Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

8th European Film Festival launched in Baku

31/10/2017 - 09:47
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The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Azerbaijan, in cooperation with the Embassies of the EU Member States accredited in Azerbaijan, the Embassy of Norway, Park Cinema with the kind support of Turkish Airlines and Intourist Hotel Baku, will organize 8th European Film Festival in Baku. The European Film Festival will run from 2 to 12 November.

The programme includes screening of 21 films from 19 European Union countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom) as well as Norway and Azerbaijan. The films are selected to suit all audiences.


The festival will offer the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest trends of the European film making and to discuss with European leading film directors, guests of the Festival: Bulgaria's  Dimitar Kotzev, Belgium's Kadır Balci, Portugal's João Nicolau Teixeira Ricardo and Netherlands' Joram Lürsen. All events will be open to the public and organized free of charge on "first come first served" basis.   


The European Film Festivals now turning into annual events in Azerbaijan serve to building and developing the cultural links existing between the European Union countries and Azerbaijan and to contributing to better understanding of the European values through the European movie industry. The 8th European film Festival comes weeks after the successful 1st IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival celebrated from 12-20 October attended by more than 3.000 people.


Nizami St