Today, September 16th of 2019, in Almaty at "Kazakhfilm" studio the grand opening of the Museum of Kazakh cinema named after Shaken Aimanov tool place. The museum has some priceless archival items including legendary filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s camera, the personal belongings and collections of Kazakh cinema’s classic filmmaker Shaken Aimanov, original scripts and original costumes from the Kazakh classic movies and many more. Most valuable item of the Museum is the authentic restored study of Shaken Aimanov.
The event was attended by Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Nurkisa Daueshov, Almaty mayor Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, People's artist of USSR Assanali Ashimov, governmental and public figure Esset Kossubayev, Chairman of the Filmmakers’ Union of Kazakhstan Yermek Tursunov and also the team of “Kazakhfilm” studio, as well as well-known personas of Kazakh film industry.
- Today we are witnessing a great cultural event - the opening of the Museum of Kazakh cinema named after the legendary Shaken Aimanov! All the exhibits presented in our Museum keep the history of the time when masterpieces that have become classics of Kazakh cinema, were created. They were collected and preserved thanks to people who are heart-sick for the cinema. For example, Gulfairuz Ismailova, who worked as a production designer for "Kyz-Zhibek" film by Sultan Khodzhikov, kept and transferred to the Museum the unique jacket, dress and saukele of the film’s main character Kyz-Zhibek. Vintage cinema equipment was preserved thanks to Ivan Zaitsev, while posters of classic films were preserved in their authentic form by Mentay Utepbergenov. No doubt, the relatives of Shaken Aimanov made a huge contribution to the Museum. The contribution of these people is priceless. From now on, every guest of the Museum will be able to see the living history of Kazakh cinema, - said the president of “Kazakhfilm” Arman Asenov.
- I congratulate all filmmakers with the opening Of Museum of Kazakh cinema named after Shaken Aimanov, which now rightfully takes place among the cultural attractions of our beautiful Almaty city. The main mission of the Museum is to preserve priceless archival exhibits related to the Kazakh cinema, to preserve its unique history. This is the only and unique collection of exhibits, which, I am sure, will be interesting for both our youth and all foreign guests of our city, - said Almaty mayor Bakhytzhan Sagintayev.
Also on the same day the Museum's collection was replenished with three more valuable exhibits. These are commemorative silver coins issued by the National Bank of Kazakhstan for the 100th anniversary of Shaken Aimanov and the 50th anniversary of the Kazakh animation, as well as a thematic stamp issued by “Kazpost”, Kazakh national post company. They were handed to the Museum by the Chief designer of National Bank of Kazakhstan Almat Bassenov and Technical editor of JSC "Kazpost" Ongarbay Inkarim-ay.
Grand opening of the Museum of Kazakh cinema is a landmark event for Kazakh cinema. It will be am honorable addition to a number of anniversaries of 2019:
35 years ago - in 1984 "Kazakhfilm" studio is named after Shaken Aimanov,
45 years ago -in 1974 A documentary film "Shaken Aimanov" is made and dedicated to his works
50 years ago -in 1969 "Angel in a cap" was awarded a diploma of the contest of filmmakers of the republics of Central Asia and Kazakhstan.
55 years ago -in 1964 Shaken Aimanov worked as a director and leading actor (Aldar-Kose) and screenwriter in the film "Beardless crook".
60 years ago – In 1969, Shaken Aimanov worked as an actor (Beisembai) and a screenwriter for the film "At the foot of Natitas" by Kuat Abuseitov.
60 years ago - in 1959 the film "Our dearest doctor" was awarded an incentive diploma of the all-Union film festival.
60 years ago - in 1947 Shaken Aimanov was awarded the title of People's artist of the USSR.
60 years ago - in 1959 Shaken Aimanov acted as the artistic Director for the film "The Road of life".
65 years ago - in 1954 Shaken Aimanov directed the film " Daughter of the steppes."
65 years ago - in 1954 Shaken Aimanov directed the film "Poem about love".