Baku Is Vying To Become A Regional Arts Destination

There was a time when Baku – the capital of Azerbaijan – was famous for its cosmopolitan feel and its diverse art and culture scenes. While the breakup of the Soviet Union temporary shifted priorities to rebuilding Azerbaijan’s growing economy, there was little state support for contemporary, experimental arts. To complicate matters, the real estate boom that’s yet to cease in Baku, further squeezed young artists out of affordable art-studios. Although the situation is not unique, as similar pressures are also experienced by artists from San Francisco to Singapore, Azerbaijan’s leadership has vowed to support young and established talent.

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Baku to host first international festival of animated films

 

ANIMAFILM, the first international festival of animation art, will be held in Baku on October 19-21.

The project aims to develop creative and production activities of filmmakers, film and animation studios of the country, review various genres of professional animation by foreign directors and exchange experience.

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