Applications acceptance of film projects selection starts on September, 30

On September, 30 State Centre for Support of National Cinema announces the second pitching for film projects for state financial support

During October Kazakh filmmakers will be able to submit their projects for consideration by the Expert Council of Kazakh Cinema. The Council consists of national film industry professionals: scriptwriters, producers, film directors, distributors and film critics.

Kazakh Cinema intends to support both young filmmakers, allocating funds for short and feature-length debut films, and famous film directors, whose names are known not only in Kazakhstan, but also beyond its borders.

The title of “national film” can be equally claimed by film projects having potential to take part in international festivals, as well as by commercial feature film projects and animated film projects for the mass audience.

Kazakh Cinema also intends to support international co-production. Financial support will be possible in case of international funding in the amount of not less than 50% of the declared budget, and will cover international film projects by foreign filmmakers (a film storyline to be relevant to Kazakhstan).

Special attention will be paid to documentary and publicist/journalistic films. 

Pitching process will be available for online monitoring. 

Applications will be accepted from September, 30 to October, 31 2019. 

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