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I am…Under the high patronage of the RA President and at the initiative President of the RA National Assembly, RA Ministry of Culture, «Union of Cinematographers of Armenia» NGO October 1-5 will hold the 8thInternational Youth Film Festival «I am» at the Writers’ House in Tsaghkadzor.

International Youth Film Festival «I am» was founded in 2004, and since 2007 it is held with the support of the RA Ministry of Culture. 
            The festival aims to promote young artists to find their place in the modern cinema art, as well as to promote the formation of new cinema generation. 
            The International Film Festival «I am» has gained wide recognition and prestige. Young filmmakers from various countries, including the USA, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and so on regularly participate in this festival. About 60 films will be shown in the framework of the festival. The screenings will be held at the Writers’ House in Tsaghkadzor.
            Discussions on contemporary film will be organized for the young filmmakers, too. 
The festival is held in the following nominations: Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Student film. The individual participant or creative team will receive a certificate and award. 
            The festival jury is composed of eminent representatives of the film industry - Samvel Babasyan (operator), Narine Jrbashyan (cinema critic), Ruben Abovyan (director), Aram Gyurjyan (actor). The jury is headed by director Ruben Kochar. 
            As for the organizational activities, students of Yerevan State Institute of Theater also show support. The special issue of the journal «+Cinema» will be published during the festival.