Azerbaijani animation artists present animated films in Greece
With the support of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture, ANIMAFILM Festival has presented cult Azerbaijani animated films at International Animation Festival in Greece, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Azerbaijani animation.
The list of animated films include 'Jirtdan' (dir. Aghanaghi Akhundov, Yalchin Efendiyev, 1969), 'Ms. Beetle and Mr. Mouse' (dir. Masud Panahi, Aghanaghi Akhundov, 1974), 'Jırtdan the Giant' (first film, dir. Bahman Aliyev, 1981), 'Mother on a Tree' (dir. Frangiz Kurbanova, 1986), 'Dedication' (dir. Shamil Najafzada, 1990), 'Dispute of the Fruits' (dir. Elchin Hami Akhundov, 1994) and 'Continuity' (dir. Samir Salahov, 2017).
The program was presented by ANIMAFILM’s director Rashid Aghamaliyev and aroused great interest among the viewers.
"On behalf of the ANIMAFILM Festival team, I want to express gratitude that you invited us to this beautiful event and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Azerbaijani animation with us!," Aghamaliyev said.
"It is an honor to us that AnimaSyros was the first festival which helped us promote and celebrate Azerbaijani animation on an international level. I hope it is only the beginning of a strong friendship and productive partnership between our festivals!" Trend cited the festival director as saying..
He also presented a Certificate of Appreciation and a copy of the book Azerbaijani Animation to Stephen Alan, the programmer of AnimaSyros Festival.
Tributes to the 50th anniversary of Azerbaijani animation are also planned to be held in Georgia (TOFUZI Festival), Poland (StopTrik Festival), and Switzerland (Black Movie Festival).