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9th “START” International Short Film Festival

On November 14, 15, 16 and 17, 9th “START” International Short Film Festival will be held in Baku.

The festival is organized by the Youth Cinematographers Center “Cinema” and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The international film festival stimulates local authors, introduces them to the world practices, new trends, and creates a professional atmosphere for creative discussions.

Attended by both foreign and local cinematographers, the Festival will organize the competition and demonstration of short films.
This year’s program of the cinema forum will be rich. In addition to the International Competition, and the Local Competition section, the festival has announced the competition of mobile films called “Cinemobile” for the first time. The competition, which will be held online, will accept mobile films shot via mobile phone cameras only.

In addition, the Festival announces Pitching to help cinematographers realize their ideas.

The festival will also feature retrospective, non-competition demonstrations, master classes, art discussions and a special program dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the Azerbaijani cinema.