YEREVAN, JULY 12. ARMINFO. A concert was held at National Theatre of Opera and Ballet on July 12, which marked the start of the Second International Film Festival "Golden Apricot" under the motto "Crossroads of cultures and civilizations". Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Vardan Oskanian read the greeting message to the participants of the festival. Well-known cinematographers from 45 countries arrived in Yerevan to participate in the "Golden Apricot" Second International Film Festival, under the "Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations" motto. The opening ceremony of the festival will take place today in the evening at the National Opera Theatre. Film directors, critics, actors and producers will present 140 films at competitive, out-of-competition and special views. Three contests - of fiction, documentary and animation films will be organized to elect the best works.