Baku hosts 10th European Film Festival in October

Baku hosts 10th European Film Festival in October

The 10th European Film Festival organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan and the Embassies of the EU Member States accredited in Azerbaijan will be held in Baku on October 2-16.

At a press conference in the Park Cinema Flame Towers, head of the European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said that this year the festival marks its 10th jubilee edition.

"For 10 years now we have shown almost 150 European films to the Azerbaijani audience. This year our festival is jubilee. It will feature 15 films, one of which is directed by an Azerbaijani director. Moreover, two directors from Germany and Latvia will also attend the festival," he said.

Kestutis Jankauskas stressed that since 2010, within the framework of the European Film Festivals, 133 films have been presented to the viewers.

Viewers will see films by filmmakers from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Along with the works of cinematographers of the EU member states, the film by Azerbaijani director Elchin Musaoglu "Nabat" will be screened, Trend reported.

The European Film Festival invites the audience to meet and interact with the leading European film directors, guests of the festival that will include film directors Viesturs Kairišs (Latvia)  and Veit Helmer (Germany).

The festival will include screening of 15 films from 14 European Union countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden) and Azerbaijan.

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