SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

Astana Film Fund being the official organizer of Almaty Film Festival within the business forum of ​​the festival which will take place from September 14-20, 2019 will hold a unique project pitching where the winner will receive the full support for the film project realization.

Filmmakers of Kazakhstan are invited to participate, both with experience and debutants, with projects at the stage of the finished script of a full-length feature film without restrictions on genre or budget.

Participation in pitching is free.

Conditions for submissions as well as the pitching rules will be available in June 2019.


Project pitching of Almaty Film Festival 2018


Within the business platform of the 1st Almaty Film Festival, a unique competition was held – project pitching. Directors, scriptwriters and producers who are residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, both experienced and debutants, were invited to participate in the pitching. The works at the stage of the finished script of a full-length feature film, without any restrictions on genre or budget, in Kazakh or Russian, with a timing of at least 80 minutes, were considered.

Eventually, out of 69 applications accepted, 10 films passed to the final, of which the script of “Kuandyk” by the producer Serik Abishev and the director Adilkhan Yerzhanov was the best by the decision of the expert jury. The organizer of the pitching, Astana Film Fund, took the project of the winners into the production development!

The organizing committee of the festival and project pitching thanks all participants!