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25th July 2017 – The International Eurasia Film Festival is currently underway in Astana, and will run until July 28th. The festival, which was founded in 1998 and usually takes place in Almaty, will feature a record high 296 films from all continents, including 101 in the main programme, 12 feature length and 30 short films in the competition section, evaluated by a jury composed of representatives of the International Federation of Film Critics and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. Among those Hollywood stars expected to attend the festival are Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Adrien Brody, Bai Ling and a well-known producer Marko Mueller. Bijukumar Damodaran’s “Sound of Silence” opened the festival on July 22nd, and Luc Besson’s new feature “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” will close the festival. Director of the Culture and Arts Department of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Sports Almaz Nurazkhan stated: “Eurasia is the largest film forum in Central Asia accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations along with A-Class festivals such as in Cannes, Berlin and Venice. The theme of the festival is ‘Bridge of Cultures’, and it matches the main concept of EXPO 2017”. Read More

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