GOLDEN APRICOT 18TH YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL...
... is scheduled for October 3 to 10, 2021
We welcome 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.
for full-length films of any genre (over 60 minutes) from all over the world.
APRICOT STONE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
for short films of any genre from Western Asia Region (from 5 to 45 minutes)
feature and documentary films from Western Asia Region, viewed by FIPRESCI jury.
NON- COMPETITION SECTIONS:
Yerevan Premieres best films from all over the world invited by festival.
Eligible for competitive sections - films which had their first public screening after July 15, 2020
Entries submitted by post, email or any form other than online are not eligible for the Festival.
Registration fee for the International Competition and Regional Panorama programs costs 20 USD
Registration fee for a short film submission costs 10 USD.
The deadline for preselection submission is July 15, 2021. The Festival reserves the right to refuse later submissions.
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);
- Materials must be delivered digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the local and English titles of the film in the email subject line. The Festival does not accept deliveries on hard drives, USBs or any other physical carriers.
Final selection is made by the Selection Committee, and its decision is not subject to appeal.
Unfortunately, we do not have the possibility to return the DVDs or leave a feedback in case if your film is not selected.
ACCEPTED SCREENING FORMAT
Feature films are accepted in 35mm or DCP formats.
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.
All films in the competition will be screened at the Festival in their original languages with English and Armenian subtitles.
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).
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.
The DCP copies must be sent to the Festival in their original hardcover cases clearly labeled with the title of the film.
International Full-length Competition Jury
Regional Short Film Competition Jury
Each Jury will operate according to its own regulations. The Director of the Festival may attend the meetings to advise on matters of regulations or procedures, if required.
“Golden Apricot” | Best Film | 2 million AMD
“Silver Apricot” | Special Prize
APRICOT STONE FILM COMPETITION
“Golden Apricot” | Best Short Film | 1 million AMD
“Silver Apricot” | Special Prize
The “Golden Apricot” prize is awarded to the film director.
All financial awards are subject to tax, to be paid in Armenia, according to the laws of the Republic of Armenia. For current exchange rates please visit here
Applications are accepted until July 15, 2021
The final decision of the Selection Committee will be announced on August 31, 2021.