Filming in Kazakhstan with COLIBRI FILMS

Filming in Kazakhstan

You want filming in Kazakhstan? We can help you! We providing a wide range of production services, crew hire, providing technical support for filming in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Our production company was established in 2013 with the aim of producing / co-producing film and television projects, as a result, our company has extensive production experience in Kazakhstan.

COLIBRI FILMS develop and produce own projects, as well as render production services.

We keep a database of highly qualified filmmakers in all areas of film production, from creative to technical staff.

COLIBRI FILMS organizes the entire production process – project development, pre-production, production/filming, location management, casting, location trips, set design, costumes, props, stunts, etc.

We providing a wide range of services for filming in Kazakhstan:

Pre-production and casting



Talent search


Filming crew hire


Selection of locations

Managing the permits

Local fixer in Kazakhstan

Equipment rental

Rental houses in Kazakhstan

Transport services in Kazakhstan

Customs clearance in Kazakhstan

Selection and making of costumes

Selection and making of props

Making and hire yurts

Purchase of footage video from Kazakhstan

Invitations for business visa in Kazakhstan

Set building and decorations

Filming locations in Kazakhstan:

From canyons and deserts to mountains, forests and lakes; from ultra-modern cities to boundless plains.

Mountains with snow-capped peaks







Modern cities

The main reasons for filming in Kazakhstan:

Spectacular locations

Low filming costs

Professional reliable film teams

Long daylight hours

30% cash rebates

New film law boosting co-productions

Modern safe environment

Unique hospitality

In 2019, Kazakhstan passed the Cinematography Law which promotes large-scale changes in film industry of the country, in particular creation of a rebate system, that is, a refund of 30% of the invested funds.

Climate of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has a harsh continental climate. The average temperature in January is around −19 °C in the north and −2 °C in the south, the average temperature in July is around +19 °C in the north and +28 °C in the south. The Kazakhstan climate has four distinct seasons: frosty winter, blossoming spring, hot summer and colorful autumn.

Looking for line producer in Kazakhstan?

Naryn Igilik

Naryn Igilik

Naryn Igilik a well-organized and outgoing director and producer based in Almaty, Kazakhstan with 24 years experience in film and TV production. Fluent in Kazakh, Russian & English with good communication skills and an extensive network of local production and location contacts, ideally placed to support TV & film production within Kazakhstan and the surrounding territories.

In his filmography there are more than 30 films, among them such as “Mongol”, “Shal/Oldman”, “Nomad”, “Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword”, «Epic Warrior Women: Amazons».


Naryn Igilik has several awards. For example in 2018, the Association of Film Critics of Kazakhstan awarded Naryn Igilik, the producer of the documentary film “EPIC WARRIOR WOMEN: AMAZONS”, the “Critics Choice” Award in the nomination “For contribution to the development of cinema”, for the high level of international cooperation.

Member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Google Reviews

Documentary drama for Viasat History:

Sebastian Peiter

Producer, United Kingdom

“Colibri Exec Naryn is a great Line Producer understanding needs of foreign crews and pulling together complex historic drama shoots. Since we have a very busy schedule of filming the trilogy on three continents, we were looking for an independent private film studio in Kazakhstan. So, we went to the director of COLIBRI FILMS Naryn Igilik, who has behind him such famous films as “Mongol”, “Shal”, “Kazakh Khanate”. I am glad that Naryn and his team have fully met our expectations. In a very short time they were able to shoot realistic scenes in very high quality!”

Corporate film for Embraer airline manufacturer:

Alastair Mackintosh

Director, United Kingdom

“For any film and TV crews looking to shoot in Kazakhstan I’d recommend working with Naryn as a local fixer and translator without hesitation. He provided us with excellent support throughout the planning and shooting, always one step ahead & always with a smile. Thanks for a great shoot!”

Documentary for Discovery Asia:

Miles Rowland

DoP, Australia

“We used the Colibri team for a factual TV series in Kazakhstan. Naryn was our fixer and translator. It was brilliantly executed, with great content and access. We had a lot of fun in the process. Can’t recommend enough.”

Documentary film:

Natasha Moses

Producer, United Kingdom

“Colibri films helped us make a short documentary piece of content, the team were amazing. Given the COVID restrictions we weren’t able to travel to the shoot, but we were in safe hands. Naryn kept us informed at all stages and the resulting film was everything we’d hoped for – happy clients! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Naryn and his team.”

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