YPC Weekly Newsletter

2007


“AT CROSSROADS”: SOUTH CAUCASUS DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

On October 31 in Tbilisi a festival of documentaries “At Crossroads” was held.
In it students of journalism, film production and script writing of Armenia,
Azerbaijan and Georgia took part. The contestants submitted a total of 21 films
with duration of 7 minutes each. The event was a certain conclusion of the project
“Studio at Crossroads”, implemented by Internews Armenia public organization,
Internews Azerbaijan Association and Internews Georgia Foundation, supported
by Eurasia Foundation South Caucasus Cooperation Program.

The festival winners were the films: “Wave Started” (co-authored by Seda Grigorian
and Kenul Mamedova) – “Best Partnership” nomination; “The Informals” (co-authored
by Levan Jobava and Adelia Suleymanova) – “Best Direction” nomination; “Beware,
the Abductor is in Love” (co-authored by Ani Stepanian and Sofo Bekua) – “Best
Scenario” nomination; “Seven Minutes with Gypsies” (co-authored by Ani Cherkezishvili
and Orhan Agazadeh) – “Best Film of the Festival” nomination; “Poetry of Poz”
(co-authored by Beso Kapchelashvili and Karlen Aslanian) – “Special Glance”;
“Without” (co-authored by Murad Muradov and Dato Chitaya) – “Most
Emotional Film” nomination. A special prize of the jury was awarded to “King
Kong and Thumbelina” (co-authored by Elina Chilingarian and Nijat Halil-Ulfat).