Films telling about the Genocide of Armenians were screened at the 19th Sofia Film Festival in a special program "Never Again." The program is implemented by the Golden Apricot International Film Festival with the support of the Culture Ministry of Armenia and the Committee to coordinate events commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of well-known conductor Valery Gergiev and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been postponed. Sona Hovhannisyan, general manager of the "Yerevan Prospects" festival, has told ArmInfo that the concert was to open the festival on March 28. However, Gergiev asked the festival administration to postpone the concert due to the changes in his tour schedule.
Within the frames of cooperation of Beeline and All-National Trust Board, "Komitas: Crane of Melancholy" will be screened, the press office of Beeline Armenia reports.
Italian Films Festival will take place in Yerevan on March 23-27.
Inga Arshakyan has become the sixth member of Genealogy to represent Armenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the "Dont" Deny" song. To recall, in 2009, the singer participated in the contest together with her sister Anush Arshakyan and gained the 10th position.
The official presentation of Genealogy's "Don't Deny" will take place on the Public Television of Armenia and on www.eurovision.tv on March 12 at 9:30 pm. On that day, the name of the sixth member of the band will be made public, the band's official page on Facebook says.
The Law "On cinematography" will give a fresh impetus to development of Armenian film industry, Raffi Movsisyan, a movie critic, a member of the expert commission for elaboration of the bill "On Cinematography", has told ArmInfo. To note, the commission has been set up by the order of Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan.
"Golden Apricot" projects coordinator Raffi Movsisyan told ArmInfo, a special project dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide would be implemented within the framework of this year's festival. Fiction and documentary films on the 1915 tragedy, as well as other genocides will be screened at the event. According to Movsisyan, directors of the films to be screened have already been invited to the festival.
The British Film Festival 13th Love Edition will be held in the provinces of Armenia. The movies will be shown in Dilijan on March 5. Afterwards the festival films will be shown in Ararat province (Artashat, Vedi and Kharberd) on March 16-18, and in Armavir on March 20-22. The admission is free.
World-known pianist Evgeny Kissin will put on a concert in Yerevan on April 2. Kissin will perform within the framework of the music festival "Yerevan Perspectives". Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and Liszt are to be performed.
Opera singer Mary-Jean O'Doherty Vasmatzian from Australia has become the fifth member of the band "Genealogy". Her limpid soprano has been heard in a number of famous opera houses all over the world.
The official website of the Culture Ministry reports that a commission of experts has been set up by Minister Hasmik Poghosyan's order. The first meeting of the commission was held on March 3 under chairmanship of Poghosyan.
Stephanie Topalian, a Japanese singer of Armenian descent has become the 4th member of the band "Genealogy" to represent Armenia at Eurovision-2015.
Vahe Tilbian from Ethiopia has become the third member of the band "Genealogy" to represent Armenia at Eurovision-2015. During his music career Vahe was a member of bands such as "The Motley Singers" (as the leading tenor),251 Band (as the backing vocalist), Eshee Havana. In 2011 he reached the finals of the show "Big Brother Africa".
On 21 February at 18.00 in Cafesjian Center for the Arts, a special screening dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First World War will take place with the film ''A Night at the Cinema in 1914'' (85minutes). The film will be screened on sidelines of the British Film Festival 13th Love Edition that commended in Yerevan on February 14 and will end on February 20.
Genealogy band comprising singers from all five continents will represent Armenia at the European Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. Inspired with the symbol of the Armenian Genocide centennial - a forget-me-not flower - Armenia has come up with a completely new format for the Eurovision Song Contest.