Cultural Modernization

Kazakhstan Pavilion opened in Cannes for the first time

For the first time in the history of the national film industry, the National Pavilion of Kazakhstan was opened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan reported.
World 19 May, 15:49

The first Kazakhstan pavilion is located on the territory of the Le Village International film market near the Palais des Festivals. The Kazakh delegation took part in its opening.

The National Pavilion of Kazakhstan, which has opened its doors with the active support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan and the organizing committee of the International Eurasia Film Festival, opens the possibility of holding professional meetings and negotiations on the promotion of films, projects and services.

"The presentation of the Kazakhstan pavilion within the framework of one of the most prestigious international film festivals strengthens the image of Kazakhstan as a filmmaking country, expands opportunities for partnership and prospects for cooperation in the field of the film industry", the Ministry noted.

The main place in the program of the national pavilion is taken by the presentation of the International Eurasia Film Festival, which will be held in Astana from 22 to 28 July 2017 during EXPO-2017 "Future Energy".

It should be noted that since 2016 the students of Kazakh National University of Arts have actively participated in the program of the prestigious international film festival in Cannes. In particular, students specializing in directing Aidos Seitzhan with a film "Tugan", Ayan Nayzabekov with a film "Father", Asylkhan Shakenov with a film "Once Upon a Time in a Small Town", Yelzhas Yertysbayev with a film "Black. White. Gray" entered the program of the Cannes Film Festival "Short Film Corner".

It is expected that participation in the Cannes Film Festival will serve to further strengthen cultural ties with the international cinematographic community and the image of Kazakhstan as a country with a rich and developed film industry. The work of the pavilion will help to attract potential partners for the joint production and financing of national films, the exchange of experience and modernization of the Kazakhstani film industry, and the development of tourism.