Golden Apricot film fest ends on a rosy note

MUMBAI: The Golden Apricot International Film Festival ended in Armenian capital Yerevan on Sunday.

The festival, that was held from 11 to 18 July, had as many as 500 applications from around the world. 

In the end, a total of 120 of these applications were selected for shows, including 45 films for participation on a competitive basis during the festival held July 11-18. Competion was held in three sections, with a five-member panel of international judges deciding which films to award prizes.

Turkish director Reha Erdem annexed the top award for his film Kosmos in the international feature film competition.

Russian director Pavel Kostomarov‘s film Together won an award for the Best International Documentary and in the Armenian Panorama Competition in which the prize-winning film was The Last Tightrope Performer in Armenia made by Arman Yeritsyan and Inna Sahakyan.

The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury Award went to Jasmila Zbanic for the film On the Path. The Ecumenical Jury Award was given to Suren Babayan for his film Don‘t Look in the Mirror.

The film festival was held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.

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