regulations

GOLDEN APRICOT 16TH YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL...

... is scheduled for July 7 to 14, 2019

We welcome films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, daily lives of people, both ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world, struggling to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries.

PROGRAMS

INTERNATIONAL FULL-LENGTH COMPETITION SECTION

for full-length films of any genre  (over 60 minutes) from all over the world.
 REGIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

for short films of any genre (from 5 to 45 minutes) from the Lesser Caucasus region including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran & Turkey.

NON- COMPETITION SECTIONS:

Regional Film Showcase feature and documentary films from from the Lesser Caucasus region including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran & Turkey  viewed by FIPRESCI jury.

Yerevan Premieres  best films from all over the world invited by festival.
Retrospectives
Tributes

Crazy Midnight
Special Screenings

Eligible for competitive sections - films which had their first public screening after July 15, 2018 and which have not received awards at any A class festival.

 

 FILM SUBMISSION

Entries submitted by post, email or any form other than online are not eligible for the Festival.

The deadline for preselection submission is April 15, 2019. The Festival reserves the right to refuse later submissions.

Upon confirmation of the film to the competition or non-competition sections of the Festival, the applicant agrees to:

  • Provide a trailer of the film online by a non-expiring link or HD resolution file;
  • Provide materials for localization (dialogue lists in English, spotting list, screener and poster artwork);
  • Materials must be delivered digitally to gaiff@gaiff.am stating the local and English titles of the film in the email subject line. The Festival does not accept deliveries on hard drives, USBs or any other physical carriers.

Final selection is made by the Selection Committee, and its decision is not subject to appeal.
Unfortunately, we do not have the possibility to return the DVDs or leave a feedback in case if your film is not selected.

ACCEPTED SCREENING FORMAT

Feature films are accepted in 35mm or DCP formats.

Each film can have no more than three screenings at the Festival. In case the film wins an award, the organizers shall run one extra screening on the last day of the Festival.

All films in the competition will be screened at the Festival in their original languages with English and Armenian subtitles.

The Festival takes responsibility for the prints from the moment of their pick-up from the shipper (at import) to the moment of handover to the shipper (at return/export).

The shipping costs of the prints will be paid by the Festival both ways only if the prints are sent from and returned to their sources. In case the copy is shared with another festival, GAIFF will pay one-way transportation charges only.

The DCP copies must be sent to the Festival in their original hardcover cases clearly labeled with the title of the film.

 

JURIES

International Full-length  Competition Jury
Regional Short Film Competition Jury
FIPRESCI Jury

Each Jury will operate according to its own regulations. The Director of the Festival may attend the meetings to advise on matters of regulations or procedures, if required.

 AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL FULL-LENGTH COMPETITION
“Golden Apricot” | Best Film | 2 million AMD
“Silver Apricot” | Special Prize

 

REGIONAL SHORT FILM  COMPETITION
“Golden Apricot” | Best Short Film | 1 million AMD
“Silver Apricot” | Special Prize

The “Golden Apricot” prize is awarded to the film director.

All financial awards are subject to tax, to be paid in Armenia, according to the laws of the Republic of Armenia. For current exchange rates please visit here

 

 

 SUBMIT A FILM

Applications are accepted until April 15, 2019

The final decision of the Selection Committee will be announced on May 31, 2019.