16th Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF will kick off with movie “Parasite” by Joon-ho Bong

06 July 2019

16th Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF will kick off with movie “Parasite” by Joon-ho Bong (South Korea) which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. During the press conference dedicated to the start of the festival Program Director of the Golden Apricot IFF Karen Avetisyan anounced the opening movie.

Hasmik Hovhannisyan, the director of the Golden Apricot IFF told the journalists that the festival will kick off on July 7 at Ch.Aznavour Square with opening of Jubilee Stars of Bagrat

Hovhannisyan , Arman Manaryan and Gennady Melkonyan. Then the 16th ''Golden Apricot'' festival will be officially launched at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. ''This year, within the frameworks of the festival information centers will be opened at Aznavour Square, North Avenue, Liberty Square, where you will be able to be informed about the festival programs, as well as get festival accessories'',-Hasmik Hovhannisyan noted.

Press Officer of  the Golden Apricot IFF Roza Grigoryan noted that the information about the festival will be available through the www.gaiff.am website and the newly-created GAIFF application, available for Android and iOS-enabled phones.

This year, Golden Apricot has established a unique partnership with Idram Payment System. Marketing Director of Idram Payment System Edgar Davtyan told journalists at a press conference that if a person is paying for festival tickets via Idram he/she will get 50% casback. That is, the correct half of the amount paid for the ticket will be returned to the buyer and he/she can watch other movies using his/her savings.

It should be noted that the festival will be held this year on July 7-14. The event is supported by the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The general partner of the festival is VivaCell-MTS.