By Laman Ismayilova
AzerbaijanFilm studio has a rich history spanning almost a
The film studio enriched the Azerbaijani film industry with a
number of cinematic masterpieces.
The film studio was established in 1920 as a photo-cinema
department at the Azerbaijani SSR People's Commissariat, and in
1923 was renamed after the Azerbaijani Photo-Cinema Office
Throughout the time, the film studio went through several name
changes, including Azdovlatkino (1926-1930), Azkino (1930-1933),
Azfilm (1933), Azdovlatkinosanaye (1934), Azarfilm (1935-1940), and
Baku Cinema Studio (1941-1959), before adopting its present name in
In 2023, AzerbaijanFilm studio turns 100 years. The film studio
plans to hold various events throughout the year as part of the
A detailed discussion of the action plan for 2022-2023 has been
discussed with the relevant film structures and filmmakers.
Chairman of the Azerbaijan Filmmakers Union, People's Artist
Shafiga Mammadova, Secretary of the Filmmakers Union Ali Isa
Jabbarov, director of the Azerbaijan Guild of Professional Film
Directors Shahira Tajaddin, chairman of the Guild of Producers
Nariman Mammadov, director of the State Film Fund, Honored Art
Worker Jamil Guliyev and director of Nizami Cinema Leyli Mirzoyeva
took part in the meeting.
At the meeting, the leaders of the organizations made
appropriate proposals and decided to establish an organizing
committee to implement the action plan.
Among the projects included in the action plan are film
promotion, publications, broadcasts, competitions, conferences,
panel discussions, and other activities.
It is also planned to hold the Azerbaijanfilm-100 Cinema Week
across the country.
Film screenings, meetings with filmmakers, organization of
exhibitions are planned as part of the event.
Along with this, it is planned to organize exhibitions
AzerbaijanFilm-100: posters, AzerbaijanFilm-100: behind the scenes,
AzerbaijanFilm-100: perfection in details as well as master classes
on film directing, screenwriting, etc.
AzerbaijanFilm studio has already launched a new logo and
website. The new logo expresses the identity of the company and
represents the golden ratio, a term used to describe how elements
within an art piece can be placed in the most aesthetically
The website includes a wide film library, where it is possible
to get information about the films and watch them. The English
version of the site is being worked on.
The celebration truly promises to be spectacular and will be
held throughout next year.
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