Almaty hosts the I Republic Festival of Short Films called Baikonur. The festival will discover new talents becoming a launching pad for young directors.
The festival includes films participating in competitive and out-of-competition programs.
7 Kazakhstan valuable film makers in were invited to form a festival jury. These are director and script writer Rashid Nugmanov, director and script writer Adilhan Erzhanov, film expert Gulnar Abikeeva, director and film critic Tulegen Baitukenov, Eurasia Spotlight director Ilyas Ahmet, producer Sabina Kuzembaeva, cameraman Azamat Dulatov.
At the closing ceremony winners will be awarded in nominations of “Gran Prix”, “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Underground Picture”, “Best Documentary”, “Best Animated Feature Film”, “Broadway Choice”, and “Special Prize”.
The winners will get an exclusive Baikonur statuette created at the Republican Short Film Festival. Gran Prix winner will participate in the XII Eurasia International Film Festival.