Orkhan Aghazade

Born in 1988| Lenkeran, Azerbaijan

Based Baku, Azerbaijan


2017: Filmmaking, London Film School (Master)
Journalism and mass communications, Baku Slavic University

Orkhan became interested in documentary filmmaking after completing his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Baku Slavic University in Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, he worked in the advertisement industry, creating and directing television commercials. Orkhan realized his interest in producing fiction films while working as a copywriter for a local television company, Space TV, and chose to pursue it by taking a master's degree in Filmmaking at London Film School. He improved his writing and directing skills during his MA.
A film squad came to the village when he was in high school to create a movie about a farmer. Organizers wanted a woman (an extra) in the foreground of the scene, but no one agreed, so Orkhan was instructed to cover his head and be in the frame instead (out of focus). Everything changed in Orkhan's mind after this incident, and he chose to pursue a career as a filmmaker. He directed many films including The Chair, Hole, The White Orchid Child, Please Don't Leave Anything Sitting in the Sink, Resolved, Secret, and Decomposure. His graduation short film "The Chairs'' was selected for a number of festivals, including Palm Springs Short FF, Angers Premiers Plans FF, Tampere FF, Brussles FF, and Poitiers FF, among others, and received prizes. "The Prisoner," his first feature movie project, is now in preparation.


“The Chairs”, 2018
19 minutes

“The Womb”, 2021
17 minutes