A documentary “Koc” (“Camping Ground”) by the Russian director and producer of Azeri decent, a laureate of a lot of international film contests Rodion Ismayilov has participated in the World Mountain Documentary Festival in Qinghai, China.
The festival aims to discover and honor the leading filmmakers around the world who make documentaries about mountains and uplands.
The Azerbaijani documentary has received special “Jade Kunlun Award” prize at the festival.
The festival honours new and cutting-edge foreign independent films in several competition categories. Partnering with notable film industry companies, film educators, directors, producers, and writers, competition provides a forum for talented filmmakers to be recognized for their work, creativity, and achievements.
Established in 2008, the festival is held every two year. In 2010, we received 511 entries from 35 countries and regions.
The competition is divided into three categories: Anthropology, Society and Nature. Cultural, historical, sociological and environmental stories in regions at altitudes above 500m are acceptable.
“Camp of Nomads” tells a story about shepherds pasturing sheep in steppes for six days.
During that time, shepherds move from one place to another, just like thousands of other men did before. They all follow that path that was walked by their fathers.
The 52-minute film was shot in Summer of 2010 in Azerbaijan. The shooting took place in country’s Tovuz region, Goygol region and in Dashkesan region.
Rodion Ismayilov was born in the Kohnagala village of Tovuz region and graduated from the State Cinema and Television University of St. Petersburg in 1998. At present, he is a director of "DS film" producer centre in Moscow.