First “HAYAK” Awards for the Bests In the Armenian Cinema

Back 29 March 2012 16:33

On 18 March, 2012 the results of “Hayak”” National Film Awards were finalized at the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre after Alexander Spendiaryan. First prizes of “Hayak” were awarded to the best films, created in post-independence period, and their authors.

Founders of the National Film Awards are National Film Development Foundation, “Orange Armenia” CJSC and National Cinema Center of Armenia. The jury of the film contest was headed by the RA Meritorious Artiste Sos Sargsyan.

Artavazd Peleshyan, Sos Sargsyan, Levon Atoyants, Arman Manaryan and Albert Mkrtchyan were awarded for their contribution into the Armenian cinematography. A special prize was awarded to “Orange Armenia”.

In the “Best debut” nomination category the prize was awarded to Hovhannes Galstyan (“Bonded Parallels”). The film “Newcomers” by Gayane Martirosyan was recognized as the “Best animation film”. The film “A Story of People in War and Peace” by Vardan Hovhannisyan was recognized as the “Best documentary film”. The prize for the “Best short film” was awarded to Gagik Harutyunyan for the film “Yarkhushta”. Yuri Harutyunyan was awarded in the “Best composer” nomination category (“Where Have You Been, Man of God?”). Vardan Sedrakyan was awarded in the “Best artist” nomination category.

Mikayel Poghosyan was awarded as the “Best actor” (“Yerevan jan”), and Anna Elbakyan as the “Best actress” (“Where Have You Been, Man of God?”). In the “Best screenwriter” nomination category the prize was awarded to the screenwriters of the film “Where Have You Been, Man of God?” – Arnold Aghababov and Zorayr Khalapyan. In the “Best cameraman” nomination category the prize was awarded to Vahagn Ter-Hakobyan (“The Documentarist”), and in the “Best director” nomination category the prize was awarded to Harutyun Khachatryan (“Border”). In the “Best Film” nomination category the jury awarded the prize to Vigen Chaldranyan (“Dzayn Barbaro”).

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