16th Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF presented the new logo

11 May 2019

16th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival received more than 740 films

This year the 16th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival will be held from July 7 to 14. The International Film Festival has received over 740 films from different countries of the world and selected a number of films from prestigious international film festivals. Hasmik Hovhannisyan, the director of the festival, noted during the press conference on May 10.

"We have received 740 films through the Eventival website and selected films from Rotterdam, Berlin and other International Film Festivals. Thus, the Selection Committee currently considers over 740 films. The festival will have feature films (including fiction and documentary films), as well as short regional film contests, and the non-competition program will feature a regional panorama contest. The rest of the programs are non-competitive, such as: Yerevan premieres, Retrospectives, Tribute. Meanwhile, I would like to mention that the Yerevan premieres program will also include Armenian films,"-Hasmik Hovhannisyan noted in her speech. She also informed the journalists that applications for a number of festival programs are currently open and there is an opportunity to participate in them.

Hasmik Hovhannisyan emphasized that this year the festival will also focus on the implementation of educational programs. Particularly, within the frameworks of the festival’s Talent Initiative, a script and project development training for first feature film projects will be held. Specialists from different countries will be invited to conduct trainings.

The Director of the "Golden Apricot" IFF presented to the media the new logo of the festival, which reflects the unique approach of the new festival team to the 16th anniversary.

Designer William Karapetyan told media representatives that the logo is minimalistic, it represents the Armenian letter «Ôž» ("Ts") and through that letter he tried to present the apricot, which is the symbol of the festival.