The annual Go Viral Central Asia Festival on business, media, culture, and technology will take place from June 11-20, 2021.
The festival will include more than 50 speakers from Central Asia, the United States, and other countries, as well as panel discussions, workshops, documentary film screenings, networking sessions, and even full concerts.
Go Viral has again succeeded to unite creative, curious, diverse, and engaged people from all countries of Central Asia.
The format of the Festival will be hybrid. Organizers have combined on-line and in-person programs. In addition to sessions in Almaty, Tashkent, and Bishkek, the live portion of the Dushanbe Festival will take place at American Space Dushanbe.
The Dushanbe component of the event will include the following activities:
Friday, 11 June
Official opening. Musical performance by Mardzhon Hassanova (cello), DJ Jova, Dariko Garibian (violin), Anvar Shoikhmurodov (violin), and Parviz Hailzoda (violin).
Saturday, 12 June
Panel discussion: Farid Shirinzhanov, Shabnam Shermetova: “Creative Economy and the restaurant industry.” Moderator: Parviz Ruziyev.
Concert: Chorshanbe Alovatov
Sunday, 13 June
Panel discussion: Saidakbar Akbarov, Lola Kasimova, Rafael Gulov: “How Tajik Youth are Taking on Instagram.”
Moderator Timur Timurkhanov
Presentation: Nilufar Muradova: “Review of courses and programs for girls in IT.”
Thursday, 17 June
Workshop: Kanat Beisekeyev and Tajik producers: Shooting documentary film in the Central Asian context.
Обсуждение фильма “Женщины Центральной Азии”. Модератор: Шахина Бахромова
K-POP and art presentation where you can learn more about K-POP and its rising popularity
Friday, 18 June
The day will be dedicated to the 48 Hour Film Race and master classes from leading filmmakers from across Central Asia, including Anisa Sabiri and Kanat Beisekeyev. During the Festival, the 48 Hour Film Race will also launch a special content for the creation of a 48 second film in 24 hours. Anyone interested in creating a film — from amateurs to professionals — is welcome.
Sunday, 20 June
Presentation: Iskandar Mirzoganiyev “Posters as an effective media format”
Presentation: Takhmina Hakimova, Farrukh Safarzade “Uncovering heroes in video/photo formats”
Presentation: Diana Visotskaya: “How to creatively organize events in the regions.”
Presentation: Azam Mirzonzhotov “Illustrations to influence social reality”
The number of in-person participants is limited for each session, and registration is required. Registration links can be found on the official GoViralTJ account in Instagram. All Dushanbe sessions will also be available to view live-streamed on the GoViralTJ Facebook page.
Further information on the program, including events in Almaty, Bishkek, and Tashkent can be found here.
The Go Viral Festival is financed by the U.S. State Department and supported by the U.S. diplomatic mission to Tajikistan.