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.
Demo Day to present the 3rd batch of graduates of Armenia Startup Academy
The Demo Day of the third batch of graduates of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy will take place on January 19, 6:00 – 8:30 PM at the American University of Armenia. The Academy is a game-changing entrepreneurship and startup education programme, which, by the support of the European Union, shapes Armenia’s innovative future.
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The second Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018 Forum was successfully held in Gyumri, the 2nd largest city of Armenia from 7-8 December. It gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all the regions of RA engaged in high-tech, startup and innovation fields.
On December 5th, a press conference was held ahead of "Empowering Regions through High-tech" forum on Dec. 7-8, 2018 in Gyumri. The aim of the forum is to empower the youth of Armenia's regions by supporting regional startup ecosystem, encouraging innovation and IT development in regions through creation of cooperation & partnership with global companies and IT networks, universities and non-tech SMEs. It is expected that over 200 participants from all the regions of Armenia will attend the event.
The third Startup Boost Weekend (SBW, vol.3) supported by EU-SMEDA project, gathered more than 100 students from 6 Armenian universities on 1-2 December, 2018. During the 2 days of highly interactive and fun atmosphere students learned and practiced a number of essential entrepreneurial skills, generated startup ideas under the guidance of professional mentors and presneted them in teams to the judgement of jury. The best teams were awarded by prizes.