Second Eurasia International Film Festival was held in Almaty from September 26th till October 2nd, 2005.
Seven years later film festival’s concept has completely changed: now it has become international. Festival’s guests (such as lovely Ornella Muti and Jean-Claude Van Damme) were widely discussed.
And since 2005 the festival began to flourish. Eurasia-2005 has become a kind of cultural bridge between East and West. Maira Muhammed-qyzy performed Diva’s song from the Fifth Element, Olzhas Suleimenov was Honored President of the festival and delivered a very eloquent, heartful and sincere speech.
Also The Nomads was premiered in the non-competitive part of the program. It definitely was a cultural event for Almaty which had laid the foundations for a new era of holding such events. The Jury was headed by a famous Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos.