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Hilal Baydarov


*1987, Baku AZE

Hilal Baydarov was born in 1987 in Baku, Azerbaijan. During his high school years, he won the national championships of mathematics twice in 2004 and 2005. In 2011 he leads the Azeri team at the informatics olympiad in Thailand. After a master in computer sciences, he left for Sarajevo to study film directing with Bela Tarr. His debut feature film Hills without names” was premiered at the Montréal Film Festival in 2018, the same year he won the Docu Talent award at Sarajevo Film Festival for his film Birthday”. When the Persimmons Grew” is Baydarov’s third feature film which will première in competition at the Visions du réel film festival in Nyon. 


2020 In Between Dying

2020 Nails in my brain

2019 When the Persimmons Grew

2019 Mother and Son

2018 One Day in Selimpasha

2018 Birthday

2018 Hills without Names