Bishkek to host Film Festival on occasion of Chingiz Aitmatov’s birthday

An International Film Festival will be held in Bishkek on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the People’s Writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov. Press service of the Ministry of Culture reported.

The event is scheduled for November 17-21. It will be held in order to execute the presidential decree on measures to develop the national film industry and further improve the system of state support for cinematography in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The film festival program includes:

International film competition;

National films competition;

Special screenings;

Pitching of film projects.

The winners will be awarded the Chingiz Aitmatov Prize, awards from the Bishkek City Hall, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema and the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Source; News Agency