Teymur Hajiyev

Writer and Director (Azerbaijan)

Was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1982. Has BSc in Economic Cybernetics from Baku State University and MBA in Marketing from West Texas A&M University. Before coming into cinematic realm worked as Marketing Director within various commercial entities in Azerbaijan.

In 2013 established FIL PRODUCTION, which up to now produced more than a dozen short films, four of them having an international festival presence including TORN by Academy Award © winner Elmar Imanov, which was premiered at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs of Cannes Film Festival (2014).

In August 2014 was admitted to the Locarno Summer Academy.

In September 2013 finished his first short film "The Wound", which was premiered at Palm Springs ShortFest, USA.

In 2016 his second feature short film "Shanghai, Baku" was premiered at Tampere Film Festival, Finland (23 film festivals, 3 prizes all over the world in total).

In 2018 produced "Reporting from Darkness", a second feature film of Elvin Adigozel, which had its world premiere at the FID Marseille Film Festival's International Competition.

In 2019 completed his third short film "salt, pepper to taste" (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019).

Currently in post-production of his fourth short film with the w/t" BENZIN".

Watch “Shanghai, Baku” and “The Wound” on Teymur’s YouTubechannel.

Selected filmography:

salt, pepper to taste (2019)

Fiction / 22 min. / HD / Azerbaijan 

Shanghai, Baku (2016)

Fiction / 21 min. / HD / Azerbaijan / Lithuania  

The Wound (2014)

Fiction / 17 min. / HD / Azerbaijan