Unfortunately there has not been filmed any movie in Armenia yet, which could be included in the ‘Live action’ nomination, artistic director of Golden Apricot Festival Michael Stamboltsyan announced at a press conference on Friday, answering to the question why there was no Armenian film included in the ‘Live action’ nomination.
“Once we made such a mistake and included an Armenian movie in the nomination, which did not win a prize. As a result, the director of the film and his close circles started talking unpleasant things about us accusing us of not supporting Armenian cinematography,” Stamboltsyan said.
According to the director, if a movie is filmed in Armenia and can compete with the selected 12 movies for the nomination, it would be included in the nomination regardless of the outcome.
Stamboltsyan noted with regret that there is no such a movie yet.
To note, nevertheless, Armenian films will largely be represented during the festival.
Golden Apricot International Film Festival will take place in Yerevan on July 8-15.