THE ITALIAN-AZERBAIJANI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Italian-Azerbaijani International Film Festival aims to promote the past and present of the cinema industry in Italy and Azerbaijan. By showcasing the film industries of both countries, in their similarities and their differences, this festival will help bring them to the forefront of international film discourse, and stimulate international market presence. Organized by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, film production company Imago Gro up, United Cultures MMC and the publisher Sandro Teti Editore in cooperation with the Embassy of the Italian Republic, Nizami Cinema Center and The Landmark, the Italian-Azerbaijani International Film Festival will be held from 25 to 30 January 2019 in Baku. The festival will screen a selection of contemporary films on multiple projections, and culminate with an award ceremony on the final evening.
The actor and director Remo Girone, well-known throughout the former soviet-bloc region for his portrayal of Tano Cariddi in the serial “La Piovra”, will preside over the Prize, while Italian screenwriter and director Claudio Rossi Massimi will be the art director of the festival. Actors and directors from all over the world will be feature prominently in this event. The program will be enriched by workshops, debates, networking events and commercial exchanges between the film industries of the two countries.
WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?
Imago Group is an established entity with nearly 20 years of experience created in 2000 by group of professionals in the field of cinema, television and communication. It is made up of “Cultural Association IMAGO” and the production Company “IMAGO Film Videoproductions”.
SANDRO TETI PUBLISHER - PUBLISHING HOUSE
Sandro Teti Editore Publishing house is based in Rome. The publishing house is focused on high-profile cultural publications and publishes four series, the most important of which are Historos and ZigZag. Sandro Teti Editore published a lot of books about Azerbaijan contributing to widespread Azerbaijani history, art and literature in Italy.
THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
The Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan Republic is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulation of the activities and promotion of Azerbaijani culture.
UNITED CULTURES MMC
United Cultures MMC is a company which works alongside with international organizations, diplomatic missions, public and private institutions, in order to create cultural and educational high value projects, supporting what is being described as Cultural Diplomacy. Four are the areas that make tangible the concept of culture in its broader meaning: Travels, Events, Education, Communication.
The Festival, through the cinematographic language, promotes the knowledge of Italian and Azerbaijan cultures and, at the same time, opens up to other international cinematographic realities. Moreover, the Festival is aimed at leveraging the attention and the knowledge of new authors and innovative cinema trends.
DATES, DURATION, PLACE OF VENUE
The Festival will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in January 2019. It will last five days, from 25th to 30th of January. The organizers will communicate Festival events dates, scheduling and places on its official website:
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