DokuBaku IDFF, which will be held on September 21 – 25, 2022, has announced the international jury for the 6th edition, which consists of fifteen experts from different countries. The judges will evaluate films in three categories: Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary and No-Main Competition.
Films in each category will be judged by an appointed panel of judges. This year the jury includes well-known documentary filmmakers and representatives of the film and photo industry. Among them are the winner of numerous awards, the winner of the Cannes Film Festival and a member of the jury of the American Film Academy Sergey Dvortsevoy, the French photojournalist, the winner of numerous international awards, including the UNICEF award, the holder of the French National Order of Merit Reza Deghati and the winner of the EMMY award, a nominee for the award Oscar producer Kirstin Barfod.
The special guest of this year’s festival is the Polish documentary director and screenwriter, the winner of many festival film awards Pawel Lozinski. He will present his film “The Balcony”, produced by his wife Agnieszka Mankiewicz.
The voting procedure will take place online and in person, followed by a joint discussion, during which the winners in each category will be selected. The winners will be announced during the days of the festival.
DokuBaku is the first and only independent International Documentary Film Festival in Azerbaijan. Since the establishment of the festival 2017, its aim is to present a showcase of handpicked – specially selected documentary films from all over the world in the international program as well as the local competition, which aims to support the local filmmakers and non-fiction production.