Festival

Regulations

GOLDEN APRICOT 13th Yerevan International Film Festival...

...is scheduled for July 10 to 17, 2016. The festival theme is Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. The theme is anchored in the idea of a global human landscape in the process of transformation and the challenges such transformations pose to human beings.

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.

Internationally acclaimed director Atom Egoyan (Canada) is Honorary Chairman of the Festival and noted director Harutyun Khachatryan (Armenia) is the General Director. As cited by a journalist, the festival has developed into a convivial locale for the film elite, "Classics of the art-house films can be appreciated: Armenia is a fantastic country with such an ancient history, dramatic present and perspective future, naturally would interests any artist..." .

 

PROGRAM
Competition Sections

1. International Competition
            Feature Competition Section
            Documentary Competition Section
2. “Armenian Panorama” National Competition
            (feature-length fictions, shorts and documentaries)

 

Non-Competition Sections

1. Retrospectives
2. Yerevan Premieres
3. Tributes
4. Other

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. International Competition (Feature-length fiction, documentary/no length limit) - films, produced after July, 2014
2. Armenian Panorama National Competition (Feature-length fiction, documentary, short) - films, produced after July 2014, produced by filmmakers from Armenia as well as those of Armenian descent

 

SELECTION

Films for pre-selection are accepted on DVD format and downloadable internet links, together with the completed online application-form. Final selection is made by the Selection Committee and its decision is not subject to appeal.

 

SCREENING FORMAT

Feature-length fictions: 35mm, DCP, Digital Betacam
Documentaries and shorts: Blu-ray, DVD.

JURY

1. Feature Competition Jury – International Feature Competition Section
2. Documentary Competition Jury – International Documentary Competition Section
3. Armenian Panorama Jury – “Armenian Panorama” National Competition Section
4. FIPRESCI Jury - National and International Sections
6. Ecumenical Jury - National and International Sections

 

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

 

 

SUBMIT A FILM

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2016 

Participants will be notified of the final decision of the Selection Committee by May 31, 2016.

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