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About 2010 festival


screenStarting from June 27 to July 1, 2010 Astana city, the young capital of Kazakhstan, will welcome the inaugural “Astana” International Action Film Festival, organized by the famous film director and producer Timur Bekmambetov under support of the Mayor of Astana and Astana City Hall.

The festival is timed to the solemn date - the birthday of the capital, and thus will become a real film holiday that will gather the world cinema celebrities, famous filmmakers, media and cultural representatives and potential investors in Astana. On the other hand, it is a great opportunity to get the festival guests acquainted with the fast developing capital of Kazakhstan, while presenting and screening the best action movies. Nowadays the films with a dynamic plot are of the highest demand in the world.

The official program of the Festival consists of more than 20 full-length out-of-competition films from USA, Europe, Asia and CIS countries. During the 5 festival days, people would be able to see the popular movies and visit the great long-awaited premieres of the year.


The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place in the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall.

The President of Astana International Action Film Festival is Timur Bekmambetov.

The Director General of Astana International Action Film Festival – Iren Vanidovskaya.