The Cinema Journalism Across Borders (CJAB) training started on 4 July, 2013 at Tekeyan Centre within the framework of the Jubilee 10th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival. 

 

11 applicants were selected by a committee consisting of Armenian and international film journalists and critics. The  selected CJAB training participants were: Mari Mskhaladze (Georgia), Anastasia Costisanu and VeronikaVladei (Moldova), Evrim Kaya (Turkey), Nune Hakhverdyan, Seda Papoyan, Anna Paronyan, Armen Shakhkyan, Diana Martirosyan, Lilit Mnatsakanyan and Lilit Petrosyan (Armenia).

 

The training was composed of two parts: theoretical and practical. The lecturers of the training were Dutch film critics Peter Van Bueren and Ronald Rovers.

 

The theoretical part of the workshop lasted until 7 July, 2013.On the first day of training the DAB Project Manager and the GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival Artistic Director Susanna Harutyunyan made a welcome speach refering the intentions and history of the workshop. Peter Van Bueren continued with an introduction to journalism. Dutch film critic also spoke about the basicsof journalism. Following, the film "My Dog Killer", part of the feature-film competition of the GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival, was screened. The participants then had three hours to write a review to be discussed the following day.

 

During thefollowing training days participants watched "A World Not Ours" film, part of the GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival Documentary Competition and the film "The Photograph"  presented in the Non-competition Program of the Festival.

 

During the last two training days they focused on discussing the reviews that participants wrote the previous day.

 

The theoretical part of the training ended on 7 July and the participants began working on the GOLDEN APRICOT daily publications.

 

The participants were introduced to the practical side of cinema journalism and film criticism. The participants will stayfor the whole duration of the GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival (7-14 July, 2013) and work on the Festival Daily and the Festival website, covering the events (the DAB Regional Co-production Forum and the Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform - as key regional film industry events held during the Festival).

 

You can find the on-line versions of the Festival Dailies HERE.

 

Peter van Bueren has been writing about cinema since 1964. In 2008 he established the Golden Apricot Daily. Ronald Rovers is a film critic for many journals and magazines. He is a member of FIPRESCI and has served on the jury of Cannes and Venice International Film Festival.

 

Ronald Rovers is a film critic whose works have been published in many journals and magazines. He is a member of FIPRESCI and has served on the jury of Cannes and Venice International Film Festivals.

 

The CJAB is part of the DAB project supported by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme and implemented by the GOLDEN APRICOT Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners: Cinema Art Centre Prometheus (Georgia), INTERNEWS (Ukraine) and INTERNEWS (Armenia).

 

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