“Azerbaijani family” Film Festival
For the purpose of preserving and passing traditions and national-spiritual, universal values to young generation, bringing up the young generation in the spirit of respect to elder people, propaganda the culture of tolerance and peace in family relations State Committee for Family, Woman and Children Affairs permanently carries out awareness raising projects. One of the projects successfully implemented in this direction using the abilities of cinematograph was the “Azerbaijani Family” film festival; already hold in cooperation with Haydar Aliyev Foundation and United Nations Population Fund. According to tradition this year also the “Azerbaijani Family” film festival has been started in 29 March 2016 . Within the framework of the festival is also envisaged carrying out photo competition “From life to photo”.
The opening speech was made by Deputy Chief of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Mrs. Aynur Sofiyeva. She talked about awareness raising events permanently being carried out by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs with the purpose of supporting state policy, cultivating honour in young generation to aged people, saving and passing national-spiritual and public values to young generation, saving traditions of honour to elder people, taking care of young people, cultivating tolerance and peace in family. She stressed the role of the “Azerbaijani Family”.film festival, which already had been held in 2009-2013-th years by the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and United Nations Population Fund.
Programme adviser of UN Population Fund Bahidja Aliyeva, Head of the Department of Cinematography of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Yusif Sheykhov, Deputy Chair of National Council of Television and Radio Qafar Djabiyev, Head of Unity of Photographers Mirnaib Hasanoglu, Head of Department of film-directors and movie operators of Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art Amin Novruzov emphasized in their speeches the positive influence of film festival to young generation.
Afterwards the employee of the Committee Azer Isali made the presentation about the film and photo festival.
In a closing speech Mrs. Aynur Sofiyeva noticed that festival will last till 1 October.
Detailed information about the terms of the festival will be set on website of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs