High-quality movies, hospitable city

10 October 2021

The Golden Apricot International Film Festival, which was held on October 3-10, summed up. At the meeting with the journalists on October 10, the members of the festival jury mentioned that they were satisfied with the presented films and the well-organized festival.
They added that it was very difficult to make a choice, as all the films were of high quality.
The members of the festival jury also emphasized that they were impressed by the warm Yerevan.
On October 9, the closing ceremony of the festival took place at the “Ararat” Museum of the Yerevan Brandy Company. During the closing ceremony, the jury announced the winners.
Pebbles (dir. Vinothraj P.S., India) won Golden Apricot in International Full-Length Competition. The Silver Apricot was awarded to Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi, Congo/ France/ Belgium). A New Old Play (dir. Qiu Jiongjiong, Hong Kong/ France) gained the jury's special mention.
FIPRESCI Award named after Peter van Bueren was awarded to Taming the Garden (dir. Salomé Jashi, Switzerland/ Germany/ Georgia).
Golden Apricot in Apricot Stone competition was awarded to The World (dir. Christine Haroutounian, USA/ Armenia). Silver Apricot in the same competition won Storgetnya (dir. Hovig Hagopian, France/ Armenia). Special Award after Gennadi Melkonyan was awarded Handstand (dir. Ovsanna Shekoyan, Armenia).