“Golden Apricot” 9th Yerevan International Film Festival kicks off
This year the “Golden Apricot” 9th Yerevan International Film Festival again promises rich and interesting program. It will be held from July 8th till 15th, 2012 in cooperation with RA Ministry of Culture, the “Golden Apricot” Yerevan International Film Festival and the general sponsor and devoted partner VivaCell-MTS Company.
At yesterday’s press conference devoted to the launch of the festival RA Minister of Culture, Hasmik Poghosyan, expressed conviction that the “Golden Apricot” again promises interesting and warm atmosphere and will change Yerevan into lively, populous, substantial, and the most cordial place rich in permanent communication. Besides programs which have already grown into tradition at the festival, in the framework of the “Golden Apricot” Film Festival there will be a number of surprises, particularly “Cinema Journalism Without Borders” training is planned to be held before the start of the festival which is to be attended by highly qualified international experts and cinema researchers and critics arriving from the Eastern Partnership countries.
Director of the “Golden Apricot” Yerevan International Film Festival, Harutyun Khachatryan, was very pleased to note that there is a great interest toward the “Golden Apricot” Yerevan International Film Festival owing to which Armenia, Armenian art and the Armenian reality are becoming well-known all over the world. 1120 applications received by the festival and 60 applications for the next year cover the whole world.
The competition program of the “Golden Apricot” 9th Yerevan International Film Festival in 2012 again will include “International Feature”, “International Documentary”, “Armenian Panorama”, and “Apricot Stone” programs. The latter was launched in 2011 and is particularly aimed for short films by young cinematographers. The screenings are promising in “Yerevan Perspectives”, “Retrospect Screenings” and “Tribute” programs, which promise a number of surprises by the world masters of cinematography.