Screamers Takes Top Honors at Golden Apricot

Screamers director Carla Garapedian accepts the award at the closing on the Golden Apricot Festival

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The fourth annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival concluded Saturday at Liberty Square with Carla Garapedian’s Screamers taking home the top “Golden Apricot” Award and the director receiving an “Encouragement Award” from the jury.
Vardan Hovhanissyan’s documentary “A Story of a People in War and Peace,” won awards in three categories, while The Parajanov Thaler Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Paolo and Vittorio Taviani of Italy for their adaptation of Antonia Arslan’s Skylark Farm.
The following are the decisions of the five juries of the film festival:


Ecumenical Jury:
Ecumenical Award: Vardan Hovhannisyan A Story of People in War and Peace (Armenia)
Encouragement Award: Carla Garapedian, Screamers (UK)


FIPRESCI Jury:
Vardan Hovhannisyan A Story of People in War and Peace (Armenia)


Armenian Panorama Jury:
Golden Apricot: Carla Garapedian Screamers (UK)
Silver Apricot: Karen Hovhannisyan Time Out (Russia)
Silver Apricot: Vardan Hovhannisyan A Story of People in War and Peace (Armenia)
Jury Diploma: Ashot Mkrtchyan Seven Indian Boys (Armenia)
Jury Diploma: Igor Apasyan Graffiti (Russia)


International Documentary Competition:
Golden Apricot: Vardan Hovhannisyan A Story of People in War and Peace (Armenia)
Silver Apricot: Christiaens Xavier The White She-Camel (Belgium)


International Feature Competition:
Golden Apricot: Ulrich Seidl Import/Export (Austria)
Silver Apricot: Emanuele Crialese Nuovomondo (Italy/France)
Special Diploma: Bruno Dumont Flanders (France)


Wishing-Tree Prize:
The lucky winner who’s film was chosen at random off the Apricot Wishing-Tree:
Gor Baghdasaryan Dinner Time (Armenia)


Parajanov’s Thaler Lifetime Achievement Award
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

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