Internews in the Kyrgyz Republic

Three short films from Kyrgyzstan were selected for the 5th International Youth Festival of Visual Media “Meihodo”, created with grants as part of the production of socially significant content of the “Media-K” Internews project in Kyrgyzstan.

This is a feature film-dystopia “The Man Who Asked”, and documentaries “Postman” and “Shyrdak”.

The other day it became known that “Shyrdak” was shortlisted and the film will compete for the main prize in the “Outstanding Film” nomination “Outstanding Film”).

The festival will take place from 19 to 28 April.

The results will be announced during the award ceremony on April 28, which will be held on the Japanese island of Kyushu in the city of Fukuoka.

The 5th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VISUAL MEDIA FESTIVAL “MEIHODO” this year received 3533 applications from 122 countries.

Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan
is an independent film festival organized by Meihodo Inc., a Japanese corporation dedicated to promoting efforts to preserve traditional humanist culture from around the world. The festival aims to support young creators by providing a platform for cultural dialogue between film producers from all over the world.
This event brings together industry professionals, creators and innovators to share knowledge and collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of digital art storytelling and creation.

Short documentary film “Shyrdak” Ivana Ryaskova talks about the importance of preserving the traditional heritage of folk applied arts, and in particular, the manufacture of the Kyrgyz felt carpet-shyrdak.

The unique cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan stands at a crossroads: will we be able to preserve the ancient crafts and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation, or will we lose them in the process of globalization? This is a huge challenge for the Kyrgyz youth in the era of Kyrgyzstan’s independence.

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