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is the only program entirely dedicated to documentary film in Armenia. It is a
scriptwriting support program and a space of freedom of expression and creation
that has allowed a great number of contemporary Armenian documentary films to
be produced and distributed abroad.
to contribute to the structuring of an economy of culture in Armenia, and more
specifically to an audiovisual economy.
Launched in 2011, this program posits national, regional, and international exchanges as a solution to enable films to be produced in the absence of sufficient local funding and sometimes censorship. It particularly values projects that develop insider viewpoints that are concerned with and close to their subjects.
This year's workshop call is open.
In order to meet the need to write a film in order to find the necessary funding for its production, Eurasiadoc organizes every year a script writing workshop supervised by a French trainer for 6 young Armenian authors (young by practice). During about ten days, the participants will be immersed in a collective analysis of their projects, individual meetings and film screenings. They will have to (re)find the subject of their projects, clarify their intentions and points of view in order to be in the best possible position to pitch their films.
At the end of this workshop, the projects considered among the most advanced are selected to participate in the International Co-production Meetings organized by the organisations IFCA (Independent filmmakers community of Armenia) and Docmonde (France) in Yerevan. During 3 days, participants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine will pitch their projects in front of a panel of foreign producers and broadcasters in order to launch their films in international co-production.
So far, Eurasiadoc has enabled 37 films to be produced while 27 others are still in production.
The scriptwriting workshop for which your contribution is requested will allow 6 Armenian filmmakers to :
- strengthen the skills of Armenian documentary filmmakers
- develop film projects with potential for co-production and international circulation
- strengthen the international networks of Armenian documentary professionals (neighboring countries and Western Europe)
- produce films respecting the international standards of the sector
- allow the emergence of qualified professionals, authors-directors and producers, in the audio-visual sector in Armenia
- finally, it is about giving the opportunity to the Armenian authors to show their films and to give an image of Armenia as it is seen by the Armenians
Supported this year by the Armenian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports as well as the French Embassy in Armenia, the Eurasiadoc 2021 scriptwriting workshop has obtained funding to be organized completely online. This essential support for the only workshop of its kind in Armenia is not enough to put the project holders in the best possible conditions. Indeed, the success of our previous editions allowed us to measure how much the workshops organized on site are irreplaceable.
The health situation led us to imagine a hybrid workshop in 2 sessions: the first one will take place online, it will be followed by a period of 10 days of location scouting at the end of which the French trainer will go to Yerevan for the second part of the workshop. His presence there will allow him to view the images from the location scouting with all the trainees in order to rewrite and rethink the films or, on the other hand, confirm and deepen the initial intuitions.
Eurasiadoc is also designed to support the entire Armenian documentary industry. Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity of this crowdfunding campaign to launch a website that will be the memory of the program's past and present projects. This website is intended to be a space to connect professionals, but also a resource for the public wishing to discover films on contemporary Armenian society.
As a thank you for your support we will send a selection of films from previous editions of Eurasiadoc with bonuses.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Director: Sona Simonyan)
- Film about today’s Gyumri. TRAILER
NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF (Director: Silva Khnkanosyan)
- Film about de-mining women in Artsakh. TRAILER
VILLAGE OF WOMEN (Director: Tamara Stepanyan)
- Film about a common year in one of Armenian villages TRAILER
So here our commitment and goals:
- when we gather 1000 euros a special Website will be created to have all the information about past and present project, all workshops and more about the Armenian documentary
- when we get 2000 euros a special zoom meeting will be conducted with several directors who can tell about their success stories within the Eurasiadoc program
- when we get to 3000 euros – cool, our goal will be met, the workshop will be half online and half offline
- if we get to 3500 or more - a special reunion party with all the Alumni will happen in Yerevan and much more will be done to keep the program running!
You will receive our love, thanks from the heart and updates about the program if you wish.
