Kazakhfilm, the leading film company in Central Asia, produced 479 feature, documentary and animation films from 1991 to 2015. The film studio has cooperation agreements with the world’s leading cinematographic organisations to support the development of Kazakhstan’s film industry, including the National Centre for Cinematography of France, the New York Film Academy and more.

One of the first films ever shot in Kazakhstan

The 1929 Soviet film directed by Viktor Turin documents the building of the Turkestan–Siberia Railway. Soviet workers try to build a railway linking Turkestan to Siberia aiming to establish trade between the two regions.

The first Kazakh feature film

The film tells the story of a Kazakh hero, Amangeldy Imanov, who led the people to revolt against a newly-appointed Russian governor. Amangeldy allied with the Bolsheviks against some Kazakh clans subdued to the tsar.

One of the most popular love story films in Kazakhstan

The film is based on a Kazakh poetic folk legend of the 16th century about Tolegen, the brave warrior, and the beautiful Zhibek. The story ends tragically as Zhibek decides to commit suicide after she hears that her lover was killed in a duel.

One of the first Kazakh new wave films

The Soviet thriller film tells the story of Moro and his girlfriend Dina, who fights morphine addiction. Moro decides to fight the local drug maphia responsible for her condition that is responsible for Dina’s condition.

A historical epic film

The historical epic film is a fictionalized account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, a Khan of the Kazakh Horde, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders during the Kazakh-Dzungar Wars.

Nominated for the Academy Award

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206. The film is an engaging mix of action-packed battle scenes, a love story between Temujin and his wife Borte, family drama, and historic epic.

A star-studded cast

The action thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov stars Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and other Hollywood actors. Its plot revolves around Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin.

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's novel

Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ is reset in the severe winter steppes of Kazakhstan where merciless wolves are awaiting their prey. An old man, lost in a snowstorm and faced with ferocious beasts, has to protect himself and his sheep.

Award-winning Kazakh-German film

The Kazakh-German drama film directed by Emir Baigazin recounts the story of Aslan, a thirteen-year-old boy that lives with his grandmother. Aslan is bullied by an older boy Bolat and his gang connected with adult criminals and prisoners.

Film about the father of the great Kazakh poet Abai

Starring famous Kazakh actor Doskhan Zholzhaksynov, the film is about the fate of Kunanbai, the father of the great Kazakh poet Abai.

Historical drama

A historical drama recounts how the two Russian revolutions of 1917 influenced the fates of the Kazakh intelligentsia.

Film about famous singer and musician Amre Kashaubayev

Filmed across Latvia, the US and Kazakhstan, the film tells the story of the famous singer and musician Amre Kashaubayev, who was called ‘Kazakh nugget’ since he once presented the national folklore of the Kazakh people in Europe.

Award-winning documentary-drama

Director Sergey Dvortsevoy’s documentary-drama tells the story of a young homeless single mother in Moscow. The Kazakh actress in the leading role, Samal Yeslyamova, won the best actress award at Cannes Film Festival.

Award-winning drama by Emir Baigazin

The film is the third part of a trilogy with Baigazin’s earlier films Harmony Lessons and The Wounded Angel. The trilogy is about five brothers living on a farm on the Kazakh plains, where the sudden intrusion of the modern world brings corruption, temptation and deceit.