The closing ceremony of “Azerbaijani Family” 2017 film festival was held
Since 2009 the State Committee for Family, Women and Children, Heydar Aliyev Foundation and United Nations Population Fund has been conducting a film festival entitled “Azerbaijani family” as a part of enlightenment measures to help protect family values. Special attention is paid to films reflecting issues such as family values, respect for older people, childcare, socialization and family problems.
This year the closing ceremony of the Film Festival was held on November 2, in Center of International Mugham. Respresentatives of state bodies, executive power, and non-governmental organizations, students had given their films and photos to the festival.
First guests visited the exhibition including photos of participants of the contest “From life to photo”.
The event was opened by the chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova. In her speech she mentioned that the festival has been conducting each years, and the festival has already international level. She also talked about the main purposes of the festival :“ One of the main purposes of the festival is strengthen the awareness-raising work in the direction of family values. From one side we propagate successful, exemplary families. From other side we demonstrate problems of this field to society within the films. The films given to the festival are shown as the awareness-raising material on the event hold by the Committee in schools, universities, other educational institutions and military units. The problems sometimes can not be explained by the words, but are simply explained by the language of films. The contest “From life to photo”is also held in the framework of the film festival. She mentioned that the strength of the family institute means the development and the strengthen of the country.At the end of her speech the chairperson thanked Heydar Aliyev Foundation, United Nations Population Fund, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Culture and Art University of Azerbaijan, “Public” TV and Radio Company, government bodies, executives powers and the jury.
Afterwards the floor was given to the Senior Adviser to the UN Population Fund's Representative in Azerbaijan Farid Babayev. He stressed the big importance of this event. He said cinematography plays an important role in enlightenment. Using the capabilities of cinematography, information on various topics is presented to the public. He also pointed out that the cooperation between the United Nations and the Government of Azerbaijan is already celebrating its 25th anniversary. During these years, important projects have been implemented and awareness raising events has been ongoing.
At the festival, Fidan Hajiyeva and Orkhan Jabbarov performed the song "Veli and Tellinin duets" and Gulay Zeynalli performed "Gedje kechdi".
Special prizes were awarded after the speeches and performances. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Intigam Babayev, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Sevda Mammadaliyeva, Member of National Television and Radio Council Sona Valiyeva, Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Committee on Family, Women and Children Issues Aqiya Nakhchivanli and others spoke about protecting the family institution and spiritual values in society, noted the importance of the festival in the promotion of our national cinematography. The speakers highly appreciated the activities of the State Committee in this area. Thanked the directory of the committee for the high-level organization of the festival. Afterwards the main places and awards were represented to the participants.
At the end, a memorial photo was taken .
It should be noted that on March 30 this year the film festival "Azerbaijan family 2017" was launched, and the work on the festival was continued till October 1. Within 6 months, the Organizing Committee of the festival was presented different and interesting works by professional and amateur participants, and presented films and photos were evaluated by the jury of the festival.