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Saturday, August 02, 2008

5th Yerevan International Film Festival Award Winners


The closing ceremony of the 5th Golden Apricot Film Festival took place on the 19th of July at 21:00 in Latar complex in Yerevan. The Prime Minister of RA Mr. Tigran Sargsyan, Minister of Culture of RA Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan and many filmmakers from Armenia and all over the world were present at the ceremony.

International Feature Film Competition
Golden Apricot for Best Feature Film: Rusalka (The Mermaid), Anna Melikian, Russia, 2007
Silver Prize: Lemon Tree, Eran Riklis, Israel, Germany and France, 2008 and Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat, Tailand, 2007
Jury Special Diploma: End of the Earth, Abolfazl Saffari, Iran, 2007

International Documentary Competition
Golden Apricot for Best Documentary Film: Women See Lot of Things, Meira Asher, Netherlands
Silver Prize: Lakshmi and Me, Nishta Jain, India, USA, Finland and Denmark

Armenian Panorama Competition
Golden Apricot for Best Film: The Blue Hour, Eric Nazarian, USA, 2007
Silver Prize: Gata, Diana Mkrtchyan, Russia
Jury Diploma: Jrarat, Miniatures, Mariam Ohanyan, Armenia

FIPRESCI Award: Gitmek (My Marlon and Brando), Huseyin Karabey, Turkey, 2008
Ecumenical Jury Awards
Jury Award: The Blue Hour, Eric Nazarian, USA, 2007
Jury Diploma: Gitmek (My Marlon and Brando), Huseyin Karabey, Turkey, 2008

Parajanov’s Thaler - Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
Parajanov’s Thaler - Lifetime Achievement Award to Wim Wenders, Germany and Dariush Mehrjui, Iran
Special Silver Apricot Pour l’ Audance Artistique et Humaine: Catherine Breillat, France

To check all the films in this fest go to their site here.

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