The Italian-Azerbaijani 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 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.