International Resources for the Cinema Projects from Central Asia
Webinar for Cinema Workers

23 September 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is organising a series of online webinars to build the capacity of cinema professionals in Central Asia.

This initiative is organized in the framework of the "Strengthening Film Industries in Central Asia" project with the support of the government of the Republic of Korea. The webinars are open to interested cinema professionals from Central Asia, as well as representatives of concerned state bodies, research organisations, NGOs and civil society.

During this webinar Kyrgyz cinema producer Erke Dzhumakmatova spoke about those festivals, funds, labs and platforms that might be of most interest in promoting film projects from the Central Asian countries.

Theme: International Resources for the Cinema Projects from Central Asia

Date: 21 September 2021.

Ms Erke Dzhumakmatova producer, scriptwriter, actress and filmmaker. She has more than 20 years of experience in the film industry of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, as a TV presenter, actress, executive and creative producer, scriptwriter for documentary, feature and commissioned films and manager of international projects. Member of the Board of the Union of Cinematographers of Kyrgyzstan. Deputy chairperson of the Producers Guild of Kyrgyzstan. Founder and head of the "Oymo Studio" production company. Producer of nominated and participating films of such international film festivals as Shanghai, Golden Globe Awards, Asian World Film Festival, Filmfest Dresden, Goteborg, Al Jazeera, HÕFF, HANIFF, Kinoshok, Zolotoy Vityaz, Eurasia, Didor, Kyrgyzstan Land of Short Films, Ak-Ilbirs National Cinema Awards and others. Participant in international workshops for producers and scriptwriters in Germany, France, Estonia and Russia.

Mentioned Resources

  • Article "Hierarchy of the World's Film Festivals. III-rd millennium".

  • CNC (France);
  • World Cinema Fund (Germany);
  • Vision Sud Est (Switzerland);
  • Asian Cinema Fund (Republic of Korea);
  • Hubert Bals Fund (Netherlands);
  • SØRFOND (Norway);
  • Doha Film Institute (Qatar);
  • Biennale College Cinema (Italy);
  • Kazakh Cinema (Kazakhstan);
  • IDFA Bertha Fund (Netherlands);
  • AlterCiné (Canada);
  • ANNECY (France).

  • Cinéfondation Residency (France);
  • Cinéfondation Atelier (France);
  • La Fabrique Cinéma du Monde (France);
  • Berlinale Talents (Germany);
  • CineMart (Netherlands);
  • Sundance Institute Feature Film Program (USA);
  • Asian Project Market (Republic of Korea)
  • Asia Financing Forum (Hong Kong);
  • Tokyo Gap Financing Market (Japan);
  • Atelier "Produire Au Sud" (France);
  • COCO Pitch (Germany);
  • Focus Asia (Italy);
  • Locarno Pro - Open Doors Hub (Switzerland);
  • Torino Film Lab (Italy);
  • When East Meet West (Italy);
  • LIM | Less is More;
  • MIA (Italy);
  • CPH:FORUM (Denmark);
  • Visions du Réel (Switzerland);
  • (Germany);
  • DOK Leipzig (Germany);
  • GZDOC (China).

    Platforms and websites
  • The Black List;
  • InkTip;
  • Studio Binder;
  • Script Reader Pro;
  • Stage 32;
  • Documentary Campus;
  • Filmmakers without Borders;
  • Video & Filmmaker.

    Festival Promotion
  • Film Freeway;
  • Withoutabox;
  • Fest Home;
  • Shortfilmdepot ;
  • Docfilmdepot;
  • Clickforfestivals;
  • MoviBeta.

    Previous webinars

  • Coproduction Opportunities with Germany Regional and National Film Funds or How to Find a German Coproducer? (2021.08.26).

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