By Laman Ismayilova
The 6th edition of the DokuBaku International Documentary Film
Festival has been held in Baku, Azernews reports.
Since 2017, the film festival presents some of the best
documentaries under the leadership of Imam Hasanov.
Known as the country's first independent and international
documentary film festival, DokuBaku aims to showcase documentaries
from around the world.
The festival also intends to find new names and support local
DokuBaku 2022 was also full of bright and interesting events,
which cinema lovers liked very much.
Around 65 documentaries from 33 countries were screened as part
of the festival devoted to the theme 'Revolution Against Evolution'
This year's program contained films made by both aspiring and
Most of the presented films were devoted to the search for a
human in the modern world and the choice of his way - revolutionary
The human race no longer relies on evolution. Today people are
more concerned with science, which counterbalances the natural
development of species.
The speed of life is increasing day by day and slowing it down
Our existence on Earth stands for no patience – rush, urgency,
and promptness have become our reality. Another problem of today's
society is a lack of energy. In a daily whirlpool of events, people
get fewer and fewer sources to fill the shortage of inner spiritual
strength. Sleep and medication do not help. Some turn to nature and
meditation to replenish their body and soul with power. However, we
all can be late to the next dawn, if humanity does not reconsider
its attitude toward time and resources.
For its sixth edition, DokuBaku arranged the retrospective of
four films by Kazakh filmmaker Sergei Dvortsevoy, whose feature
film Tulpan, was Kazakhstan's Academy Awards official submission to
Foreign Language Film category.
The festival winners were selected by an international and local
The film Hey, Gunesh directed by Marita Tevzadze and Ana
Jegnaradze (Georgia) took first place in the Best International
Short Film category.
Matlab Mukhtarov's film 12/35 was named Best Azerbaijani Short
Film, while Amil Amal's film 'A home on the volcano'' was awarded a
special jury prize.
Rishi Chandna's Party Poster (India) and Sarah Bahramjahan's
Childfree (Iran) were also awarded with special prizes.
The Azerbaijani film Looking for a Hero by Ilkin Yusif and the
French film A Thousand Fires by Saeed Taji Farouky was selected the
best feature films in the No-Main Competition.
The film Crotch stories by Myleine Guiard- Schmid (Belgium) was
announced as the best short film in the No-Main Competition.
The Special Jury Prize was awarded to the film Mamody, the last
baobab digger by Cyrille Cornu (France).
The Balcony movie by Polish director Pawel Lozinski was named
Best Feature Film.
The festival's special jury prize went to the Gods of Mexico by
Helmut Dosantos and Alis by Nicolas van Hemelrik and Claire
Special iCyborg prizes were also presented to the masters of
Azerbaijani and international filmmaking for special merits in
cinematography. Among them were Sergey Dvortsevoy, Pawel Lozinski,
Reza Deghati and Jeyhun Mirzoyev.
Alakbar Huseynov, who is better known by his stage name Alakbar
Ami (Uncle Alakbar), was also awarded the iHuman for his
contribution to the development of theatrical art for children.
The sponsors of the festival were Free Art Pro, the Azerbaijan
Culture Ministry, and the Azerbaijan Union of Filmmakers.
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