Sose International Film Festival


Years running: 9 (since 2014)

Sose International Film Festival

The annual international film festival.


April 18, 2014 Zis Center of Culture organised the Sose Film festival with the headline “Content is woman”. The festival included films the main topic of which was the woman.

The film festival carries the name of one of the most vivid individuals in Armenian history – Sose Mayrig. An Armenian woman who lived her life heroically as a mother, a woman, and a person dedicated to her nation.

Seeing the interest and the positive reactions of artists toward the festival, hearing the opinions and suggestions of professionals and the society, in 2015 Zis Center of Culture decided to extend the geography of the festival, and announce it as Sose International Film Festival. The organisation of international events and the sharing of experience, cultural dialogue and the opportunity to cooperate are essential for our region.

Starting 2017, Sose International Film Festival is extending and changing its format:

All the events planned in the frame of the film festival will take place throughout the whole year: the film festival will be finalised with an award ceremony. 
The film festival is coming out of thematic limitations: all the films can take part in the main competition program. 
Staying loyal to its traditions, the festival is going to continue speaking about women in the language of culture through “Content is woman” thematic competition program. It is also going to continue supporting students in the frame of “Student” competition program.


Main competition program

Feature, short and documentary films without thematic limitations.

  • Feature films competition (Sose statuette) 
  • Best screenplay 
  • Best cameraman 
  • Best sound design 
  • Best actress 
  • Best actor 
  • Best director 
  • Best film

Short films competition (Sose statuette) 

  • Best film

“Content is the woman” short feature films competition 
Short feature films, the main topic of which is the woman.

  • Best interpretation (Sose Mayrig Award) 

“Student” competition program 
Only students can participate with their student works.

  • Best feature student work – certificate 


Terms & Conditions 

  • Only films released after January 1, 2017 are accepted 
  • Without subtitles, if the film’s original language is English 
  • With English subtitles, if the film is in another language 
  • Attach the film’s dialogue in English to the presented film’s application 
  • Send trailer, poster, screenshots of the film and materials for the catalogue/director’s photo and biography, crew info / 
  • The directorate of the film festival encourages international film premieres in Sose International Film Festival’s competition and non-competition programs. 


Preliminary Selection of the films 

  • The preliminary selection of the films is done by the special committee composed of international cinematography professionals who are selected by the film festival’s directorate. The preliminary selection is done according to the festival’s regulations and professional standards. 
  • After passing the preliminary selection, the film is subject to public screening in the area of the Republic of Armenia in the frame of Sose International Film Festival. 
  • The directorate of Sose International Film Festival has the right to cancel the film application if the deadlines and participation terms mentioned in the regulations are violated. 
  • All rights to the film belong to the film producer. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers


Rita Khalatyan - PRESIDENT

Simon Sahakyan  - GENERAL PRODUCE




Official Website


Phone: +374 93 003 513


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 07, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 15, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    July 15, 2019
  • September Deadline
    September 15, 2019
  • November Deadline
    November 15, 2019
  • December Deadline
    December 31, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    January 20, 2020
  • Notifications
    March 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    15 — 22 May 2021
Categories & Fees

In this program there are students who are studying in art universities and this program have no thematic limitations. Films can be documentary-feature, short films, feature-length films.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $3
  • Regular Deadline — $3
  • September Deadline — $3
  • November Deadline — $3
  • December Deadline — $3
  • Late Deadline — $5

No thematic restrictions. We welcome shorts produced after January 1, 2017.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $7
  • September Deadline — $10
  • November Deadline — $10
  • December Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15

The films, the theme of which is the woman can participate in this program. Films can be documentary-feature, short, feature-length films, short films.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $7
  • September Deadline — $10
  • November Deadline — $10
  • December Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • September Deadline — $20
  • November Deadline — $20
  • December Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30

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