Nasimi festival has established partnership with Cinema Desk of SIGNIS, a non-governmental organization that includes members from over 100 countries. As the "World Catholic Association for Communication", it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals.
SIGNIS gives SIGNIS, Ecumenical and Interfaith Awards in more than 30 film festivals around the world, from the best-known, including Cannes, Berlin, and Venice, to more specialised festivals, including Mar del Plata, Zanzibar, Hong Kong, Fajr (Tehran) and Brisbane. Four times the films by the directors from Azerbaijan (among them Vagif Mustafayev, Elchin Musaoglu and Hilal Baydarov) have been awarded SIGNIS prizes.
This year Nasimi Festival plans to arrange a screening of the film The Other Side of Hope by distinguished Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. This film has got the SIGNIS Prize for Best European Film 2017 (http://www.signis.net/news/culture/03-04-2018/the-other-side-of-hope-wins-signis-prize-for-best-european-film-2017).