The winners of the 8th Golden Apricot Film Festival

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The winners of the 8th Golden Apricot Film Festival

The 8th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, organized with the sponsorship of VivaCell-MTS corporation and the state support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, offered a lot of surprises and an enlarged geography of participants. The festival destroyed the limits between phantasy and reality, enabling the audience to fly in the space between them. To present the most valuable art works, about 150 films have been selected from 631 applications. The program of the festival was multifaceted and included a variety of genres. 67 film were competing for prizes in four programs. Six jury teams summed up the results of the festival.

“It is very pleasant, that Golden Apricot has established its constant place in our cultural life, performing every year with a new charm and a new message. The rates of the world cinema development oblige us to take equivalent measures, to have a dignified place in the world cinematography. We are proud of the cooperation between the audience and film makers at our festival is an honest dialogue, of the exchange of positive energy between Golden Apricot and all the devotees of cinematography,“ - said the General Manager of VivaCell-MTS corporation, Ralph Yirikian.

The closing ceremony of Golden Apricot took place in “Latar” hotel complex, where the members of the international jury teams announced the results of the festival.

International Feature Film Competition

“Golden Apricot” for the best feature film was bestowed upon “Nader and Semin, the Seperation” by an Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

“Silver Apricot” was awarded to “The Journals of Musan” by Park Jungbum.

The Special Jury Prize was given to “The Prize” by Paula Markovitch.

International Documentary Film Competition

Golden Apricot: “The World according to Ion B. by Alexander Nanau

Silver Apricot: “Summer Pasture” by Lynn True, Nelson Walker III, Tsering Perlo

Special Mention: Magnificent Nothing by Ahmad Seyedkeshmiri

Armenian Panorama Competition Program

Golden Apricot for Best Armenian Film and Best Short film: “Loading My Life” by Haroutyun Shatyan

Silver Apricot: “The Spaceship” by Emil Mkrttchian

Special Mention: “The Last Hippie of the Pink City” by Anastasia Popova

Golden Apricot Stone Competition for Short Films

Golden Apricot: Glasgow by Piotr Subbotko

Special Mention: Bicycle by Serhat Karaaslan

FIPRESCI Jury Prize: “Mandoo” by Ebrahim Saeedi

Ecumenical Jury: “Europolis” by Cornel Gheorghita, Jury Commendation
Steel Gates, Armen Khachatryan

Hrant Matevosyan Prize went to Emil Mkrttchian for the film “The Spaceship”.

British Council established a prize, which was awarded to “Loading My Life” by Haroutyun Shatyan. The same film won the “Nvard” prize.

The Special Prize of the Armenian Film Academy “Unique Artistic View” went to “The Prize” by Paula Markovitch.

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