As director of the festival Vrazh Kasumi told Arminfo correspondent, the opening film of the festival is JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART (2013), Dir.: Stephane Berla, Mathias Malzieu. Yerevan Premieres: MINUSCULE – VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (2013), Dir.: Thomas Szabo, Helene Giraud. THE BOY AND THE WORLD (2013), Dir.: Ale Abreu and ROCKS IN MY POCKETS (2014), Dir: Signe Baumane
Armenia participated in the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 8-12. Armenian Deputy Minister of Culture Nerses Ter-Vardanyan said at today's briefing that the Armenian pavilion caused a great interest among the guests and participants. Armenia exhibited hundreds of books in both Armenian and foreign languages, including albums and books dedicated to the Armenian art and culture.
As press-service of the Ministry reported, welcoming the guest, the RA Minister of Culture expressed her satisfaction and gratitude to the Armenian-Iranian cultural relations, as well as work carried out by Iran for the conservation of Armenian cultural heritage. Both sides reaffirmed the importance of cultural heritage preservation and willingness of the two sides to continue this process.
World-renowned French-Armenian singer, Ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland Charles Aznavour has been hospitalized with infection he has been suffering from for several days. AFP reports that Aznavou's concert scheduled for Friday evening in Geneva has been postponed, the event organizer said.
"Armenia my country" by Garnik Karapetyan (Armenia) - Best Documentary Film "Solitude" by Dima Dedok (Belarus) - Best Animated Film "SIsters" by Margaret Kosmol - Best Debut Grand Prix went to "Karot" by Nara Karapetyan (Armenia).
Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, has told ArmInfo that this year the excavations found a construction with frescoes. Such a construction has been found in Artashat for the first time. The fragments of the frescoes have been preserved rather well, however, only the recovery work can show the images on the frescoes.
Archeologists have found an old tomb of a high-class man in near the village of Gegharot on the side of Mount Aragats.
Like over the previous years, the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival welcomes performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts including theatre (drama, comedy, mime, movement, circus, street performances, puppet/marionette, fingers theatre, visual), dance (modern, folk, classic etc.), music (opera, classical, musical, contemporary, jazz, folk etc) and other forms of performing arts.
The Hunter, debut work by film director Ara Arush received Critics Award, as the Best Short Film, at the International Film Festival Kashmir 2014.
The 6th Pan-Armenian Barbeque Festival will be held in Akhtala on 6 September. The festival traditionally attracts a big number of guests. Last year, nearly 5,000 people attended the event.
The Boards of Juries of International Feature, International Documentary, the Armenian Panorama and the Apricot Stone short film competition as well as the FIPRESCI and ECUMENICAL accordingly have announced this year's competition results at the official closing ceremony of the festival on July 19 held at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan.
Armenian film director Suren Babayan is going to shoot a new trilogy. At today's press conference, Babayan said that he would invite Jean-Pierre Nshanian for the lead role.
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.
Directors Across Borders (DAB) Project held a press conference at Golden Tulip Hotel in Yerevan to present the mission, achieved results and the main upcoming activities of the Project. The 8th Directors Across Borders (DAB) Regional Co-Production Forum will be held on 15-17 July on sidelines of the 11th Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
The Fourth Tolma Festival will be held in Armenia on July 16. According to the tradition, it will be held near Sardarapart Memorial on the margins of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
UNESCO is not the organization to decide if lavash is an Armenian bread or not, chairman of the public organization "For development and preserving of traditions of Armenian cookery", Sedrak Mamulyan, told Arminfo correspondent.