by Karina Manukyan
Golden Apricot Yerevan 11th International Film Festival was announced as open on July 13.
The competition program includes Feature Competition, Documentary Competition, Armenian Panorama and Apricot Stone.
The non-competition program consists of About Parajanov; Retrospectives (films by Amos Gitai, Kim Ki-duk and Jia Zhangke); Tributes (Sergei Parajanov and Otar Iosseliani); Yerevan Premieres (films by Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi, Diao Yinan, Vitaly Mansky, Krzysztof Zanussi, Joann Sfar, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne and Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Ukrainian Poetic Cinema; Cinema for Social Changes; New German Cinema (Inbetween Worlds by Feo Aladag, Jack by Edward
Berger and Love Steaks by Jakob Lass); and Armenians: Internal and External Views.
A total of 300 films from 49 counties will be screened during the festival.
Among the other important events are Films Across Borders, a forum for film directors from the Eastern Partnership states, and a meeting of Armenian and Turkish filmmakers.
The festival will last till July 20.