Azerbaijanfilm

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Azerbaijanfilm (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanfilm) is an Azerbaijani state film production company. It was established in 1920 as a photo-cinema department at Azerbaijan SSR People's Commissariat, and in 1923 renamed to "Azerbaijani Photo-Cinema Office" (AFKI). It went through several name changes, including "Azdovletkino" (1926–1930), "Azkino" (1930–1933), "Azfilm" (1933), "Azdovletkinosenaye" (1934), "Azerfilm" (1935–1940), and "Baku Cinema Studio" (1941–1959), before adopting its present name in 1960 as "Azerbaijanfilm" cinema studio named after Jafar Jabbarly. Currently, "Azerbaijanfilm" is a part of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan.[1]

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  1. ^ Rollberg, Peter (2008). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 56–59. ISBN 0810860724. 

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