Kalila Umarov

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Kalila Umarov
Born (1957-05-04) May 4, 1957 (age 57)
Zhanakorgan District, Kyzylorda Province, Kazakhstan
Residence Almaty, Kazakhstan
Nationality Kazakh
Citizenship Kazakhstan
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present
Website
http://kalilafilm.kz

Umarov (Omarov) Kalila Nematovich (born 1957) — Kazakh documentary filmmaker.

Biography[edit]

He was born on may, 4 in 1957 in town Zhanakorgan of Kyzyl-orda region, in the driver`s family of Umarov Nematulla and Hadisha. He is the eldest son in the large family, which consists of 10 children. He had studied the first and second grade in the school # 163 of the town Zhanakorgan He studied the third year in the school of Romanov in the village Tumenaryk He had studied in the school of Karataeva in Zhanakorgan from 4th year to 10th year. He had served in the Soviet army from 1975 to 1977. After army he went to the city on the bank of Neva in Leningrad academy of the film and photo department. His the last film “Incarnation” which was filmed in 1981 and devoted to life and creation of the great composer Kurmangazy, on the festival “White roses”, in which took part 88 short films, could get the main prize. This film was pointed with special diplomas in the festival in Tallinn and Moscow. Then, he had continued his study in Leningrad state university of culture of Krupskaya, but because of the family problems he had to drop out of courses and come back to his motherland. He was working as photographer in Zhanakorgan Culture Home from 1984 to 1987. In additional, he had played important role of Hlebnikov in the play of Amir Mazhitov “Bread”. This play had won grand prix on the Republic theatre festival “theatre spring”. He had worked on the studio “Kazakhfilm” as the director of documentary films from 1987 to 1997. This films of Umarov Kalila (“Magzhan”, “Taushen”, “Live and death of mister Salih Muhammed”, “Great jute” etc.) were the important contribution in TV-documentary of 90th years, as a result from his painful attempts of philosophy from rethinking of the past in the context of metamorphosis contemporary reality, Kalila Umarov worked as the director of national channel “Alatau” in 1998, and then he worked as the director on the TV-radio of Kazakhstani President Complex. He had worked in the agency “Habar” as the director of dubbing from 1999 to 2003. Also, he translated into Kazakh language domestic serials “Perekrestok” and “Sarancha”. New step of creation had started since 2003 from documentary film “The way of Dukenbai”, based on FE documentary filmmaker Kalila Umarov. Three part documentary film was filmed by the order of the company “KazMunaiGaz” from 2004 to 2006 based on Design Studio “DosART”. This film spanned a century of oil company “A destiny in a drop of oil”. Also several films-portraits about famous oil industry of the country (Safi Utebayev, Orynbai Berdugozhin, Tabyn Orzhanov, Nurpeis Mahashev) were filmed by Kalila Umarov in collaboration with the public fund “Munaishy” of Marabaev. Kalila Umarov created documentary film-portrait of two parts “Philosopher Nysanbayev” in TV-radio of the company “World” in 2005. Kalila Umarov had been filming several documentary films (“Akhmet Zhubanov”, “Muhammed Khaidar Dulati”, “Alashorda”, “kazakh man Bauyrzhan”) on the studio “Kazakhfilm” of Shaken Aimanov since 2006, which aroused great public interest. Kalila and his sons has been leading photo chronicle of golf club “Nurtau” and has been cooperating with journals “Golf.kz” and “GolfDigest” (Moscow) since 1999. Permanent exhibition dedicated to works of Kalila Umarov is in Kyzyl-orda local museum. The son of K. Umarov, Mukhtar with his father is involved in a documentary, creating computer graphics and making the installation since 2007.

Awards[edit]

Over 30 years of creative activity Kalila Umarov is:

  • The member of RK union of cinematographers
  • Winner of the Youth Union of Kazakhstan (1992).
  • Winner of the International Award. Zhambyl (1996)
  • He was awarded "Kaysar» II-degree MIA RK (1997).
  • He was honored the Republic of Kazakhstan (2009).
  • He was awarded the honorary title "Bauyrzhan Momyshuly" (2010).

