Web Aprcot 3-Rd Panarmenian Online Film Festival Competition Winners Now Known

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Web Aprcot 3-Rd Panarmenian Online Film Festival Competition Winners Now Known

GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival and the the first online cultural TV station, presented the closing event and the award ceremony of the WEB APRICOT 3rd PanArmenian online Film Festival in cooperation with VivaCell-MTS, the General Sponsor of the project on March 21st at Sergei Parajanov Museum in Yerevan. The competition results were presented to the participants, guests and the local media representatives by the Board of Jury- Diana Kardumyan (film director), Arthur Vardikyan (film critic) and Karineh Raphaelyan (journalist). Mr. Ralph Yirikian, the General Manager of VivaCell-MTS, Mr. Harutyun Khachatryan, the Founding Director of GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan IFF and Mr. Arayik Manukyan, the Director of online TV company welcomed the guest of the event and spoke on the essentials of this online film festival.


The 3rd edition of WEB APRICOT which was launched by the beginning of this year and lasted for around two months has received 32 film submissions. The presented movies were of all genres – feature, documentary and animation and were sent from Yerevan as well as from Gyumri and different cities of Russia.  


The competition programme has designed three main awards as well as a special Audience Award. The latter is designed for the movie which has had the most of online viewings. The main three prizes were granted according to the selection decision of the Board of Jury.   


The 1st Prize is a monetary award in the amount of 420 000 AMD. The Second and the Third Prize winners will each receive support of technical equipment for making their upcoming films.


The winners of WEB APRICOT 3rd PanArmenian online Film Festival


1st Prize

“SHADOW”, Dir.: Nikolay Hovhannissyan


2nd Prize

“DEDICATION”, Dir.: Vruyr Simonyan


3rd Prize

'RESURRECTION', Dir.: Alain Manoukyan


Audience Award

“WAIT…”, Dir.: Nara Karapetyan



Harutyun Khachatryan was also pleased to grant a special GOLDEN APRICOT Jubilee Medal to Arayik Manukyan for the effective cooperation of immense significance.


The WEB APRICOT PanArmenian online film festival which has been held for three years already has the mission of inviting all the interested Armenian filmmakers as well as production companies regardless of their career development stages as well as the genre of their works into one common creative platform. The festival aims to better promote the online platforms as an alternative space for local cinema development.

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