By Laman Ismayilova
Only five days are left till the deadline for the submission of works for the 6th Booktrailer Festival.
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.
The festival is held with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, the International Mugham Center, Azerbaijanfilm Studio and Azercell Telekom, Trend Life reported. The project is headed by film actor Ruslan Sabirli.
To participate in the festival, send your works until April 1, 2019.
"We urge everyone to provide book trailers before the specified time. The book trailer should be concise, intriguing and convey the essence of the work. Remember that the main task of the book trailer is to interest the reader in a book. I wish everyone good luck!" said Ruslan Sabirli.
The first place will get a prize in the amount of 1,000 manats ($ 589), while the winners of the second and third places 800 manats ($ 471) and 500 ($ 298) manats, respectively.
The winners will be also awarded in the nomination "The best mobile book-trailer". To participate in this nomination, everyone can shot a booktrailer on a mobile phone and send it to the festival.
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 project aims at promoting books, supporting and developing creative forms of reading, searching talented young people in cinematography and promoting booktrailers as a part of art and business.
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