Time for change
DokuBaku is the first independent International Documentary Film Festival in Azerbaijan. Since the establishment of the festival 2017, our aim has been to present a showcase of handpicked - especially elected 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.
This year's 4th edition will be held from the 30th of November to the 6th of December, and the theme of the festival is "Changes".
DokuBaku IDFF will continue supporting films` screening of the local documentary film directors along with a unique, unrepeatable as life international documentary film program intended for the general public. The festival will prosper with debates and discussions of local and foreign filmmakers including various fields along with film screenings.
We believe DokuBaku will fill the gap in the cultural life and the cinema community of Azerbaijan and it will give an invaluable result with its individual film program and events like in years past.
Place for change
Our motivation for the festival topic is simple: “Change” describes the transition from one condition into a new, reshaped quality. We believe that changes adjust a human's relationship to herself and to the environment. We believe that a human is a master of reason and progress who owns one knowledge and aspires to another one. He tends to question and improve his own truth solely by observing an alien experience. We believe that changes reveal qualities of one’s identity. We wish our audience to go through exciting experiences on the festival topic.
Our guide is our endless passion for cinema.