2-6 October 2019

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About DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival.

DokuBaku is the first independent documentary film festival in Azerbaijan. Since the establishment of the festival 2017 our aim has been to present a showcase of handpicked - specially elected documentary films from all over the world in the international program as well as local competition which aims to support the local filmmakers and non-fiction production.

This years 3rd edition will be held from the 2nd to 6th of October and theme of the festival is "Truthfulness". The prerequisite of our choice was the notion of the ever more and more polarized world, fragmented societies with difficulties to find places of intersections. One of the definitions of truthfulness says: the quality of being honest and not containing or telling any lies.

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REGULATIONS

DokuBakuLab

Documentary filmmaking workshop of DokuBakuLab in collaboration with Restart School


DokuBaku IDFF is delighted to announce an intensive one-month program run by experienced tutors who will provide the participants from Azerbaijan with advanced skills needed to film their own documentary.


Program

The training will take place from 11 November to 6 December 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan and is free of charge. The training will be entirely conducted in the English language.

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News

The 3rd DokuBaku IDFF successfully finished

07.10.2019

In general, 38 films were presented during 25 screenings between October 2-6.

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DokuBaku 2019 – 181 Films and 32 Countries!

13.09.2019

There have been 181 short and feature length documentary films from 32 countries submitted to the DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival (IDFF)

Short List of DokuBaku IDFF, 2019

14.09.2019

The 3rd DokuBaku IDFF is announcing the list of the films included for the competition program.

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Jury members of DokuBaku IDFF, 2019

15.09.2019

The 3rd DokuBaku IDFF is announcing the members of the international and local jury

PROGRAM

  • 2 October

    Zug in die Freiheit

    Azadlığa gedən qatar

  • 2 October

    Symphony of the Ursus Factory

    Ursus zavodunun simfoniyası

  • 2 October

    Pariah Dog

    Səfil it

    • 2 October 2019, |17:00|
    • Landmark
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  • 2 October

    Opening Ceremony: Taste of Cement

    Açılış Mərasimi: Sementin dadı

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  • 3 October

    “DokuBaku – Caikhana”

    A Life of Her Own - Onun öz həyatı

    A Phantom City - Kabus Şəhəri

    Two or three things I know about religion - Din haqqında bildiyim bir-iki şey

    I do not belong in this body - Mənim olmayan bədən...

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  • 3 October

    The Disappearance of My Mother

    Anamın yox oluşu

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  • 3 October

    Mamacita

    Mamasita

    • 3 October 2019, |16:30|
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  • 3 October

    Gods of Molenbeek

    Molenbeek tanrıları

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  • 3 October

    Saz – The Key of Trust

    Saz – Etibarın açarı

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  • 4 October

    Heat Singers

    İstilik ifaçıları

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  • 4 October

    Shorts 5 - Qısa filmlər 5:

    Human - Adam

    Human - İnsan

    Motherless - Anasız həyat

    Green - Yaşıl

    • 4 October 2019, |16:00|
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  • 4 October

    Home Games

    Ev oyunları

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  • 4 October

    Shorts 1 - Qısa filmlər 1:

    Sight - Baxış

    Once Upon a Time in Shanghai - Bir zamanlar Şanxayda

    Save Salaam! - Salaamı xilas edin!

    Mahalla - Məhəllə

    They Whisper but Sometimes Scream - Onlar pıçıldayır, bəzən də qışqırırlar

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  • 4 October

    Space Dogs

    Fəza itləri

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  • 4 October

    Taste of Hope

    Ümidin dadı

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  • 5 October

    Shorts 4 - Qısa filmlər 4:

    In Between - Aralıqda

    In Between - Aralıqda

    Casting - Kastinq

    Apart - Ayrı

    • 5 October 2019, |14:00|
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  • 5 October

    Genesis 2.0

    Genezis 2.0

  • 5 October

    Easy Lessons

    Asan dərslər

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  • 5 October

    Shorts 2 - Qısa filmlər 2:

    Isolated - Təcrid olunmuş

    My Piece of the Earth - Mənim torpaq payım

    Then comes the evening - Sonra axşam düşür

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  • 5 October

    Symphony of the City

    Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

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  • 6 October

    Shorts 1 - Qısa filmlər 1:

    Sight - Baxış

    Once Upon a Time in Shanghai - Bir zamanlar Şanxayda

    Save Salaam! - Salaamı xilas edin!

