Huseyn Mehdiyev

Director, screenwriter, director of photography

Was born 19.03.1945 in Shaki, Azerbaijan. From 1972 to 1977 he studied in the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography. Since 1977 he has been working in “Azerbaijanfilm” studio. His films were awarded by many International Film Festivals (Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Ankara, Vancouver, Tashkent, Cairo, etc.). From 1993 to 2001 Huseyn Mehdiyev took the position of Deputy Director of Film Company of “Azerkinovideo”. He is the Chairman of Film directors’ Guild of Azerbaijan, Author of the project and Head of the annual International Audiovisual Festival.


  • 1978 – Dissonance – director of photography (documentary)
  • 1980You cannot take only island – director of photography
  • 1981 – Grandpa of my grandpa’s grandpa –  director of photography
  • 1982 – Business trip – director of photography
  • 1984The Fairytale of the Old Oak – director
  • 1986 – Window of Sorrow – director of photography
  • 1985Town’s reapers – director, director of photography
  • 1988The pain of a baby tooth – director
  • 1990The witness director, screenwriter
  • 1991Life in the Stage director, screenwriter (doc.)
  • 1993Letter to a Friend director (doc.)
  • 1994 – Udins – director, screenwriter (doc.)
  • 1996Strange Times – director, screenwriter
  • 2004Melody of Space- director, screenwriter