By Laman Ismayilova
A workshop for participants of the Second Booktrailer Festival was held in "Azerbaijanfilm" studio named after Jafar Jabbarli.
During the event, Festival's founder Ruslan Sabirli spoke about the importance of the festival and answered questions of the participants, Trend Life reported.
Head of "Azerbaijanfilm" studio Mushfig Hatamov, in turn, spoke about the successes of Azerbaijani cinema in recent years at international arena, and shared plans for the future.
In his speech, composer Azer Hajiaskarli focused on the importance of using music in film and touched upon the issues of the use of the original compositions. Famous directors, honored artists Elchin Musaoglu and Elkhan Jafarov, operator Nadir Mekhdiyev shared their experience with the participants.
Booktrailers are short videos that promote a book or an author, providing a good illustration of the book content. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to pique interest in the novel and raise their popularity.
The festival, which takes place under the slogan "Promote a book, get promoted with a book!" is organized with support of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The final will be held at the International Mugham Center on April 21.
The festival is timed to the World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, held annually on April 23.
The first place will get a prize in the amount of 1000 manats ($ 558), while the winners of the second and third places 800 manats ($446) and 500 manats ($279), respectively.
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