The Cinema Journalism Across Borders (CJAB) training programme started on 5 July at Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan.
Directors Across Borders (DAB) Eastern Partnership Project in the frames of GOLDEN APRICOT International Film Festival organizes a Cinema Journalism Across Borders (CJAB) training programme for cinema journalists, film critics and students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The training is done with financial support of the European Union Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.
Cinema Journalism Across Borders is a part of the DAB project funded by the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme which is supported by the European Union and implemented by the GOLDEN APRICOT Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners - INTERFILM (Ukraine), Cinema Art Center Prometheus (Georgia) and INTERNEWS (Armenia).
The call for applications was announced on 21 May and the deadline for entries was 10 June, 2012. 19 submissions have been received from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The submissions were selected by a committee consisting of Armenian and international film journalists and critics.
The three days’ training will be held in Yerevan on 5-8 July. Successful trainees will stay further for the whole duration of the Golden Apricot Festival (8-15 July, 2012) and will have the opportunity to work over the Festival Daily covering the festival events including the DAB Regional Co-production Forum and Armenian-Turkey Cinema Platform – as a key regional film industry events held during the Festival.
Professional film critic Peter Van Bueren (the Netherlands) will provide the theory and practice of cinema journalism and film criticism. The editor of the Festival Daily – Ronald Rovers (the Netherlands) will deliver practical training on different aspects of work over the festival reviews and the daily.
The selected CJAB training participants are: Ani Harutyunyan, Lilit Petrosyan, Nane Sahakyan, Armen Shakhkyan, Artur Vardikyan (Armenia), Alyona Sojko, Maria Zharnikova (Belarus), Magda Gogolashvili (Georgia), Anastasia Costisanu (Moldova) and Oleg Shynkarenko (Ukraine).