The best films about Central Asia announced in Almaty
The organizer of the film festival was Clique.
The Central Asian Documentary Film Festival competition (CADF) took place in the city of Almaty.
The Competition for the best documentary about Central Asia was organized by Clique Film Festival, according to the official Facebook page of Clique.
The Competition submitted 24 works out of 60, including short films and feature films by directors from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Germany, Holland, and other states. Among the main themes were ecology, labor migration, independence, human rights, deportation and a search for identity.
A documentary Harvest Moon by Zakhid Mavani was selected as the best film of the Competition. The film is his first feature film. In addition to the Grand Prix, the film was recognized the best in terms of the work of a director of photography Sebastian Khiriart.
The Best Filmmaker prize went to Denis Shabayev for a documentary Not My Job, telling a story of a young Tajik guy.
The jury also mentioned the following short films The Hermit by Kyrgyz director Aizada Aliyeva and The Botanist by Canadian Maude Plante-Husaruk, Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis.
The jury's special prize was received by the film I Am Not Sick, I Am Gay by Alexej Getmann that reveals a story of Denis - an open gay from Temirtau.