By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani film director Teymur Hajiyev has entered the jury of the the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival.
The film director will select the best works in the European Short Films category that features 13 films from 9 countries.
The jury also includes cameraman and screenwriter Taina Galis (Romania), film director and screenwriter Tin Zanic (Croatia)
Meanwhile, Azer Guliyev's short feature film "Heartbreath" will be premiered at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival on August 13-20. The film will be screened as part of the short films competition.
"Heartbreath" tells about an ordinary new year, ordinary days, and an ordinary friendly request. Against the backdrop of a crisis in human nature, the heroine's mix of feelings and pain as she comes face-to-face with a commitment takes her into a new circle of existence in her environment.
The film's stage director is Azer Guliyev, scriptwriters - Azer Guliyev and Nijat Mukhtarov, director of photography - Ogtay Namazov, sound engineer - Teymur Karimov, directors - Ilkin Hamidli and Huseyn Hasanov, production designer - Rufat Balakishiyev, executive producers - Fulfazulah and Mekhman Iskander.
The film was shot with the support of the Debutfilms studio, OksimediaProduction, Butafilm and CineX. The film cast includes Shahla Aligizi, Azer Aydemir, Nijat Kazimov, Yusif Allahverdiyev.
The Sarajevo Film Festival is the premier and largest film festival in Southeast Europe, and is one of the largest film festivals in Europe.
Founded in 1995, the film festival brings international and local celebrities to Sarajevo every year. The event is held in August and showcases an extensive variety of feature and short films from around the world.
The selection team received nearly 683 films, including 135 feature films, 153 documentaries, 245 short films and 150 student films. As a result, only 47 films were admitted to the festival's competition.
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