Tigran Khzmalian’s “Black & White” Awarded Grand Prix Award

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Seven Armenian cinematographers attended the "Kinoshok" festival which was held in Anapa–Russia–on September 5-15. Tigran Khzmalian’s "Black and White" and Vahe Gevorgiants’ "Buy Poison" short films were demonstrated at the festival. Henrik Malian’s "Triangle," Vihen Chaldranian’s "Lord–Have Mercy Upon Us," Haroutiun Khachatrian’s "The Promised Land," Arman Manarian’s "Comrade Pandzhuni," Dmitriy Svachian’s "Damned" and Rouben Gevorgian’s "Parajanov’s Last Collage" were demonstrated as a retrospective show of Armenian cinematography.

Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers Sergey Israyelian reported that Tigran Khzmalian’s "Black & White" short film was awarded the Grand Prix–and Vigen Chaldranian’s "Lord–Have Mercy Upon Us" will be demonstrated at a festival which is to be held in Alma Ata on October 4.

The chairman of the Union of Cinematographers said that the "Armenfilm" studio is facing "a grim future," as the government made a decision that it would be transformed into a private corporation. The renowned actor Sos Sargssian pointed out that it is a crime to scatter the "Armenfilm" studio and deprive the Armenian people of its centuries-old culture. "These are futile attempts; we should believe in the future of the Armenian cinematography," Sos Sargssian stressed.

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