Eave on Demand Workshop held for Armenian film producers
From April 12-15, 2018 the EAVE on Demand Producers Workshop was held in Yerevan. The workshop was aimed at the selected Armenian producers of feature films who during the intensive training had a chance to enhance their know-how on contemporary methods and techniques applied in Europe, UK and Israel in feature film production starting from the basic planning, selection of topics, and script writing to acquiring funds, and forming strong film producers' unions. A number of master classes were held for a broader audience interested in film production with the renowned EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs www.eave.org) experts who revealed the key elements to the successful script writing and film production strategies and applying for co-production, including international co-production. Roughly 100 persons participated in these public lectures.
Additionally, a panel discussion was held with Armenian film industry policy makers, including the RA Deputy Minister of Culture and a member of the National Assembly to discuss national strategies for the development of the film industry. Examples of countries that have undergone a similar development process were presented by EAVE experts with cases from Luxemburg, Israel, Croatia, and Italy.
The sessions had been facilitated by five EAVE film experts, namely Linda Beath, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Clare Downs and Katriel Schory.
The workshop was concluded by a networking event and diploma awarding ceremony to the core participants of the workshop at the famous Armenian film maker Sergey Parajanov's museum.
This workshop was initiated by the Independent Filmmakers' Club of Armenia (IFCA) and supported by EU-SMEDA as part of its commitment to develop the Creative and Cultural Industries of Armenia.
Sevan Startup Summit 2018
For the third time in a row Sevan Startup Summit will be held on the shores of Armenia's beautiful Lake Sevan, from 22 - 29 July, 2018. Among other partners and supporters, EU through its EU4Business Support to SME Deevelopment in Armenia (EU-SMEDA) project supports Startup Armenia Foundation with this highly interactive initiative.
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The winners of EU-supported Innovation Matching Grants competition (IMG) were selected at IMG Vanture Forum, held on June 29, 2018 at Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC).
Big news for Armenia’s high-tech & startup community! Grovf - a startup engaged in IoT and database hardware accelaration (grovf.com) has been awarded a grant from
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument - the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme.
The first-ever Fashion Forum was held in Yerevan, Armenia from June 2-4, 2018 bringing in fresh re-start and aspiration to the fashion world of Armenia. It united Armenian designers under one roof to exhibit their most sleek, elegant and glamourous sets to the fashion gurus, trend-setters, guests and general public. Truly, dozens of dazzling dresses, layered pieces and stylish outfits were showcased in Aram Khachaturian house-museum created by 50 talented Armenian designers from Armenia and diaspora coming from Germany, France, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine, US and Russia.