From January 27 to 31, 2023 in the city of Mumbai, Republic of India will be the International Film Festival of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries.

Mahmadsaid Shohiyon, Director of the State Institution “Tojikfilm”, represents the Republic of Tajikistan at the international event as a jury of the competition program.

  The feature films “Dov” directed by Mukhiddin Muzaffar, “Hunter’s Last Prey” directed by Mukhammadrabi Ismoil and “Rokh” directed by Nosir Saidov, and the short feature film “Etude” directed by Mumin Kadyrov were presented in the competition sector.

The SCO Film Festival aims to establish a cinematic partnership and serve as a bridge between the cultures of different SCO countries. It will also create a partnership in the cinematographic brotherhood of the SCO member states through collective cinematographic experience. The films screened at the SCO Film Festival, presented by the SCO states, will allow viewers to experience different cultures, and will be a window for people from the SCO countries to get to know each other better.

The competition section is only for SCO member states and includes various prestigious awards such as Best Feature Film, Best Actor (male), Best Actor (female), Best Director (feature film), Special Jury Prize.

In total 57 films from 14 SCO countries were selected for the SCO Film Festival. 14 feature films from 7 countries will be screened in the competition section, and 43 films will be presented in the non-competition section.

Presently eight countries (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) are the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, three states (Belarus, Iran and Mongolia) are observers and 14 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Maldives, Myanmar, the Arab Emirates and Turkey) are dialogue partners.

Tojikfilm Administration