Years running: 15 (since 2004)

Golden Apricot

Yerevan International Film Festival.


The Golden Apricot International Film Festival carries the theme Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. Different panel discussions and master classes are being organized during the festival. The «Directors Across Borders» project of the festival is a regional network of film directors and film professionals living in Caucasus and in the neighboring countries: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and other. 

Competition Sections:

  •  International Competition: Feature Competition Section and Documentary Competition Section
  • «Armenian Panorama» National Competition (feature-length fictions, shorts and documentaries)

Non-Competition Sections

  • Retrospectives
  • Yerevan Premieres
  • Tributes
  • Other


International Feature Competition

  • «Golden Apricot» – Best Feature Film
  • «Silver Apricot» – Special Prize

International Documentary Competition

  • «Golden Apricot» – Best Documentary Film
  • «Silver Apricot» – Special Prize

“Armenian Panorama” National Competition

  • «Golden Apricot» – Best Fiction Film
  • «Golden Apricot» – Best Documentary Film
  • «Golden Apricot» – Best Short


  • Films submitted for any of the mentioned sections must be produced within 12 months prior to the start of the Festival.
  • Entries submitted by post, email or any form other than online are not eligible for the Festival.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type:  35mm or DCP formats  (Documentaries may be delivered on Blu-ray, DVD or USB Stick)

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Mr. Harutyun Khachatryan
  • Program Director: Mr. Mikayel Stamboltsyan




Official website



Yerevan International Film Festival
Address: # 3 Moscovyan St., 0001
Yerevan, Armenia

Phone: (+ 374 10) 521042

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    May 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    8 — 15 July 2018
Categories & Fees

Feature-length fictions, shorts and documentaries.

  • Deadline — €20

documentary/no length limit

  • Deadline — €20
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