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About the Festival

Kazakhstan: Montage of Cinemas - Film & Cultural Festival is fueled with the passion of showcasing the imaginative cinematic art of a proud and creative nation.

The vision is to bring the two nations closer together through the language of cinema, music, and other forms of art. We are opening a world of opportunity for Kazakh film makers and expanding US film makers location knowledge of Kazakhstan, "the land of many landscapes".

The 2012 festival has expanded by offering a cultural aspect and exhibits. The festival’s unique emphasis will be placed on the following:

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all screenings are FREE!!!

Venue & Program overview

DGA Logo Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Opening Reception Program:
Performance by Inju Marjan
Performance by Yerzhan Isin
Screening of Dialogue from the Steppes

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Board of Directors

Gaukhar and Zarina  

Gaukhar Noortas
Managing Director

Zarina Mamyrkulova
Festival Director

Advisory Board

Steven-Charles JaffeHonorary Consul of Kazakhstan, Los Angeles, Producer (GHOST, K19)

Erlan IdrissovAmbassador of Kazakhstan, USA

Richard A.MorseEntertainment Attorney & Producer