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Azerbaijani film festival to be held in Armenia

2012-04-10 13:30

Azerbaijani film festival will be held in the second largest city of Armenia, Gyumri, on April 12. The event will be held with the assistance of the Caucasus Center of Peace and the Embassies of Britain and the USA.


The Head of the Caucasus Center for Peace George Vanian believes the festival will be successful. According to the Center, there will be shown four short films, one documentary and three feature films, created in Azerbaijan in 2007-2008, the IA Regnum reported. The winner of the festival in the sole category "People's Choice Award" will be determined by voting.

"In the background of the degeneration of humanistic ideas and denial of common thinking Azerbaijani Film Festival in Armenia is the space of a direct, immediate communication. Festival provides a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the best of contemporary cinema in Azerbaijan", the edition quoted the Center's statement.

At the same time, the Azerbaijani director Ayaz Salayev believes the festival of Azerbaijani films is part of the peace movement. According to Salayev, if these films represent the Armenian audience the Azerbaijani point of view on the conflict, this is not anything wrong, the SalamNews reported.

"If these films show the Azeri point of view, if the viewing of these films may lead to an understanding of a simple idea that you can't build your happiness on someone else's grief - well, maybe this is the point", the film director said.


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