Industries & Festivals — January 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Azerbaijani film producer invited to Berlin Film Festival

Azerbaijani producer Tahir Aliyev, who’s currently working and living in Finland, received an invitation to the 62nd Berlin Film Festival. Aliyev will get a chance to show his film “Woman on Hold” there. The International festival will be held from 9 to 19 of February, 2012.

“Woman on Hold” was presented at many International Film Festivals in Europe, and in Finland as well. It was shot with support from Finnish and Spanish TV-channels.

“Woman on Hold” seems to be a feature film, and hopefully it will get its attention in Berlin.

Tahir Aliyev by the way is more know for his work with documentaries – that’s where he first started, working on “3 rooms of Melancholia” with Finnish director Pirjo Honkasaloni. “3 rooms…” got a Venice Film Festival Award, plus over 30 awards on other film festivals.

As for Tahir Aliyev – he produced over 40 documentary films up to date. Right now, he’s the manager and producer of the working group for the upcoming “Eurovision-2012” Song Contest in Baku.

The next, 57th “Eurovision” Song Contest will take place in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The two semi-finals will be held on 22 May and 24 May 2012, with the final on 26 May 2012. 40 some countries have, so far, announced their participation in the upcoming contest.

Azerbaijani duo Eldar Gasymov (Ell) and Nigar Jamal (Nikki) scored 221 points at the 2011 contest, securing Azerbaijan’s right to host the next song contest. Right now, Baku is one busy place, preparing it all for the upcoming contest, which promises to become of the biggest and most entertaining song contests ever in the history of “Eurovision”.

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