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Azerbaijanfilm (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanfilm) is an Azerbaijani state movie studio. They mainly make movies and sometimes documentaries.

History

"Azerbaijanfilm" started in 1920 as a photo-cinema department at the Azerbaijan SSR People's Commissariat (Government Ministry). In 1923 it was renamed to "Azerbaijani Photo-Cinema Office" (AFKI). There were several name changes, including "Azdovletkino" (1926–1930), "Azkino" (1930–1933), "Azfilm" (1933), "Azdovletkinosenaye" (1934), "Azerfilm" (1935–1940), and "Baku Cinema Studio" (1941–1959). In 1960 it became "Azerbaijanfilm" cinema studio named after Jafar Jabbarly.

Currently, "Azerbaijanfilm" is a part of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan.

Notable movies

Azerbaijan SSR

Azerbaijan

  • 1991 The Engagement Ring
  • 1998 Sari Gelin
  • 2001 Yuxu
  • 2004 National Bomb
  • 2009 The 40th Door
  • 2010 The Precinct
  • 2011 Buta
  • 2012 Amazing Azerbaijan (documentary)
  • 2012 Steppe Man
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