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On December 18, the XVI International Film Festival Eurasia finished its work in Almaty. An authoritative jury summed up the results of the film review and determined the winners in competitive programs in several categories.. Three films made with the support of the State Center for Support of National Cinema were among the winners.

In the international competition, the picture «Blizzard» by Sabit Kurmanbekov received a diploma «For the best episodic role», which went to the actor Katai Dauli. In the national competition, the prize for the best director was awarded to Serik Aprymov with the film «Aul». Well, the NETPAK jury gave their prize to the film «Fire» directed by Aizhan Kasymbek.

 

The main award of the festival in the international competition went to the film «Esimde» directed by Aktan Arym Kubat from Kyrgyzstan, and in the national competition to the film "Red Pomegranate» directed by Sharipa Urazbayeva.

In addition, the Chairman of the Kazakhcinema, Yesetzhan Kosubaev, presented an honorary diploma "For the great contribution to the development of the festival movement in Eurasia" to the General Director of the Cinematography Agency of Uzbekistan, Firdavs Abdukhalikov.  

«I congratulate everyone on the awards dear to my heart Eurasia. The festival was born in 1998 and today, thanks to your care, attention and support it has become a reality. Thank you all for remembering that cinema is our common cause. This is wonderful», - said Yesetzhan Kosubayev from the stage.  

An important event on the sidelines of the film festival was also the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Tashkent branch of VGIK and Turan University. The document provides for the creation of joint student paintings, conferences and master classes, as well as mutual recognition of diplomas of the two universities.

 «I am very glad that after a two-year break this legendary, our favorite film festival was revived. "Eurasia" was held at a high level. Now cinematographers of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan face an important task - we must unite our efforts, create joint works, look for modern and effective forms of interaction. We have already conducted negotiations here, and I think next year we will begin to implement joint projects», - said Firdavs Abdukhalikov.

Let's remind that this year the State Center for Support of National Cinema was one of the partners of the festival, and 11 films made with the assistance of the Kazakhcinema participated in the work of Eurasia.

20.12.2022