PwC Azerbaijan has sponsored British Film Spring organized by British Council, British Embassy and 28 Cinema. British Film Spring has kicked off yesterday at 28 Cinema in partnership with UNICEF on "One Minutes Junior" - international project initiated in 2002. The subject of the “One Minutes Junior” in Azerbaijan is “Ability is Limitless”. Young people with sight and hearing impairments, children from families with different difficulties had a unique opportunity to have their voices heard by a broad audience. "One Minute Junior" films have been produced by about 20 disabled and orphaned children from Baku. 3 videos out of 16 receiving the highest number of ‘Likes’ by Facebook users are being selected as winners and will be screened before each film during the festival.
The opening ceremony of the British Film Spring took place on 8th of April 2015 where more than 100 invited guests had a chance to network and watch Mr. Turner, following the cocktail reception. A short backstage video taken during "One Minutes Junior" workshops was shown to guests. The Director of British Council, Ms. Elizabeth White, the owner of 28 Cinema, Mr. Rufat Abbasov, the Managing Partner of PwC Azerbaijan, Mr. Movlan Pashayev and the specially invited guest, the Oscar winning scriptwriter who is currently working on Azerbaijan national classics - “Ali and Nino” movie, Mr. Christopher Hampton kicked off the opening ceremony with their speeches.
PwC Azerbaijan is sponsoring this initiative because we believe in return on investment in young talents, particularly those in need. By continuously investing in their professional development we expect these young people to turn into real professionals, provide for themselves and their families and contribute to the business community and the country. We will continue to support this kind of initiatives in the future and encourage you all to stay with us and be active in every new beginning!