Magazine article Screen International

Eurasia Film Festival Launches Kazakh Co-Production Event

Magazine article Screen International

Eurasia Film Festival Launches Kazakh Co-Production Event

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Kazakhstan's Eurasia International Film Festival is launching a co-production event, Spotlight: New Kazakh Cinema, at this year's edition of the festival in Almaty (Sep 19-24).

Eight projects have been selected and will be presented at an open pitching session on September 22. A panel of international experts will determine which project has the most potential for co-production with Europe and for international distribution.

The winning project will receive support from JSC Kazakhfilm, which is also supporting the co-production event, and help with European promotion. The award will be presented at the closing ceremony of the Eurasia film festival. The event will also features round tables, presentations and one-on-one meetings.

The event is headed by Russian producer Anna Katchko (Newsmakers, Myn Bala) who is also artistic director of Moscow Business Square, which runs during the Moscow International Film Festival.

"Today, Europe takes a great interest in a fast development of Kazakhstan's cinema industry. Co-production helps to get to the new level in the European cinema community. …

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