The Organizing Committee has finished accepting applications for the first Booktrailer Festival in Azerbaijan.
"At present, the Organizing Committee is reviewing the book trailers and checking the work to the compatibility of the Festival. I wish all participants good luck!", said festival's director Ruslan Sabirli.
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.
Booktrailers are short videos that promote a book or an author, providing a good illustration of the book content.
The festival aims at promoting books, supporting and developing creative forms of reading, searching talented young people in cinematography and promoting bookrailers as a part of art and business.
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.
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