On 1 - 7 July 2018, the 14th Eurasia International Film Festival will be held in Astana in the scope of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Kazakh capital.

Vincent Cassel (winner of the "Cesar" award) Samal Yeslyamova (2018 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress, Ayka), Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavian and Serbian film director and actor), Gabriella Christiani (Academy Award Winner for Best Editing, Bertolucci’s Last Emperor), Lea Seydou (popular French actress and model) are expected to be among the Festival guests, as well as many other international guests, Kazakh film stars, heads of international A-list film festivals, renowned film critics and industry experts, popular culture figures, international and local media representatives and bloggers.

In the framework of the Festival, competition and off-competition films will be screened free of charge for all viewers in Chaplin multiplexes in Mega Silk Way and Khan Shatyr Malls, and red carpet opening and closing ceremonies with global and local film stars will be organized.

The official competition is the International Competition of full-length feature films made in 2017-2018: 12 films (out of 500 films that applied) and International Short Films Competition: around 30 shorts (out of 600 films that applied).

Off-competition programs: Caravan, a lineup of films from Turkic Language Speaking Countries and Central Asia; From the Heart of Eurasia, best Kazakh films made in 2017 – 2018; Around the World, international retrospective of films awarded at international film festivals; Objective, an international documentary films lineup; Special Event, international films awarded by FIPRESCI and NETPAC, and East – West, a retrospective of the Eurasia IFF films.

The Eurasia IFF Jury is composed of prominent global film industry figures: Semih Kaplanoğlu (Turkish film director, screenwriter, producer, Berlinale’s Golden Bear), George Bullon (founder of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) Wang Xiashuai (director, screenwriter, Cannes Jury Prize, two Silver Bears from Berlinale, Tallinn IFF Grand Prix), Ermek Tursunov (Kazakh film director, screenwriter and author), Miloš Biković (Serbian and Russian actor, Ice, Soulless 2, Hotel Eleon)

In the scope of Eurasia IFF, the 2nd edition of the Eurasia Film Market will welcome film distributors, sales companies, representatives of international film festivals, local and international production companies. Presentations of international film studios’ distributors, National Showcase of film industries of Central Asia, Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Persian Gulf countries, China, USA, South Korea and India will be organized for the business platform attendees. Eurasian Projects Market will offer pitching of film projects in development, round tables, press conferences, master classes and special events.

The 14th Eurasia International Film Festival is organized by the ‘Eurasia-Astana International Film Festival Directorate’ Public Association and is commissioned by the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Sports.

14th Eurasia IFF’S general information partner is Khabar Agency.

General Media Partner - Khabar.kz