British Film Festival Online

22 January – 22 February
21 January – 22 February

#1 Greeting Video

Summer Xia: Country Director, British Council, Azerbaijan
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
21 January – 22 February

#2 Greeting Video

James Sharp: British Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
22 January – 22 February

BAFTA 2020

A selection of the best British short films nominated for BAFTA-2020
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Beast

Yırtıcı
Psychological thriller about a woman pulled between her family and a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

For Sama

Səma üçün
Both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war
Language: Arabic, English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Make Up

Makiyaj
Ghostly goings-on and sexual intrigue at an out-of-season caravan park in a stylish psychological drama
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Nargiz (with Azerbaijani subtitles)

Nərgiz (Azərbaycan alt yazıları müşayiətində)
As part of our long-standing work with the Public Union for Social Assistance to people with hearing and speech impairments, we screen Nargiz, an Azerbaijani film in sign language
Language: Sign language, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Nargiz (with English subtitles)

Nərgiz (İngilis alt yazıları müşayiətində)
As part of our long-standing work with the Public Union for Social Assistance to people with hearing and speech impairments, we screen Nargiz, an Azerbaijani film in sign language
Language: Sign language, English subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Perfect 10

Mükəmməl 10
An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Pink Wall

Çəhrayı divar
Love story in six chapters: one per year of relationship
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Ray and Liz

Rey və Liza
Delicate and grotesque retro about a real family of geeks
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Swimming with Men

Kişilərlə üzmək
The surest way to get rid of depression
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.
22 January – 22 February

Tucked

Çətinliyə düşən
A provocative biography of an elderly travesty cabaret star: a movie about love, friendship and destiny
Language: English, Azerbaijani subtitles
Registration required.

British Film Festival Online

British Council and the British Embassy in Baku are launching the sixth edition of the British Film Festival online.

In cooperation with the British Embassy and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the British Council is launching the sixth edition of the annual British Film Festival. This year, the festival will be held online between 22 January and 22 February 2021, on a commissioned online platform by the CoolConnections art association. We are bringing the most exciting, thought-provoking and critically-acclaimed new films from the UK to Azerbaijan. The 2021 edition of the British Film Festival puts the extraordinary cinematic stories of remarkable women into spotlight, promoting the world where everyone can thrive as equal and complete members of all communities. The British Film Festival is a central pillar of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion through film. All films will be screened in English, with the subtitles in Azerbaijani.

Every film will be available to watch at any time until 22 February 2021, but has to be completed within 48 hours once started. This year, we will screen 16 Inspiring films: Beast (BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film - nominee), For Sama (BAFTA Award for Best Documentary - winner), Swimming with Men, Tucked, Make Up, Ray & Liz, Perfect 10, Pink Wall, as well as seven award-winning BAFTA Best British Short Film nominees. Our flagship film for this year’s festival, For Sama, is an award-winning journey into the female experience of war. Between 22 January and 22 February, the British Council, together with the Ministry of Culture, will also organise a series of live arts talks on Facebook and YouTube for Azerbaijani cinema practitioners and professionals. The series will feature some of the leading Azerbaijani women film directors, producers, and specialists. As part of our long-standing work with the Public Union for Social Assistance to people with hearing and speech impairments, we will also screen Nargiz, an Azerbaijani film in sign language (with English and Azerbaijani subtitles).

Dear viewers, pay your attention: the number of screenings for some films is limited. Don’t miss to book your ticket!

Please pay attention to the time of availability of the films and to the geoblocking (ALL FILMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY FOR AZERBAIJAN).