About us

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 7 days with a wider range of international and local guests. The project is scheduled for August 25-29th.
The second edition of the festival is dedicated to femicides (intentional murder of women).

To accomplish the goals and attain a wider audience starting from this year, Sevil Film Festival extends with the project #kenardakilar.
Within #kenardakilar, Sevil Film festival will have smaller events and film screenings in the rural regions, out of the main venue.