Rustam Ibragimbeyov is Writer, Scenario writer, Producer, Cinema-producer, Scenario writer, Cinema dramatist, Public writer of Azerbaijan, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan and Russia.
He was also nominated for American Film Academy Award (Oscar) in 1992 as Best Foreign Language Film.
Rustam Ibragimbeyov was born in Baku, 1939 to Mammad Ibrahimbeyov and Fatima Meshadibeyova. Rustam Ibragimbeyov graduated from Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute, then studied script writing and film directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. His writing credits include more than 40 film and television scripts, numerous plays and pieces of prose, and nearly all of his scripts were eventually made into full feature or TV films.
Among his most noteworthy film works are - "Urqa – məhəbbət dairəsi (1991)", "Cənnətə bağlı" (Close to Eden), "Günəşdən usanmışlar", "Sibir bərbəri".
He received Grand Prize of the Jury at 47th Cannes International Film Festival; their film “The Barber of Siberia” was the most expensive European production of 1997.
“Burnt by the Sun” film received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.