Sevil International Women's Documentary Film Festival
Sevil International Women's Documentary Film Festival is the independent documentary film festival in Azerbaijan, focusing on gender issues, operating since 2020.
The festival brings a selection of critically acclaimed films from all around the world to Azerbaijani audiences and encourages public discussions around various gender-based issues. In addition to offering a diverse international line-up, the festival promotes local filmmaking by arranging a short and full-length film competition open to submissions from local artists.
Moreover, the festival is organized out of the capital city, where these kinds of art events and activities are not accessible for people.
In 2021 the Sevil Film Festival project is planned to be held in Ganja for 5 days with a wider range of international and local guests.
The second edition of the festival is dedicated to femicides (intentional murder of women).