The film “Walnut tree” directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov and produced by JSC “Kazakhfilm” named after Shaken Aimanov participated in the Main Competition of the 22nd International Festival of Asian Cinema Vesoul (France). It won International Jury Special Mention awards (“To the talent/flair to evoke a smile despite tough/complicated economic and political situation”) and Press Jury Special Mentions awards (“To the graphic and bold image of rural living”). The film “Walnut tree” was selected by professionals among the best Asian films to the Festival programme.
On the 24th of December in Almaty in the cinema «Bekmambetov Cinema 3D» (The Republican square 2, the shopping mall «Almaly») there will be premier screening of the documentary films producing by JSC «Kazakhfilm» named after Shaken Aimanov: «Abzal’s homeland» (film directors K. Dyusembayev and V. Tyulkin), «The worlds of Moris Simoshko» (film director A. Golovinskiy), «Saving people’s hearts» (film director O. Tastanov), «Desht-i-Kypchak. Secret signs» (film directors B. Gafu, A. Kamenskiy).
Creative and productive association «Debut» of JSC «Kazakhfilm» named after Shaken Aimanov submits for review scripts (synopses) of short [fiction] films under the following conditions:
On the 31st May, at the day of remembrance of victims of political repressions, there was a premier of the historical film “Аманат” in one of the theaters of Astana “Kinopark 7 (Keruen) IMAX 3D”. This film is dedicated to the fate of the first historian of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, a prominent scholar and the patriot of his country Ermukhan Bekmakhanov, who was given/awarded a title of Doctor of Historical Sciences for his work “Kazkahstan in 1920-1940 of 19th century.
The press-screening of historical feature film “Kunanbay” about the life of Kunanbay Oskenbaiuly – the father of great Abay – was held in the Central Communications Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.
On the 7th May, at the Defender of the Fatherland Day JSC "Kazakhfilm" named after Shaken Aimanov organized a charity screening of the first Kazakh film on the youth policy of the First President of Kazakhstan called "Дорога домой" for the orphanage №1 and private educational institutions for orphans SOS Children's Village Almaty in one of the theatres of Astana “Cinema Towers”.
Film “Bauyr” directed by Serik Aprymov and produced by JSC “Kazakhfilm” named after Shaken Aimanov received Award of the Federal Foreign Office for "artistic originality which creates cultural diversity" (4,000 euros) at the 14th edition of the goEast film festival which was held between April 9-15 in Wiesbaden.