Novelties of Kazakh cinema were presented at the Eurasian Film Market in Almaty
The international film market Eurasian Film Market has started in Almaty. The event was attended by producers, employees of distribution companies, sales agents, movie networks, streaming platforms, companies providing services in the field of cinema from Europe and the CIS, reports MIA "Kazinform".
The State Center for the Support of National Cinema was the first to present its projects. Kurmanbek Zhumagali, Chairman of the Management Board of the SCPC, noted that since 2019, the state has supported more than 100 film projects totaling over 17 billion tenge, that is, 47 full-length, 25 documentaries, 24 short films and 8 animated films.
"We plan to continue this work and introduce new mechanisms to support the domestic film market. Now we have short-term and long-term tasks that we must complete. This primarily concerns the improvement of the current Law "On Cinematography", rules and regulations. We also plan to digitalize the procedure for submitting documents for the competition," Kurmanbek Zhumagali said.
The audience got acquainted with such works as "Bauyryna Salu" by Askhat Kuchinchirekov, which will be presented at the prestigious film festival in Spain in October, the action-thriller "Golden Eagle" by Daniyar Ibragimov with an impressive cast in the person of Sanzhar Madi, Dauren Sergazin, Asylkhan Tolepov, Gulnaz Zholanova and others.
The participants of the film market saw a new work by Adilkhan Yerzhanov "Rhinoceros" and a musical film based on the songs of "A-Studio" - "Soldier of Love" by Farhat Sharipov. The audience was particularly interested in two projects: the action drama about corruption "Zhaza" by Maxim Akbarov and the debut work of Aitor Zholdaskali about the origin of the Kazakh rap "Shulama".
Also, in a separate block, the Cinema Center presented trailers of films shot in 2022-2023 with the support of the state.
The annual Eurasian Film Market meets the modern needs of the film industry, expands the boundaries of regional cooperation and forms new business ties of the film industry. In addition, a number of events are planned within the framework of the forum, including panel discussions on content distribution and film screening technologies.
Source: translation of the original text,https://www.inform.kz/ru/novinki-kazahstanskogo-kino-prezentovali-na-eurasian-film-market-v-almaty_a4110942