September is a special month for Almaty, its inhabitants and guests. Over 80 thousand people came to celebrate Almaty Day, support their idols at the EMA Music Award 2013, and participate in the Apple Festival held at the First President Park. Moreover, Almaty International Circus Festival has started to perform for adults and children, and the International Puppet Carnival is open from September 15 until September 21. And it is not even the end of the list of the evens. You can definitely choose the occasion you like to go this fall. But if you are a big fan of cinema, you can scream and shout now, because this special event is prepared for you.
The Eurasia Film Festival 2013 opened in Almaty on September 16. Eurasia International cinema festival is the brightest and the most important film festival on the territory of CIS and Baltic countries. Eurasia film festival is the only one film festival that works in compliance with FIAPF and included in the world film festivals catalogue. Celebrities, movie translations, competitions for the cinematographers and many other fun things will be during the festival.
As it’s been a tradition in the past, the official opening of Eurasia Festival was accompanied by the red carpet, on which the stars of Kazakhstan walked and other members along with Jane Campion, who is a holder of Golden Palm Branch of the Cannes movie festival, Oscar and the Silver Lion of the Venice movie festival for her movie The Piano starring Adrien Brody. Plus Charles Aznavour; famous actor, writer and musician is on the panel
The competitive program includes twelve full-length movies from different European and Asian countries. But besides the competitive program, traditional screening in “out of the competition” will take part during the film festival. The out of competition program consist of:
Central Asian Panorama
Days of the Russian Cinema
Dynamic Kazakh Cinema
Days of Kyrgyz cinema
Spotlight World Cinema Fund
You have a great chance to visit the festival and evaluate Kazakh modern films, to watch the popular hits of the festivals which have been selected personally by the journalist and famous film critic Vincenzo Bugno. And finally, do you remember the legendary movie ‘’The Mask’’ shot by Chuck’s Russell? He will present a Directing master class for you during the festival. You should definitely be there!
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