In 2019, Almaty Film Festival introduced a new film award. Award will be given to local commercial films that have been highly appreciated by the audience. The Award aims to popularize Kazakhstani films and increase the competitiveness of films at the local distribution market. The Award will be given in 8 nominations. Winners are determined by secret ballot procedure on the official festival website.
The following awards have been set up:
Best Film of the year
Best Original screenplay