The World Bank (WB) and the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan announced the results of a joint contest for young photographers focusing on the fight against poverty and issues of social and economic development in the country. Over 170 photos from various regions of Uzbekistan were submitted for the contest jury’s consideration.
From 19 to 23 June, Bishkek hosts the tenth Umut Forum of Young Cinema of the CIS countries. Filmmakers from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, India, China and Tajikistan take part in it.
The Russia-Culture TV channel is currently hosting a series of films dedicated to Uzbekistan, the great past of Uzbekistan, large-scale cultural projects of today, the continuity of traditions and generations.
The Cinematography Agency and the Sputnik Vostok Production film studio presented the first joint Uzbek-Russian film for children and teenagers, The Taste of the Sun. A screening for members of the arts council, film critics, the public and the media was held at the Yulduz cinema. The big premiere of the film will be timed to coincide with the Youth Day of Uzbekistan.
On 4 June, a solemn concert in memory of the famous musician Mukhtar Ashrafi took place on the stage of State Academic Bolshoi Theatre named after Alisher Navoi. The program of the evening included the brightest fragments of the works of Mukhtar Ashrafi and world classics. The event was designed to reveal to the guests the multifaceted heritage of Mukhtar Ashrafi, honor the memory of the classic of Uzbek music and pay tribute to his talent as a teacher.
During the stay in Paris of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, headed by the Deputy Khokim of Kashkadarya region Rustam Yuldashev, a meeting was organized with the Director General of the International Council for the Preservation of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Marie-Laure Lavenir and Director of the ICOMOS Consulting and Monitoring Department R. Durigello.
From 7 June to 7 July, the Illusion cinema and the cinema hall of the Engineering building of the Tretyakov Gallery will host the first Russian retrospective of director Ali Khamraev.
Participants and guests of the XIV International Tashkent Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Road" will be able to see the best films of French cinema.
The documentary film of Uzbekistan cinematographers “Matonat”, shot by the SUE Studio of Documentary and Newsreel Films won the Grand Prix at the XXXI International Film Forum “Golden Knight” in Sevastopol.