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Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival
3 Moskovyan Street
0001 Yerevan
phone +374 10 52 10 42
fax +374 10 52 10 47
email: info@gaiff.am

Mr. Harutyun Khachatryan

Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Mr. Mikayel Stamboltsyan

Year of Foundation 2004

Event Date from 01 November 2020 till 08 November 2020

Event Date

in Yerevan, Armenia

International Competition

Sections International Competition: Opening/Closing, Full-Length Films Competition, Regional Short Film Competition, Regional Panorama, Non-Competition, Retrospective, Tribute

Category Feature, Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry International Competition (Feature-length fiction, documentary/no length limit) - films, produced after July, 2018
Armenian Panorama National Competition (Feature-length fiction, documentary, short) - films, produced after July 2018, produced by filmmakers from Armenia as well as those of Armenian descent

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline 15 April 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 25,000

Participants of the Film Industry approximately 150 guests international in 2011

Prizes/Awards International Feature Competition
1. “Golden Apricot” – Best Feature Film
2. “Silver Apricot” – Special Prize
International Documentary Competition
1. “Golden Apricot” – Best Documentary Film
2. “Silver Apricot” – Special Prize
“Armenian Panorama” National Competition
1. “Golden Apricot” – Best Fiction Film
2. “Golden Apricot” – Best Documentary Film
3. “Golden Apricot” – Best Short

German Films


Full-Length Films Competition
TALKING ABOUT TREES by Suhaib Gasmelbari (FR/SD/DE/TD/QA, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)

Yerevan Premieres
SYNONYMS (SYNONYME) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)

French Film Program
HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (DE/FR/GB/PL/US, Pandora Film)

Made in Germany
LUZ by Tilman Singer (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
THE MOVER (ATLAS) by David Nawrath (23/5 Filmproduktion)
POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD by Wim Wenders (IT/CH/DE/FR, Neue Road Movies)

In Focus: Poland
WEREWOLF by Adrian Panek (PL/DE/NL, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion)

CIS Program
AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ, Pallas Film)
CRYSTAL SWAN by Darya Zhuk (BY/US/RU/DE, Gernböck Produktion)

Retrospective: Carlos Reygadas
BATTLE IN HEAVEN by Carlos Reygadas (FR/MX/DE/BE, Essential Filmproduktion)
JAPAN by Carlos Reygadas (MX/NL/DE)
POST TENEBRAS LUX by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/NL, The Match Factory)
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, ZDF)

Number of Films Shown 200 films (90 in competition) (in 2013)

Media Coverage Journalists of both local and international press are present during the festival, such as Kultura TV, Vesti 24, Deutsche Welle, Euronews etc. and all Armenian TV channels and newspapers.

Evaluation Reliably and well organized, middle-size film festival with a profound programming, high profile jury members and cozy atmosphere. The festival director is one of Armenia’s most famous filmmakers. The honorary chairman is film director Atom Egoyan.

The Golden Apricot International Film Festival carries the theme Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. The opening of the festival is always marked with a traditional blessing of apricots, for which Armenia is famous. Different panel discussions and master classes are being organized during the festival.

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