YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Yerevan is gearing up to hot the seventh annual Golden Apricot Film Festival in Yerevan from July 11-18.
This year’s festival is being sponsored by the Armenian Ministry of Culture and VivaCell MTS.
500 films have been submitted from 75 countries and for the first time, entries were received from Jordan, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Costa Rica.
The festival will kick off on July 11 with a special screening of Henri Verneuil’s “Mayrik” (Mother). Verneuil, a famous Diaspora Film Director, will have his 90th anniversary celebrated in Yerevan
Anniversary elebrations will also be held in honor of film director Henrik Malyan’s 85th anniversary, the 80th anniversary of actors Mher Mkrtchyan and Khoren Abrahamyan, cameraman Albert Yavuryan’s 75th anniversary and Armen Jigarkhanyan’s 75th anniversary. Short documentaries about the lives of these Armenian film luminaries will be prepared and shown at the festival.