Annual International Film Festival GOLDEN APRICOT in Yerevan


The Golden Apricot International Film Festival carries the theme of Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. The title may well serve as impassioned mantra for building cultural bridges and fostering dialogue. We welcome films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, the daily lives of people, ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and their joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world; as they struggle to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries. The Golden Apricot festival is different from other such events in the sense that it is relatively smaller-scale and much cozier, but it continues to garner genuinely international attention and respect. The films are presented in two international competition sections: features and documentaries. One Grand Prize Golden Apricot and one Special Mention are awarded in each category. The festival has a special pan-Armenian competitive section - Armenian Panorama - for short, feature, documentary, and animation films produced by filmmakers of Armenian descent.
- In the framework of the 2010 Golden Apricot Festival a program on the Regional Cinema Training was established, which included trainings for young filmmakers; training for cinema journalists and film critics; master classes.
- In the framework of the 2010 Golden Apricot Festival, “Cinema as a means of Dialogue” conference organized by the Europarliament took place. Representatives of 14 countries participated in the event.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International
  • Local
  • National
  • Régional
  • Sous-régional


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse

Principaux partenaires

With the support of the Permanent Delegation of Armenia to UNESCO

11/07/2010 - 18/07/2010