Almaty Independent

film festival

The Almaty Indie is Almaty’s own film festival for truly independent films, and a headline event for micro-budget and no-budget films in the World. The mission of the Almaty Indie Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Almaty Indie is a 5-day celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.
The Almaty Indie Film Festival will run every year in Almaty and offer a fantastic opportunity for undiscovered filmmakers to showcase their achievements.


Submit your film to the Almaty Independent Film Festival

Almaty Indie Film Fest presents the best of low-budget filmmaking from around the world, and mixes it up with relevant industry discussions and targeted social networking events.

Submit your film to the 2023 Almaty Indie Film Fest via Film Freeway.


The Almaty Indie Film Fest accepts Submissions from any country.

Festival Categories

Feature Film (budget over $50k USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $50k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $20k USD)
Short low budget Film (budget over $5k USD)
Micro-budget Short Film (budget under $5k USD)
No-Budget Short Film (budget under $2k USD)
Female Director Low Budget Short film (budget under $3k USD)
Short Documentary (budget under $3k USD)
Animated Short (budget under $3k USD)
Horror / Sci-Fi Short (budget under $3k USD)
Music Video (budget under $3k USD)


2022 October 28th


2023 May 1st


2023 July 1st


2023 July 1st


2023 July 12th


2023 August 31st — September 3rd

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