The winners of the 18th Golden Apricot Film Festival were announced at the closing ceremony today.
Pebbles (director Vinothraj P.S., India) won Golden Apricot in International Full-Length Competition. The Silver Apricot was awarded to Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi, Congo/ France/ Belgium). A New Old Play (dir. Qiu Jiongjiong, Hong Kong/ France) gained jury’s special mention.
FIPRESCI Award named after Peter van Bueren was awarded to Taming the Garden (dir. Salomé Jashi, Switzerland/ Germany/ Georgia).
Golden Apricot in Apricot Stone competition was awarded to The World (dir. Christine Haroutounian, USA/ Armenia). Silver Apricot in the same competition was awarded to Storgetnya (dir. Hovig Hagopian, France/ Armenia). Special Award after Gennadi Melkonyan was awarded to Handstand (dir. Ovsanna Shekoyan, Armenia).