    Mahalla - Məhəllə

    They Whisper but Sometimes Scream - Onlar pıçıldayır, bəzən də qışqırırlar

    • 6 October 2019, |13:00|
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  • 6 October

    Boyes

    Beuys

  • 6 October

    Shorts 3 - Qısa filmlər 3:

    Shakes - Qorxular

    Snake - İlan

    Histories of Wolves - Qurd hekayələri

    Butterflies in Berlin - Berlin kəpənəkləri

    Shooting Stars - Ulduzların çəkilişi

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  • 6 October

    Speak up

    Danış

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  • 6 October

    Closing Ceremony: Screening of the Winner Films

    Bağlanış Mərasimi: Qalib filmlərin nümayişi

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Jury

Georg Seesslen
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Heleen Gerritsen
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Tinay Mushdiyeva
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Pasha Tabrizli
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Irada Baghirzade
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Mirbagir İsmailov
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Georg Seesslen was born 1948 in Munich. He studied Art at the „Akademie der Bildenden Künste“, worked as an author and editor, co-founded the publishing company „Roloff & Seesslen“, specialized in film history and film theory. Since then he contributed to various magazines as „epd Film“, „Wespennest“ and „Kursbuch“ and newspapers as „taz“, „Zeit“ and „Freitag“. Published books on Stephen Spielberg, Lars von Trier, Christoph Schlingensief and others, is teaching film analysis and cultural criticism at various universities and film schools. His latest works are connected to themes like „Freedom & Control“, „Donald Trump seen as Media Star“ and „Posthuman Sex Fantasies“.

Heleen Gerritsen (The Netherlands, 1978) studied Slavonic Languages and Economics in Amsterdam and St. Petersburg. She has lived in Germany since 2003, where she worked in film production and as a curator for various film festivals. In 2009 she produced her first feature-length documentary and founded her own film production company. From 2014 to 2016 she was the festival director of the European documentary film festival dokumentART in Neubrandenburg. Since October 2017 she became the head of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film which is organized by DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (the German Film Institute)

Tinay Mushdiyeva was born in 1979 in Balakan, Azerbaijan. She studied Philosophy at JLU Giessen and HU zu Berlin and graduated in 2009 at the HU zu Berlin. She is currently working on a PhD and research project (University of Vienna) in Ancient Greek Philosophy.Since 2018 she is working at Baku Research Institute.

Pasha Tabrizli was born in 1975 in Tabriz. Areas of Pasha's artistic activity include filmmaking, photography, and poetry. He also completed the full filmmaking course at Tabriz Youth Cinema Association. In the field of photography, he has published the book “Contemporary figures of Azerbaijan”, in two languages, Farsi and English. Pasha has received numerous international and domestic awards, such as the Gold Medal of Japan Asahi Shimbun Photo festival, selected of International Mental Health Photo Festival, third place of Firoozeh International Photo Festival, selected of B.W Portrait Festival, Slovenia, selected of Dask Dogay Festival and dozens of other awards. He also published 2 poetry books: “You will not be Ismael” and “You are not my Goddess”. Pasha is currently making a documentary on the life of Alim Qasimov the famous Azerbaijani singer.

Irada Baghirzade was born in 1960 in Baku, Azerbaijan. She has a bachelor's degree in Russian philology from the Azerbaijan State University. She is currently a member of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan and the Cinematographers' Union of Azerbaijan. In 2010, she graduated from Rustam Ibragimbekov's Baku Film School with a diploma in screenwriting. She is the head of the ADARI FILMS private film studio.

