On September 11, the official closing of the VII Baiqonyr International Short Film Festival took place. And on September 12, the names of the winners were already published on the official website of the festival. The only film-participant from Tajikistan received the award of the international competition.

The festival was held in Almaty from 7 to 11 September. Documentary film by arrested Tajik journalist Abdullo Gurbati “Too Big” wins “Best Documentary”.

The film tells about a 13-year-old boy named Abdurahmon. Due to lack of money, he is forced to leave school and work in the market. He dreams of attending school, but he cannot afford it because the family has no money.

Abdullo Gurbati was arrested after being summoned to the prosecutor's office of the Shokhmansur district in the case of Daler Imomali, another detained Tajik journalist and blogger. At first he was detained for assaulting a police officer, but then he was charged with membership in the Islamic Renaissance Party. In mid-August, it was reported that Gurbati's case had been brought to court.

The film “Too Big” will also be screened at the Tashkent Film Festival.