Awarding ceremony of the winners of Film Festival, which was held by the Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Cinematographers Union of the Republic of Azerbaijan, took place today.
The first secretary of the Cinematographers Union of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Honored Art Worker Jamil Guliyev gave detailed information about the festival. J.Guliyev noted that appoximately 100 films, which were produced with the support of the Council between 2008 and 2016 participated in the festival. The Jury, consisting of professional film makers, selected the films, which were awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, diplom and special award of the Council. Jamil Guliyev highlighted thatt the organization of film festival by the Council is of great public importance, noting that the geography of film festivals has enlarged in recent years in our country: “The films submitted to the festival were selected by Jury that consist of professional filmmakers who are members of Cinematographers Union. Screen works covering different fields of life competed in the festival. Most of the works submitted to the festival are documentary films. These films were produced as a result of great effort. We tried to evaluate the people who put efforts in the filmmaking”.
Chairman of the Council, MP Azay Guliyev talked about the importance of the festival and noted that it has been organized to present the works implemented by NGOs for the promotion of national interests of our country both in Azerbaijan and international arena, as well as development of different fields of public life. The chairman of the Council said that war is not only in the contact line of troops, but also in information context: “Mr. President Ilham Aliyev ordered us to be in the position of attack in all directions. The works implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, especially for the exposure of Armenian vandalism, promoting genocide realities worldwide are sample for all of us. From this point of view, there are great duties for the civil society institutions. NGOs continuously support the implementation of state policy. NGOs produced a lot of films for the protection of patriotism and our national interests in recent years. They are not only shown in the country, but also contribute to the delivering the right voice of Azerbaijan to the international community”.
Azay Guliyev said that production of different films by the NGOs on different topics with small amount of money is worthwhile. Chairman of the Council stated that the competitive environment, which arises as a result of these kinds of events, will make NGOs to implement their duties more professionally. He applied the heads of NGOs and noted that they always want NGOs to present works of high quality and professional. Films, social videos must be in a quality that televisions can easily use them.
Names of the winner films were announced in the end of the event. “Accords of 25 years” film was awarded with a special prize. The films named “I want to fly” and “Soldier’s father” and “The guilty and the innocent” were awarded with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Diplomas of the festival were presented to the other 11 films.