Eurasian Film Market

The Eurasian Film Market (EFM) is an annual largest film market in Central Asia and one of the brightest examples of creative industries events. The film market meets the modern needs of the film industry, expanding the boundaries of regional cooperation and forming new business ties between the film industry of the region and countries near and far abroad. Historically, Kazakhstan is one of the territories of the Great Silk Road, connecting Asia and Europe, West and East.

The Eurasian Film Market will take place from 14-17 October, 2024 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almaty is the center of the film industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where the main film organizations are located and, due to the presence of all kinds of natural landscapes, most of the filming takes place.

The main objective of EFM is to create a modern platform for promoting domestic and foreign projects and companies in the CIS countries, as well as expanding business opportunities between the CIS countries and the world.

Who are the film market participants?

  • producers of film content: producers, producing centers, and film production companies,
  • buyers of film content: distribution companies, sales agents, film networks, streaming platforms, digital TV,
  • foreign organizations promoting their country's film content,
  • representatives of foreign funds and different programs for film production and distribution support,
  • companies providing services in the film industry,
  • film commissions,
  • programmers of international film festivals.

What results can be achieved by the film market participants:

  • presenting their film project to regional and foreign buyers,
  • for buyers: new projects search,
  • expansion of business contacts,
  • brand recognition and visibility of the company providing services in film industry,
  • developing new markets and finding new clients and partners.

One of the main focuses of Eurasian Film Market is to support the film industry of Central Asian countries.

ATTENTION to filmmakers from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan:

The Eurasian Film Market is accepting submissions of feature-length feature films (any genre) and documentaries from 2024, ready for release or in post-production, to be selected for the #SEARCH program, which will be presented at the Eurasian Film Market. Projects submissions are FREE of charge. The selection of projects is based on their quality, production value and the general demand of the film market.

The #SEARCH program is being made for film content buyers (distributors, sales agents, streaming platforms, cinemas, film festivals).

Film information is to be sent to

  • brief info about the movie (title, timing, main crew, main cast, budget),
  • contact information of the producer/director,
  • trailer (or just a video cut from the movie), timing up to 5 minutes,
  • information about the distributor in Kazakhstan (if any).

The deadline for submitting project information is August 31, 2024.

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