (Little Brother) film directed by Serik Aprimov won The Best Eastern European Film Award at the 29th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Kazakh film Bauyr captures hearts at Santa Barbara International Film Festival