By Laman Ismayilova
The 13th Baku International Short Films Festival invites local
and foreign filmmakers to join the festival, Azernews reports,
citing the festival's website .
Presented films must be produced in 2021-2022 and not exceed 30
Films sent to the festival will be selected by the Selection
Committee and included in the competition. Applications can be
submitted until September 10.
In order to submit a film to the festival, you need to register
on the Filmfreeway platform .
The 13th Baku International Short Films Festival is scheduled
for November 11-15.
The official program will be announced on October 20.
Founded in 2004, the festival accepts over 2,000 films from
different countries. Among them, there are films that have won
rewards and success at Cannes, Venice, Berlin Film Festivals, and
The Baku IFF reflects the growing interest in short films, which
are considered the foundations of cinematography in Azerbaijan as
well as the encouragement and support of young
The festival, aiming to expand its audience each year, is the
largest local film event that brings young cinematographers
In 2021, around 3,217 short films from 72 countries applied for
participation in the festival.
Only 26 films out of 82 were submitted to the national
Some 30 films from 18 countries have been included in the
international competition program.
The festival's main award is a Gold Pomegranate statuette made
by young sculptors.
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