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COMPETITION FILM PROGRAM

Back 23 June 2012 15:21
COMPETITION FILM PROGRAM

On June 15 GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival presented this year Competition Film Program with a press conference. Around 90 films are selected out of 1250 submissions to be presented I the four main competition categories: Feature Competition, Documentary Competition, “Apricot Stone”- (the short film competition) and the Armenian Panorama. The latter this year is divided into Feature and Documentary sections. The Festival Program Director –Mr. Mikael Stamboltsyan presented the Feature Competition Program:

The Feature Competition program

“It Looks Pretty from a Distance”, dir.: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal, (Poland, 2011)

“Living”, dir.: Vassily Sigarev (Russia, 2011)

“Sister” dir.: Ursula Meier, (Switzerland/France, 2011),

“Future Lasts Forever”, dir.: Özcan Alper (Turkey, 2011),

“Graveyard Keeper's Daughter”, dir.: Katrin Laur (Estonia, 2011)

“The Double Steps” dir.: Isaki Lacuesta (Spain/Switzerland, 2011),

“The Minister” dir.: Pierre Schoeller (France, 2011),

“Verano” dir.: José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile, 2011)

“In the Fog”, dir.: Sergei Loznitsa, (2012 )

“Off White Lies”, dir.: Maya Kenig,

“Four Suns”, dir.: Bohdan Sláma,

“Alzheimer”, dir.: Ahmad Reza Motamedi,


It’s worth to mention that Pierre Schoeller’s “The Minister” and Sergei Loznitsa’s “In the Fog” are both Cannes Festival FIPRESCI Award Winners (2011 and 2012).

12 films selected for the Documentary competition section were presented by the Festival Deputy Director-Mr. Ara Khanjyan:

“5 Broken Cameras”, dir.: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi (Palestine/Israel/France, 2011)

“Back to the Square”, dir.: Petr Lom, (Norway/Canada, 2011)

“Bakhmaro”, dir.: Salomé Jash (Germany/Georgia, 2011)

“Life, A Long Way Away”, dir.: Marc Weymuller (France, 2011)

“Men's School”, dir.: Tommaso Cotronei, (Italy, 2011)

“Planet of Snail”, dir.: Seung-Yun Yi, (Korea/Finland/Japan, 2011)

“Special Flight”, dir.: Fernand Melgar, (Switzerland, 2011)

“The Clay Diaries”, dir.: Isaki Lacuesta, (Spain/Switzerland, 2011)

“The Tundra Book”. A Tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock dir.: Aleksei Vakhrushev (Russia, 2011)

“With Fidel Whatever Happens”, dir.: Goran Radovanovic, (Serbia, 2011)

“Recycling Life - I Found Dostoyevsky in the Garbage” dir.: Enis Riza, (Turkey, 2011)

“ Donkeymentory”, dir.: Arman Yeritsyan, (Armenia, 2012)


11 fiction (6 feature length and 5 short length) films and 15 documentaries are selected the ARMENIAN PANORAMA program. Raffi Movsisyan, the program coordinator presented the films.

ARMENIAN PANORAMA: Fiction feature length

“Nana”, dir.: Valerie Massadian, France, 2011

“Joan and the Voices”, dir.: Mikayel Vatinyan, Armenia, 2011

“If Only Every One”, dir.: Natalia Belyauskene, Armenia, 2012

“Anniversary Client” dir.: Ara Yernjakyan, Armenia, 2011

“It's Me” dir.: Vahagn Grigoryan, Armenia, 2012

“My Little Prince” dir.: Armen Ronov, France/Armenia, 2012

ARMENIAN PANORAMA: Fiction short length

“Just Two Steps Too”, dir.: Avo Kaprealian, Syria, 2011

“Bad Father”, dir.: Tigrane Avédikian, France, 2011

“Bolis”, dir.: Eric Nazarian, Turkey, 2011

“Il Settimo”, dir.: Luska Khalapyan, France, 2011

“Carpenter Expecting a Son”, dir.: Narine Malyan, Armenia, 2012

ARMENIAN PANORAMA: Documentary

”Venice. Afloat”, dir.: Tatiana Daniliyants, Russia, 2012

”The Armenian Bread”, dir.: Armen Gasparyan, Armenia, 2011

”Grandma's Tattoos”, dir.: Suzanne Khardalian, Sweden, 2011

”Voyage to Amasia”, dir.: Randy Bell, Eric V. Hachikian, USA/Armenia/Turkey. 2011

”Arno”, dir.: Eduard Hambardzumyan, Russia, 2012

”Armenian Echoes”, dir.: Hagop Goudsouzian, Armenia/Canada, 2012

”Arzuman”, dir.: Aneta Ohanj, Armenia, 2012

”Armine and Lady Macbeth”, dir.: Misha Ghazaryan, Armenia, 2012

”They Call Me Ashik”, dir.: Arthur Khudoyan, Armenia, 2012.