A film GREAT EXPECTATIONS directed by Sona Simonyan will become available for you to watch online till September 10, 2021.
a DVD- Young Armenian Cinema, vol II - - film of director Silva Khnkanosyan - NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF - /synopsis/ January 2018. In the mountains of Nagorno-Karabakh, 5 women are demining meter by meter the "Lachin Corridor", a former combat zone where thousands of mines have been planted. This film deals with the great thoroughness of their labor, the tension that results and the humanity at work to ward off fear.
a DVD- Young Armenian Cinema, vol I - - 4 films of director Tamara Stepanyan - FEBRUARY 19- , - THOSE FROM THE SHORE - , - EMBERS - , - WILLAGE OF WOMEN - /information/ In four films, Tamara works on her connection to the traces, roots, past and history of her native Armenia. It is made up of four films - three documentaries and a fictional medium-length film.
both DVDs - Young Armenian Cinema, vol I and vol II: films of Tamara Stepanyan and film of Silva Khnkanosyan.
Both DVDs mentioned above and A special Armenian sweets: chocolat with dried fruit, will be sent to your home!!
Our partners will create a website for an filmmaker and/or a project from Armenia choosed by donors.
- Shushanik Melik-adamyan
- unfailing translator of the program and much more
- Ani Muradyan
- Eurasiadoc Armenia organizer from 2011 till 2017
And final 13th update of the campaign and our gratitude: Three graces of this campaign (Sona, Silva and Tamara)Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 08:20 pm
Thanks to all who have contributed so we get to our goal, unfortunately we didn't succeed.Nevertheless, there are many good people who helped us and supported, and that means huge thing for us. Our special thanks goes first to three graces of our campaign to our girls whose films were. . . . .
Campaign update 12: Hovhannes Ishkhanyan - Alumni 2018/2020Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 08:35 pm
Hovhannes is a very creative and talented person: writer, journalist, film maker, activist and so much more.He has always been for justice, always liked taboo stories and/or situations. Because of one of his books he was highly persecuted and almost arrested. He knows what it means to give voice to. . . . .
Campaign update 11: Anzhela Frangyan - Alumni 2017/2019 and a little about Inna Mkhitayan - Alumni 2018Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 11:45 am
Anzhela is a very interesting case :) let's say and start with it.She came to participate in Eurasiadoc workshop in 2017, with a project about Displaced people. During the workshop she understood that her project is not the one she can make with the help of this network and much. . . . .
Campaign update 10: Helena Melkonyan - Alumni 2018Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 01:29 pm
Helena is a super kind person, cool activist and talented filmmaker.She was selected to participate in Eurasiado workshop in 2018 with her project BRO, which is completed by 2020. And again due to pandemic could not have it's festival run in a smooth way. about the film: Sasun has worked. . . . .
Campaign update 9: Lilit Mkhitaryan - Alumni 2020Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 09:51 am
Lilit is a very determined person, hard working and very talented. She is a reporter, founder of Armenian Free Voice news and already directed several short documentaries.Lilit was selected for online workshop of 2020 with a project FISHERMAN. The project was well developed during the workshop, and was selected to. . . . .
Campaign update 8: Nairi Hakhverdi - Alumni 2017Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 11:56 am
Nairi is a very talented script writer, translator, activist, editor and film maker, who because of Eurasiadoc got an excellent experience of directing a documentary film.She applied for the workshop with a project SWEEPING YEREVAN thinking that she is going to work on a film script that later someone else. . . . .
Campaign update 7: Hakob Melkonyan - Alumni 2018Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 07:06 pm
Today we want to tell you about Hakob, a very enthusiastic young Armenian director, who at the moment is based in France. He is planing a huge structures and ways to develop Armenian Film industry in general!!He became a participant in 2018 with a project Chinari village, which after the. . . . .
Campaing update 6: Armen Papyan - Alumni 2020Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 09:42 am
Our next Alumni is Armen Papyan, he has well mixed two of his good interests: music and film making. He is a very talented musician, frontman and guitarist of Lousnelius band, also sound director, editor, camera and drone operator, and at least but not the last a very creative director.Armen. . . . .
Campaign update 5: Mery Aghakhanyan - Alumni 2017Update posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 12:16 pm
Today we want to tell you about Mery Aghakhanyan a very unique and talented film director from Armenia. Photo from Millenium FIlm Festival, where the project got a prize. You can see more about her and her projects from her facebook page. She also has lots of other projects both. . . . .
Campaign update 4: Co-production meetingsUpdate posted by Arevik Avanesyan at 11:50 am
During these 10 years there has already been 9 Eurasiadoc co-production forums. This year’s forum is under question, we have applied to several grants, and only one answer is remaining now, if that is also negative, we will probably not have a Eruasiadoc forum this year. That is why we. . . . .
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