GAIFF Pro will be held online in July

08 July 2020

Because of the epidemic situation, the main events of the Yerevan Golden Apricot International Film Festival will take place this fall, on November 1-8, however, some surprises are expected in July.

The programs and projects of the GAIFF Pro innovative film development platform of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, which has long been well-known in the international film market, will not be postponed and will be held on pre-determined days, July 13-16, online, as part of the July festival events.

"GAIFF Pro, like any international film market, is based on communication, and unfortunately, as we can conclude, this year it will not be possible to organize crowded meetings in Yerevan and present filmmakers from different parts of the world. However, it will not disappoint either us or those who are waiting for us, as GAIFF Pro will take place in July in an online format. We will try to adapt our goals as much as possible to the rules of online platforms, as we will use the already known Zoom platform,”- GAIFF Pro Program Coordinator Sona Karapoghosyan noted.  

According to her, there will be almost no difference in terms of the number of online and real events held within the GAIFF Pros. There will be individual meetings between selected projects and international film professionals, workshops on selected projects, as well as master classes, panel discussions and talks for all accredited film professionals.

Some of these events will also be broadcast on the official Facebook pages of GAIFF Pro and Golden Apricot, making them available to a wider audience.

According to Sona Karapoghosyan, GAIFF Pro has received about 50 applications this year.

Some years ago GAIFF launched an innovative one-of-a-kind industry platform for local, regional, and international film professionals in Yerevan, Armenia. We established the Cross-Border Regional Co-Production (C2C) Feature Film Project and Work-In-Progress Markets for filmmakers from the Lesser Caucasus Region, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran, to finance and co-produce their films. Together with our partners, we are bringing the expertise of award-winning professionals to participating filmmakers, and providing year-round master classes and pitching and film/script development workshops.