Film industries in Central Asia a view today and towards the future

1 December 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is launching the new publication entitled "Film industries in Central Asia a view today and towards the future". This publication was prepared in the framework of the "Strengthening Film Industries in Central Asia" project supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea and is the result of a series of national studies of the state-of-affairs of the film industries of Central Asian countries and related legislations launched in May 2020.

This publication assesses the film industries of Central Asia and concerned legislation. It provides recommendations for its future development, international cooperation prospects and ways to improve the status of local culture professionals and creative entrepreneurs working in the cinema sector. It also considers funding mechanisms of cinema industries.

Responsible governmental authorities, representatives of public and private cinema organizations, creative educational institutions, professional organizations and unions are invited to implement the recommendations of this publication.

Author: Elena Larionova, master of philosophy, producer and programme director of cinema festivals, member of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).

The publication is based on the interim reports executed in 2020 by the following experts: Gulnara Abikeyeva (Kazakhstan), Erke Dzhumakmatova (Kyrgyzstan), Sharofat Arabova (Tajikistan), as well as Nigora Karimovas book Uzbekistans Film Industry and Its Contribution to the Countrys Socio-Economic Development of 2019 written as part of the UNESCO project: Creative Industries Development for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Strengthening the Sustainability of Creative Industry in Lao PDR, Uzbekistan and Rwanda executed with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the RoK.

The publication is available in English and Russian languages.

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