The XV Tashkent International Film Festival will host the annual competition of young filmmakers "Cinema in Five Days"
This year 14 young filmmakers from 7 universities of CIS countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan - will take part in the competition.
On September 23, a special press conference dedicated to the international youth competition "Cinema in Five Days" will be organized in Tashkent on the first floor of the new Ivent Hall, starting at 11:00.
During the press conference, welcoming remarks will be made by officials, jury members, and the contestants themselves.
The next day, September 24, the participants will go to culturally and historically significant locations in the country, where they will shoot their films on the theme "Uzbekistan is my dream!".
Azerbaijan - Ak-Saray Palace in Shakhrisabz
Armenia - Gur-Emir Mausoleum in Samarkand
Kazakhstan - Ark Fortress in Bukhara
Kyrgyzstan - Akhsikent settlement in Namangan
Moldova - Sitorai Mokhi-khosa Palace in Bukhara.
Russia - Margelan silk weaving factory
Tajikistan - Khazrati Imam ensemble in Tashkent.
According to the rules, a film crew of seven young national film professionals will be attached to each two-person team. The contestants will have five days to prepare the film - three days for shooting, one day for editing, and the fifth day for voice-over.
The works of the contestants will be evaluated by the real masters of world cinema. One of the most famous and favorite Uzbek directors Ali Khamraev will act as the chairman of the jury. The jury also includes:
Alexander Sokurov, one of the most titled Russian directors, winner of awards at the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals;
Siddiq Barmak, an Afghan film director and producer, winner of the Golden Globe Award and the Cannes Film Festival Award;
Popular Uzbek film director Shukhrat Makhmudov;
Famous Turkmen director Khojakuli Narliev.
A press conference on the completion of the contest projects "Cinema in Five Days" will be held on September 30 in the conference hall of the Tashkent House of Cinematographers at 16:15. Awarding of winners with valuable prizes and open air dedicated to this event will be held in the amphitheater of the House of Cinematographers on October 1 at 17:00
The contest "Cinema in Five Days" will be held within the framework of the Tashkent International Film Festival for the third time. In 2021, representatives from more than 20 countries took part in the contest. Including from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Estonia. In 2022, contestants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, India, Israel, South Korea, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Belarus competed for the prizes. Two years in a row the winners were teams from Uzbekistan. This year Uzbek filmmakers are not taking part in the competition, but will compete among themselves.
The main goal of the "Cinema in Five Days" program is to encourage young filmmakers to create new films and to acquaint foreign colleagues with Uzbekistan's traditions and culture.