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Azerbaijan hosts the III Korkut Ata Film Festival of the Turkic World

On October 8-11, the III Korkut Ata Film Festival of the Turkic World will be held in Baku and Shusha cities of Azerbaijan.

The festival is being co-organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev Center, TURKSOY, the Cinema Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Baku Media Center.

The festival aims to develop the unity of the Turkic world and cultural cooperation among the Turkic peoples and contribute to the integration of the Turkic peoples into a joint audiovisual space created with the participation of the Turkic states. The first of the festivals that have been organized since 2021 was held in Istanbul city of brotherly Türkiye, and the second one in Bursa last year.

In addition to the films from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, 32 feature, documentary, and animation films were presented by Gagauzia-Yeri (Moldova), Tatarstan, Sakha-Yakutia, Dagestan (Nogai), Kabardino-Balkaria, Chuvashia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Tuva, and Bashkortostan (Russian Federation) in the festival organized for the third time. The films will be screened at Nizami Cinema Center from October 9 to 11.

In addition to well-known artists of the Turkic world, officials also visited the festival. In total, more than 100 guests, consisting of cinematographers of the Turkic peoples, are participating in the film festival.

One of the main features of the film festival is a summit held in Baku and the organization of a familiarization trip of renowned cinematographers from the Turkic states to the city of Shusha, which was declared the "Cultural Capital of the Turkic World" for 2023 by TURKSOY.

An event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding Kyrgyz theater and film actress, People's Artist of the USSR Baken Kidekeyeva (1923-1993) will be held within the framework of the festival on October 10. The anniversary event was organized by the Kyrgyz delegation and TURKSOY.

The official opening and closing ceremonies of the III Korkut Ata Film Festival of the Turkic World will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center on October 8 and 11, respectively.

We bring to your attention the program of the festival: cutt.ly/iwnEBZpm


05.02.2024 13:57
Exhibition Motherland of Mine is held at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
23.01.2024 08:46
Meeting Held to Discuss the Activities of Theater, Performance, and Concert Institutions
22.01.2024 08:45
Ministry of Culture Establishes Expert Council to Evaluate Annual Repertoires and State-Ordered Performances in Theater and Performance Institutions
09.01.2024 15:13
The Appeals Commission Holds the First Meeting Regarding the Results of the ARKA Film Project Competition
09.01.2024 11:30
Meeting of Appeals Commission Reaches Conclusion
08.01.2024 18:32
Honored artist Aygun Baylar sent off on her last journey
25.12.2023 17:53
The Results of the Publication Procurement Competition determined
22.12.2023 11:48
OIC Delegation Visits the Ministry of Culture
22.12.2023 11:30
"e-Culture" Digital Development Strategy (2024-2026) of the Ministry of Culture Gets the Green Light
20.12.2023 13:08
A Comprehensive Overview of the First Cultural Heritage Forum in Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 18:04
The Cultural Heritage Forum ended
19.12.2023 14:46
The 5th panel is devoted to the topic "Protection of the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period"
19.12.2023 14:41
The next panel of the forum: Research and protection of the immovable historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 09:48
A discussion was held on "Movable cultural heritage in Azerbaijan. Museum work and modern challenges" at the forum
18.12.2023 17:14
A discussion was held on "Protection of intangible cultural heritage and modern challenges"
18.12.2023 15:29
"Fine art and contemporary challenges" - the first panel discussion of the Cultural Heritage Forum
18.12.2023 14:22
The Cultural Heritage Forum is being held for the first time in our country
06.12.2023 14:43
Four  more elements related to the intangible cultural heritage of Azerbaijan included in the UNESCO list
06.12.2023 13:24
An individual exhibition called "Dialogue with Time" will be opened
05.12.2023 09:43
The Days of Kazakh Culture ended with an exhibition and a gala-concert
04.12.2023 12:55
   Minister of Culture met his Kazakhstani counterpart
04.12.2023 10:23
The Humor Festival of the Turkic World was held
01.12.2023 14:15
Summary of the Culture and Creative Industries Forum
30.11.2023 18:01
"Perspectives of Cooperation in the Field of Humor of the Turkiс World" - round table within the framework of "Creative Week"
30.11.2023 16:17
An event dedicated to the music industry of Azerbaijan was held as part of the “Creative Week”
30.11.2023 14:27
The Cultural and Creative Industries Forum concluded
01.11.2023 16:34
Several days left the biggest book fair in the region