”Kostan Zaryan. The Lonely Soul of Armenian Literature”, dir.: Hayk Kbeyan, Armenia, 2011

”Two Paths”, dir.: Vahe Yan, Armenia, 2011

”I left My Shoes in Istanbul”, dir.: Nigol Bezjian, Armenia/Lebanon/Turkey, 2012

”There are many dogs in the city”, dir.: Gor Margaryan, Armenia/Germany, 2012

”New Julfa To Be …” dir.: Arsen Gasparyan, Armenia, 2012

”Together With My Sons”, dir.: Taron Petrosyan, Armenia, 2011

Around 700 films were submitted for the “Apricot Stone” (short films) program. Only 36 out of which are selected to participate at the competition. The head of the program- Mr. Aram Shahbazyan presented the selection:

”1937”, dir.: Svetozar Golovlev (Russia, 2011)

”5 Pounds”, dir.: Mohamed Adeeb, (Egypt, 2011)

”About a Spoon”, dir.: Philippe Lamensch, (Belgium, 2011)

”Armadingen”, dir.: Philipp Käßbohrer, (Germany, 2011)

”Cold January”, dir.: Romany Saad, (Egypt, 2011)

”Dad, Lenin and Freddy”, dir.: Rinio Dragasaki, (Greece, 2011)

”Dreamcatcher”, dir.: Léo Médard, (Belgium, 2011)

”Grandma Must Get Dry”, dir.: Alfredo Covelli, (Italy, 2011)

”I Can't Right Now”, dir.: Roser Aguilar

”In the Nick of Time”, dir.: David M. Lorenz, Darja Pilz, (Germany, 2011)

”Insignificant Details Of The Accidental Episode”, dir.: Mikhail Mestetsky, (Russia, 2011)

”Jam”, dir.: Benjamin Rojo, (Chile, 2011)

”Journey of No Return - Last stop Frankfurt Airport”, dir.: Güclü Yaman, (Germany/Turkey, 2010)

”Just the Three of Us”, dir.: Giampietro Balia, (Estonia, 2011)

”Life Is Beautiful # 1”, dir.: Jeroen Berkvens, Mark de Cloe, (the Netherlands, 2011)

”Mirza's Birthday”, dir.: Kote Claidze, (Georgia, 2011)

”Overture”, dir.: Dan Sachar, (Israel, 2011)

”Reflections”, dir.: Juan López Salvatierra, (Spain, 2011)

”Shoes”, dir.: Costa Fam, (Russia/Belarus/Poland/Czech Republic/France, 2012)

”Silent River”, dir.: Anca Miruna Lazarescu (Germany/Romani, 2011)

”Soro-Lume”, dir.: Anastasiya Zubova, Alla Limanskaya, (Moldova/Russia, 2011)

”Station44”, dir.: Farshid Akhlaghipour (Iran, 2011)

”Tapperman”, dir.: Alberto Meroni, (Switzerland, 2012)

”Crossing”, dir.: Bruno Deville, (Շվեյցարիա, 2012)

”The First Cut”, dir.: Tallulah H. Schwab, (The Netherlands, 2011)

”The Hatch”, dir.: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman, (Ireland, 2011)

”The Headless Lover”, dir.: Kim Lysgaard Andersen, (Denmark, 2011)

”The Hidden Smile”, dir.: Ventura Durall, (Spain, 2011)

”The Missing Looks”, dir.: Damian Dionisio, (Argentina, 2012)

• ”The Trip”, dir.: Simão Cayatte, (Portugal/USA, 2011)

”Under the Colours”, dir.: Esmaeel Monsef, (Iran, 2012)

”We Ate the Children Last”, dir.: Andrew Cividino

”When We Die At Night”, dir.: Eduardo Morotó, (Brazil, 2011)

”White” dir.: Kanchan Ghosh, (India, 2011)

”Winter Frog”, dir.: Slony Sow, (France, 2011)

”Me Too”, dir.: Lilit Movsisyan, (Armenia, 2012)


BOARD OF JURY

Victor Erice- world famous director, Cannes Festival Award winner and Cannes 2011 Jury member, will be the head of this year Feature Competition Board of Jury.

The Board:

Charles Tesson (film critic, France)

Fred Kelemen (film critic, Germany)

Janusz Gazda (film critic, Poland)

Roland Kazaryan (sound supervisor, Russia)

Distinguished documentary filmmaker Mrs. Marina Razbezhkina will be the head of Documentary Competition program.

The Board:

Antonio Delgado, (director, producer, Spain)

Nana Janelidze (director/script writer, Georgia)

Tsvetana Paskaljeva (director, Bulgaria)

Nouneh Sarkissian (journalist, producer, Armenia)

ARMENIAN PANORAMA: BOARD OF JURY

Lee Sang-Yong (festival programmer. South Korea)

Emilia (Mira) Haviarova (film critic. Czech Republic)

Valery Balayan (director. Հայաստան)

Adelina von Furstenberg (producer. Switzerland)

Sitora Alieva (festivel director. Russia)

Viken Berberian (writer. USA)

APRICOT STONE: Short Film Competition Board

Alena Shumakova (Italy)

Alexey Medvedev, (Russia)

Torunn Nyen (Norway)

FIPRESCI Jury

Margarita Chapatte Lopez (Spain)

Joao Antunes (Portugal)

Garegin Zakoyan (Armenia)

ECUMENICAL JURY

Kristine Greenaway

Ricardo Ruiz de la Serna

Gevorg Saroyan

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