For the first time from 11 to 14 July 2018 in the city of Pavlodar within the framework of the implementation of the program article of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev "A look into the future: modernization of public consciousness", in the home of the famous Kazakh Soviet actor, theater and film director, People's Artist of the USSR Shaken Kenzhetayevich Aimanov will host the first International film festival of short feature films and documentaries "Ertis Cinema".

The purpose of the film festival is to popularize short films in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to identify and encourage talented filmmakers.


- acceptance of applications and works for participation in the Festival: from February 20 to June 1, 2018;

- consideration of works by the Selection Committee: June 1 - 10, 2018;

- Opening of the festival: July 11, 2018;

- open viewing of competitive films: from July 12-14, 2018;

- summing up, award ceremony for the Festival participants: July 14, 2018;


Nominations of the film festival:

  • «The best documentary»
  • «Best Feature Film»
  • «The best film about the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Astana»
  • «Special Jury Prize»
  • «People's Choice Award»

Winners of each category are awarded Grand Prix, diplomas 1, 2 and 3 degrees.

In the nomination "Audience Choice Award" can win one film.

In the nomination "Special Jury Prize", the awards "For the Best Acting Game", "For the Best Cinematography", "For the Best Direction of the Feature Cinema", "For the Best Director of Documentaries" are defined.


Films produced not earlier than 2016 are accepted for the competition. To participate in the festival, the author needs to fill out an online application form before June 1, 2018 on the website www.ertiscinema.kz;

Requirements for the works of the Festival:

  • no more than 4 works are provided from one author or creative association;
  • duration of work up to 30 minutes in Kazakh, Russian, English and other languages ​​with compulsory subtitles in Russian. Russian subtitles are not required.

Technical requirements for work:

  • format of MPEG4;
  • Video codec: H.264;
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 * 1080);
  • frame rate: 25 fps;
  • sound: 48 kHz;

To participate in the festival are not allowed to work:

  • having a low artistic or technical quality;
  • having an erotic component;
  • films in which you can identify elements of violence, racial or religious intransigence;
  • films that violate the laws and contradict the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Anonymous work;
  • work with an unfilled application;

Creative groups, studios, students of creative universities, professional and beginning directors can take part in the Festival.

Types of works of the festival:

  • short films up to 30 minutes;
  • documentaries up to 30 minutes;

All works submitted for participation in the festival are allowed to the festival's competitive program after passing the compulsory pre-selection.

After consideration of the works, the candidates will be informed about the decisions of the selection committee. The final list of works included in the contest program of the festival is approved by the Organizing Committee and published on the official website of the Festival (www.ertiscinema.kz) no later than June 10, 2018.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

GU "Administration of Culture, Archives and Documentation of Pavlodar region"




Official website




Republic of Kazakhstan,
140,000, Pavlodar city, Academician A. Margulan street, 115.

Phone: +7 7182 616271,
+7 7182 616282,
+7 7182 616199


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 20, 2018
  • Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    June 10, 2018
  • Event dates
    11 — 14 July 2018
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free
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