Mirbagir İsmailov was born in 1988 in Lankaran. In 2009 he graduated from LSU with a degree in English and literature. Since 2008 he has been making TV programs on TV. He has been an editor and co-author of the journal “Film Fiction” since 2014. He is the author of the “Rapsodiya” (2015) – “Rhapsody”, “Duman bizi aparacaq” (2016) – “Fog will take us” documentaries as well as a short mockumentary “Məni iri planda çəkmə” (2017) – “Don`t take a close-up of me ” mockumentary. He is currently working on the pre-production of his documentary “28 meters below sea level”.

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TEAM

Imam Hasanov
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Veronika Janatkova
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Oktay Namazov
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Aygun Rashidova
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Afag Yusifli
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Vafa Alizade
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Imam Hasanov is a film and theatre director. His first feature-length film “Holy Cow” was participated and screened at IDFA film festival. This was the first film from Azerbaijan that took part in such a big festival. He directed several theater plays at various independent theaters, as well as, he was a director of several short documentary and feature films. With his creativity and rich cultural background, he has been filming films and theater plays that throw fresh light on life by emphasizing internal conflicts in society, always promoting new values, which do not always go along with local norms. At present, he works on artistic fiction and creative documentary film projects, as well as, on a new theater plays with new theater forms. Imam is the co-founder and director of DokuBaku IDFF, the first international and independent documentary film festival in Azerbaijan, as well as the founder and director of "CıxıŞ – Cinema & Theater" independent cinema-theater.

Veronika is a film producer, director, and programmer. She has been active mainly in the field of documentary films, focusing on social-political driven narratives. Among others, she has worked on topics dealing with the global supply chain in the textile industry, the dynamics of global south and north, current feminist movements in Rwanda or the political realities of the post-soviet Caucasus region. Veronika co-founded and has been programming the DokuBaku IDFF, the first independent documentary film festival in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Born in 1987 in Shaki, Azerbaijan. Oktay graduated from Antalya Akdeniz Unversity PR and Advertising faculty in 2012 and did his master on Documentary film directing. Also, he works as a cinematographer in fiction and documentary film projects. Produced 8 short documentaries since 2014.

Aygun Rashidova a freelance multimedia journalist based in Baku, Azerbaijan, covering environmental and social issues in international and local media platforms.

Afag Yusifli is a student of the Baku Film İnstitute. She is an author of several short films. She was a participant of Wowoman Wovideo Cinematography lessons. Afag has been a delegate of Azerbaijan in KinoSoria Filmtizen ERASMUS+ project in Spain, Soria in 2018 and made another social short film here. She is taking an Experimental directing course by Tarlan Rasulov at Theater Union. Furthermore, she is making a short documentary film named "I-AY" under documentary film lessons led by Jamil Farajov right now.

Vafa Alizade, Born in 1991 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Graduated from Azerbaijan State economic university International Economic Relations faculty in 2013. She has dedicated her past 3 years to the marketing field, now she is working as a freelance content creator.

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The 3rd DokuBaku IDFF successfully finished. Winners of DokuBaku, 2019: Best Documentary Film: The Disappearance of My Mother" (Italy, USA) by Beniamino Baresseni; Best Short Documentaryy Film: "In Between" (Kosovo) by Samir Karahoda; Best Local Short Documentary Film: "Once Upon a Time in Shanghai" (Azerbaijan) by Leyli Gafarova; Jury Special Mention: "Save Salaam!" (Azerbaijan) by Orkhan Adigozelov and The Audience Award for "Taste of Hope" (Switzerland) by Laura Coppens. Congrats to all the Winners of DokuBaku 2019. See you at DokuBaku IDFF 2020!

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DokuBaku is the first and only independent documentary film festival in Azerbaijan. It will be impossible to hold DokuBaku without the staff members and volunteers. On October 2nd to 6th the third edition of the festival will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan.

  • Address: 103, Shamil Azizbayov Baku, Azerbaijan.
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