From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Industry Motion pictures[1]
Founded 1926
Headquarters Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Key people
Saparmuhammet Jalliev[2]
Products Motion pictures
Television programs

Turkmenfilm (Turkmen: Türkmenfilm) is the largest and oldest film studio in Turkmenistan.[3] It was established on 1926.


Established in 1926 in Poltoratsk (now Ashgabat), as the Ashgabat Kinofabrica. In 1938 it was renamed to "Ashgabat studio". Since 1958 - Turkmenfilm.

In 1948, an earthquake building Turkmenfilm fallen. A few years later it was restored.

For a long time the studio was named Alty Karliev.

In 2007, the decree of the president of Turkmenistan association "Turkmentelekinofilm" was derived from the General Directorate of Turkmen TV studio, it was named after the legendary ancestor of the Turkmens - Oghuz Khagan.[4] Oversee the work of the new association entrusted to the Ministry of culture and TV & radio broadcasting of Turkmenistan.[5]

In August 2010, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at a workshop on Culture and the media said that the union "Turkmenfilm" named Oguzkhan should establish cooperation with major film companies of the world, to create a new movie about the history and present-day Turkmenistan.[6]


External links[edit]