Leylakhanim Ganbarli 

Born in 1992 |Baku, Azerbaijan


2018: MA Cinema and Television, Anadolu University
2014: BA Cinema and Television, Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts

Leyla worked as an art director, writer, and performer in various short film productions while she was still a student. She sketches, draws, and creates collages in addition to cinematography. Leyla is also a director of the “Struggle” short film, “The Big Red House”. The film examines the lives of children who were physically and psychologically harmed as a result of the Second Karabakh War. Moreover, she worked as an assistant to a film director in Butafilm, a film director in Azerbaijanfilm, Chai Khana Media.

Her first individual short film, "A Butcher's Daughter," co-produced with the Chai Khana multimedia portal, was accepted for the Visions Du Reel 2021 Film Market and had its global premiere at Cinedoc Tbilisi. "A Butcher's Daughter" (Azerbaijan) by Leylakhanim Ganbarli was praised for its sensitive anthropological approach to depicting her father's daily activities.


“Struggle” short film, 2018
1 minute 9 seconds
The full video is available here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/71866959/Struggle

“No Time To Retire” short film, 2021
20 minutes
The full video is available here: https://chaikhana.media/en/stories/1243/no-time-to-retire

Collage, 2018

“A butcher’s daughter”, 2021
30 minutes

The full video is available here: https://chaikhana.media/en/stories/1294/a-butchers-daughter