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Second Booktrailer Festival jury members announced

14 April 2017 16:31 (UTC+04:00)
Second Booktrailer Festival jury members announced

By Laman Ismayilova

The Organizing Committee of the first Booktrailer Festival in Azerbaijan has announced jury members.

Director of the film Studio "Azerbaijanfilm", honored art worker Mushfiq Hatamov, poet, Secretary for creative affairs at Azerbaijan's Union of Writers Ilgar Fahmi, film director, screenwriter, the founder of the production center “Cinema Evi” Elchin Musaoglu, film critic, writer, film maker Ayaz Salayev, cameraman, honored artist Kanan Mamedov will choose the winner of the festival, Trend Life reported.

The Organizing Committee finalised accepting new applications for the first Booktrailer Festival on April 10. The winners will be defined by secret vote.

Booktrailers will be assessed by each member of the jury individually. In the end, the Organizing Committee will summarize the assessment of each jury member.

The festival, which takes place under the slogan "Promote a book, get promoted with a book!" is timed to the World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, held annually on April 23.

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 winner 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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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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