On 1 July 2018, at 18:00, Opening Ceremony of the 14th edition of Eurasia International Film Festival will be held in Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall.

The ceremony will begin with the red carpet walk of Hollywood, Kazakh and Russian film and television stars, and followed by the first solo concert of Emir Kusturica and The No Smoking Orchestra and the world premiere of ARUAQ directed by Khuat Akhmetov and starring Kazakh actor and USSR People’s Artist Assanali Ashimov

The event will be attended by the Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, Eurasia IFF President Aiman Mussakhajayeva, famous French actor Vincent Cassel, Serbian film director and actor Emir Kusturica, 71st Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress (Ayka) Samal Yeslyamova, Russian actors Ravshana Kurkova and Andrei Sokolov, film stars from Europe, Asia, Africa and Americas, heads of A list film festivals, prominent film experts and critics and culture figures.

On 1 - 4 July, Eurasia Film Market and Eurasia Projects Market will operate in Wyndham Garden Astana Hotel (6/1 Turar Ryskulov St).

Free admission screenings of the 14th Eurasia IFF Competition films commence on 1 July 2018 from 10:00am in Chaplin Cinemas multiplexes in MEGA Silk Way and Khan Shatyr Malls.

Press conferences of Hollywood and Russian film stars and Jury members will be held on 1 July 2018, within 10:00 - 15:00, in Wyndham Garden Astana Hotel at 6/1 Turar Ryskulov St (please see the Eurasia IFF events schedule attached).

A screening of My King (Mon Roi) followed by a meet-the-artist event with the film director Maïwenn Le Besco and the film’s male lead Vincent Cassel will take place on 1 July 2018 at 15:30 in Chaplin Cinemas multiplex in Mega Silk Way Mall.

A momentous event of the Eurasia IFF is a pre-premiere screening of animation film Hotel Transylvania 3 on 5 July 2018 at 19:00 in Chaplin Cinemas multiplex in Mega Silk Way Mall. The screening is organized with the support of Sony Pictures Animation and Yelbassy - First President’s Fund.


In the scope of Ruhani Zhangyru program, honoring the Astana’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the 14th edition of Eurasia International Film Festival will be held on 1 – 7 July 2018. This year, Festival’s official program includes 8 sections, as follows:


* INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION of 12 full-length films made in 2017-2018

* EURASIA SHORTS: 35 short films to be screened in Mega Silk Way Mall


* CARAVAN, a selection of films from Turkic-speaking countries and Central Asian countries: 10 full-length films from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sakha Republic, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Tatarstan

* FROM THE HEART OF EURASIA, contemporary Kazakh films: 9 full length films (auteur and genre films) to be screened in Mega Silk Way Mall

* NETPAC CHOICE, a screening of global NETPAC jury winners’ films: 3 full-length films

* AROUND THE WORLD, world cinema program: 11 full-length films awarded at A list film festivals in 2017-2018 (Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Busan, Moscow)

* SPECIAL EVENT, a retrospective of 7 films of various time and genre from international film masters

* OBJECTIVE, a retrospective of 12 documentary films from around the world, including Central Asia.

During the Festival’s meet-the-artist events. International filmmakers and film stars will share their experience and expertise with aspiring filmmakers and film schools students.

General Media Sponsors: Khabar JSC and El Arna film broadcasting channel

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