By Laman Ismayilova
A delegation of the European Union (EU) jointly with "Park Cinema" discussed preparations for the European Film Festival 2016, Trend Life reported.
The Festival is scheduled to start on November 3. Given the growing number of countries-participants and spectators, the festival will last for 10 days.
"The meeting was a great opportunity to meet new cultural attaches. Embassy officials were informed about the growing interest in the festival as well as requirements for films,” said Namiq Quliyev, director of cinema network "Park Cinema".
He went on to say that the embassy officials, in turn informed about the work conducted by the ministries of culture and foreign affairs, as well as implementation of PR for the upcoming festival.
"Embassies of the EU states will carry out propaganda of the event through their cultural centers, which cover a large number of people. In addition, the embassies have a wide range of connections with universities. So, they have various programs and projects which involve students. During each of these meetings, embassy officials will actively inform students about the festival", he said.
The information about the festival will be displayed on all monitors at Park Cinema ahead of the festival, he added.
Guests of the festival will have a chance to see films in various genres, including comedy, drama, fantasy, adventure, animation and documentary.
The European Film Festival is unique in that it draws upon the diverse and rich cultures of Europe.
The project have been organized by the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan since 2010 and serve to further building and strengthening the cultural links between the European Union countries and Azerbaijan contributing to better mutual understanding.
In 2015, the programme of festival included the screening of films from 16 European Union countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan.
Park Cinema is the largest national cinema network in the country. Its first theater opened in Park Boulevard in 2010. All theaters are built, refurbished and equipped according to highest industry standards and have prime locations in popular shopping centers such as Park Boulevard, MetroPark, Zagulba Mall, and Baku’s new symbol - Flame Towers.
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