ANİMAFİLM unveils competition titles
Tgenres of professional animation by foreign directors and exchange experience. The festival will bring together films from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Russia, UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and other countries.
The short films "SEA" by Marharita Tsikhanovich; "Overrun" by Pierre Ropars Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud and Adrien Zumbihl; "Empty View" by Ali Zare Ghanat Nowi; "Carlotta’s Face" by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld; "Catherine" by Britt Raes; "Into the Spotlight" by Farida Ismayilova, Aida Ismayilova; "MERCURIO" by Michele Bernardi; "Conversation Star" by Bazancir, Carl Hedsved; "Peace carpet" by Ziba Arzhang; "Nevermind" by Burak Kum; "Fruits of Clouds" by Kateřina Karchňáková; "A kak je kosmonavti" by Galina Golubeva; "Krasnoludki" by Roman; "Billie" by Maki Yoshikura; "Son of the Sea" by Abbas Jalali Yekta; "Cabin Pressure" by Matthew Lee; "Late Afternoon" by Louise Bagnall; "A priori" by Maïté Schmitt; "Tesura" by Jagriti Khirwar; "Fopspeen Moving Pictures" by Diek Grobler will compete in Best Short Animation Film nomination
Five films, including "Öz әlindәdir" and "Milli cizgi filmlәrimiz" by Sultan Abbasbeyli; "Yuxu" by Tural M Mammadzadeh; "Nocturne" by Frangiz Kurbanova; "Continuity" by Samir Salakhov will be presented in Best Azerbaijani short animated film nomination.
Seven scenarios "The Nakhkesh" by Zeynab Ghorbani Faryad; "Snowman" by Ali Bagheri Behboud and Mohammad Esmaeilpour; "Black and White" by Haide Moradi, "Toxumun qayıdışı" by Mirvari Aghakishiyeva; "Ov" by Adil Nasibov; "Balaca keşikçi" by Parviz Mammadov; "Pәlәhli әtәyindә" by Mir Qadir Hashimi will compete for the victory in Best Original Script for Short Animation nomination.
Every Saturday, the museum organizes an extensive and multiple cultural programs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for schoolchildren of all ages.
A thematic excursion will visually demonstrate to children the history of Azerbaijani carpet weaving. A fairy tale from the famous storyteller will immense them into the world of folklore.
In addition, master classes on various types of decorative art will help to develop the children’s creative abilities - to weave a small carpet, create embroidery or a soft toy.
The workshops on decoupage plate, making a tilde doll will be held on October 13.
The guests have a chance to take part in master classes on the cap painting and soft toys making on October 20.
The participation fee is 25 AZN ($ 15).
The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was created in 1967. From 1967 to 1993, the museum was called the Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpet and Folk Applied Arts, from 1993 to 2014 - State Museum of Carpet and Applied Arts named after Latif Karimov, from 2014 to the present time the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.
The first exposition was presented on April 26, 1972 in the building of the Juma Mosque, an architectural monument of the 19th century, located in the Icherisheher – Old City.
The museum has become a research-training and cultural-educational center where many events, such as exhibitions, international symposiums, and conferences, are held. During its 50 years of existence, the museum has organized more than 30 exhibitions in different countries throughout the world.
In 2004, a law on the Preservation and Development of Azerbaijan Carpet was enacted with the museum’s participation. The law aimed to implement the registration of Azerbaijan carpets, protect and support their development, and coordinate scientific and methodical training.
In 2010, the Azerbaijan Carpet Weaving Art was included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.