Second Pan Armenian Film Festival to be held in Armenia on July 12-17, 2005
Second Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot" will be held in Yerevan on July 12-17, 2005, and the organizing committee is inviting directors and their films from around the world, borne of different cultures and a variety of aesthetics to convene in Yerevan, on the crossroads of yesterday’s and today’s cultures. The objective of the festival is to promote cross-cultural understanding, and the main theme will be Crossroads.
The Festival organizers would like to invite entries incorporating the ‘Crossroads’ theme, depicting human experience: the daily lives of ordinary people, their troubles and joys, their hopes and heartbreaks. There are two categories for the festival competition: full-length feature films and documentaries (full length and short). One Grand Prix (Golden Apricot) and one Special Mention will be presented in each category. Special Award will be presented for significant contribution into the world cinema.
The festival will have a special competitive section for feature, animation and documentary films made by filmmakers of Armenian decent. Two Awards will be presented for the films included in this section. During the Second Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot," the organizing committee will keep the "Yerevan Premiers" and "Retrospective" sections. The former will include the best art-house films taken in the latest period, and the latter will present films made by famous film directors.
The application submission deadline is 31 March 2005. Accepted screening formats are: film (35 mm) and video (DV, DVCAM, Beta-SP/PAL). The organizing committee will not screen films from BETA NTSC or DigiBeta. Accepted preview formats are VHS (PAL or NTSC). The date of production has to be after July 1, 2003.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2005. For detailed inquiries and application forms, please contact Susanna Harutyunyan and Mikayel Stamboltsyan of the
Golden Apricot International Film Festival,
Byron Street, #5, Yerevan, 375009,
Tel. (+374-1) 564484,