Film Competition to Win 4000 from the Golden Apricot International Festival 2020

Deadline : 15 Apr 2020

Nonprofit organization: Golden Apricot

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Film Competition to Win 4000 from the Golden Apricot International Festival 2020

Golden Apricot 17th Yerevan International Film Festival opened application for this year competitions and welcomes films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, daily lives of people, both ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world, struggling to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries. The International Competition is provided for full-length films of any genre  (over 60 minutes) from all over the world.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Eligible for the international competition - films that had their first public screening after July 15, 2019.
  2. Entries submitted by post, email or any form other than online are not eligible for the Festival.
  3. Upon confirmation of the film to the competition or non-competition sections of the Festival, the applicant agrees to:
    • Provide a trailer of the film online by a non-expiring link or HD resolution file.
    • Provide materials for localization (dialogue lists in English, spotting list, screener and poster artwork).
  4. Feature films are accepted in 35mm or DCP formats.
  5. Each film can have no more than three screenings at the Festival. In case the film wins an award, the organizers shall run one extra screening on the last day of the Festival.
  6. All films in the competition will be screened at the Festival in their original languages with English and Armenian subtitles.
  7. The Festival takes responsibility for the prints from the moment of their pick-up from the shipper (at import) to the moment of handover to the shipper (at return/export).
  8. The shipping costs of the prints will be paid by the Festival both ways only if the prints are sent from and returned to their sources. In case the copy is shared with another festival, GAIFF will pay one-way transportation charges only.
  9. The DCP copies must be sent to the Festival in their original hardcover cases clearly labeled with the title of the film.


International Competition:

  1. “Golden Apricot”, Best Film and 2 million AMD
  2. “Silver Apricot” and a Special Prize

More About Golden Apricot:

Years of passion and love for cinema resulted in the establishment of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in 2004. Before then, It was just a dream, a thought in three people’s minds: Harutyun Khachatryan, Film Director and Festival General Director; Mikayel Stamboltsyan, Film Critic and Program Director; and Susanna Harutyunyan, Film Critic and Artistic Director, until it became reality in Yerevan, the capital city of Republic of Armenia. The film festival's name refers to the apricot, a fruit native to Armenia.  Whose Latin name is “prunus аrmeniaсa” which translates to “the Armenian plum.” A popular symbol of the country, the warm color of apricot is even found on the tricolored Armenian national flag.

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