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

1. 1981 — «Incarnation» Leningrad House of Scientists them. Gorky sculptor Zhaubasar Kaliev (Karaganda)

Feature film: «documentary»

2. 1989 — «Taushen»

Feature film: «documentary»

3. 1990 — «Land of Ancestors»

Feature film: “documentary

4. 1990 — «Замана-шеру»

Feature film: “documentary

5. 1990 — «Mağjan» Mağjan Jumabayev

Feature film: “documentary

6. 1991 — «Съезди сын, в аул» Mustafa Ozturk

Feature film: “documentary

7. 1991 — «The Life and Death of Mr. Mohammed Salih»

Feature film: “documentary

8. 1992 — Great Jute Soviet famine of 1932–1933

Feature film: “documentary

9. 1993 — «Return of the Mir-Yakub» Mirjaqip Dulatuli

Feature film: “documentary

10. 1994 — «Daulet-Paluan» Daulet Turlychanow

Feature film: “documentary

11. 1994 — «The Word of Alash» Alash Orda

Feature film: “documentary

12. 1994 — «The years of joy and love»

Feature film: “documentary

13. 1994 — «Zhambyl: The Great singer of mankind»» Jambyl Jabayev

Feature film:“documentary

14. 1996 — «liberated from the shackles» (documentary) with B. Gafu (Kairbekov)

Feature film: “documentary

15. 2003 — The Way Dukenbaya»

Feature film: “documentary

16. 2004 — «The philosopher Nysanbaev» Абдималик Нысанбаевич Нысанбаев

Feature film: “documentary

17. 2004 — «Zhakiya»

Feature film: “documentary

18. 2004—2005 — «Destiny in a drop of oil», 3-series

Feature film: “documentary

19. 2005 — «Star Qadir»

Feature film: “documentary

20. 2005 — «Tanker Astana»

Feature film: “documentary

21. 2005 — «Нарында туған нар жігіт»

Feature film: “documentary

22. 2005 — «Gateway Atyrau»

Feature film: “documentary

23. 2005 — «Әлеуметке-әділет, заңға — құрмет»

Feature film: “documentary

24. 2006 — «Akhmet Zhubanov» Akhmet Zhubanov

Feature film: “documentary

25. 2006 — «Islam is the religion of ancestors» Islam

Feature film: “documentary

26. 2007 — «Muhammad Haidar Dughlat» Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat

Feature film: “documentary

27. 2008 — «Music of My Soul»

Feature film: “documentary

28. 2008 — «Zholdasbekov Adayev“ (Creator encyclopedia)»

Feature film: “documentary

29. 2008- — «Амир Мажитов из Жанакоргана»

Feature film: “documentary

30. 2009 — «Alashorda» Alash Orda

Feature film: “documentary

31. 2009 — ««Patriarch of the Kazakh oil — Safi Utebayev»

Feature film: “documentary

32. 2009 — ««Memory» - Centennial Mazhit Kasenova»

Feature film: “documentary

33. 2009 — «Dynasty Orzhanov»

Feature film: “documentary

34. 2010 — «Қазақтың Бауыржаны» «Legendary Bauyrzhan» Baurzhan Momyshuly

Feature film: “documentary

35. 2010 — «Pioneer» Urynbay Berdygozhin

Feature film: “documentary

36. 2010 — «Сарагүл. Өмір толқындары»

Feature film: “documentary

37. 2011 — «Esbergen Abitaev. “Energetic”»

Feature film: “documentary

38. 2011 — «Ызгарбек Бектурсынов»

Feature film: “documentary

39. 2011 — «Кодекс Куманикус - һәм қарапайым қазақтың қағидалары»

Feature film: “documentary

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