PROlogue - 2017

November 27-30, 2017. Tashkent. Youth Creativity Palace.

PROlogue - 2017

These days the Youth Creativity Palace has become the center of the youth film festival.

      The palace decorated with scarlet banners is filled with the most famous directors, actors, dops, producers, journalists, photographers, bloggers, young cinematographers and just those who love films.

      The “PROlogue” 2017 was organized at the highest level, which became a kind of a rehearsal before receiving an international status by 2018. The motto of “PROlogue – 2017” – on the threshold of the international festival” has fully justified itself.

“PROlogue – 2017”

Organizers

  • Uzbekistan Youth Union
  • Young Filmmakers Council
  • “Uzbekkino” National Agency
  • Center for Development of Cinematography

November 27

Legends among us

November 27. The festival opened with the photo exhibition “Legends among us”. It was dedicated to the legends of cinematography who contributed to the development of Uzbek cinema and are still teachers of young cinematographers of the country.

        Exhibition concept: Mukhlisa Azizova

        Photographer: Gayrat Muminov

“PROlogue – 2017”

Winners

Festival winners were awarded in 6 nominations:

  • 1. “Best short film” – Mukhlisa Azizova (“She”)
  • 2. “Best director” – Hasan Alijonov (“Aquarium”)
  • 3. “Best DOP” – Bakhtiyor Atabayev (“Limousine”)
  • 4. “Best screenplay” – Maftuna Allokulova (“Khorezm – my love”)
  • 5. “Best actor” – Fatih Nasimov (“The house without support”)
  • 6. “Best actress” – Oyparcha Abdullayeva (“Dilemma”)

93 applications and short films by young cinematographers were received to participate in the festival.

15 films recommended by the selection commission were included into the main program of the festival.

PROlogue – 2017

Master Class

Daily master classes by such famous film directors working in foreign countries like Ali Khamrayev, Elyor Ishmuhamedov, Odilsho Agishev, Yusuf Rozykov were held within the framework of the festival. They shared the secrets of directing and dramaturgy with youth.

PROlogue – 2017

Scientific practical conference

Within the framework of the second day, a scientific practical conference on “Youth and cinema” was held. It was organized jointly with the Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture.

      At the event young scientists discussed the success and problems of the modern Uzbek films.

      At the pitching which took place on the third day of the festival, young filmmakers presented their short film projects.

      8 best projects of screenplays took part in the pitching and they were evaluated by the Artistic Council of the National Agency “Uzbekkino” .

      Two screenplays selected as the best received certificates for a state funding for 2018.

      A roundtable discussion “On the threshold of an international film festival” also took place on the third day of the festival. The event was attended by the managers of organizations in the field of cinema, famous scientists, directors, actors, DOPs, producers and youth.

      The event was devoted to discussions about the organization of “PROlogue” film festival in 2018 on the international level. Filmmakers working abroad and taking part in international film festivals approved the idea of ​​holding an international film festival in Tashkent and gave their recommendations on the organization.

      November 30, the last day of the festival became a true celebration of cinema in Uzbekistan.

      The best soundtracks of Uzbek films sounded at the awards ceremony. The songs were performed in a modern interpretation by famous and favorite actors of the national cinema.

      “PROlogue – 2017” festival will be remembered for a long time as a real celebration of young filmmaker!