Friday, June 01, 2012

CALL: Applications for cinema journalism across borders training open until 10 June (

The EU-funded Directors Across Borders (DAB) project, which is part of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, has announced a call for applications for the Cinema Journalism Across Borders (CJAB) training programme. The three-day training is to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, from 4-7 July 2012. The deadline for entries is 10 June.

The Dutch professional film critic Peter Van Bueren will provide the theory and practice of cinema journalism and film criticism.

The participants will stay on for the whole of the GOLDEN APRICOT IFF (8-15 July 2012) and have the opportunity to work over the Festival Daily, covering the festival events including the DAB Regional Co-production Forum and Armenia -Turkey Cinema Platform.

CJAB is implemented by the GOLDEN APRICOT Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners - MAIA (Italy), INTERFILM (Ukraine), Cinema Art Center Prometheus (Georgia) and INTERNEWS (Armenia).

The aim of the 36-month Directors Across Borders project is to foster the development of conditions and structures through which cinema can be a vector for sustainable economic, social and human development within and between Eastern Partnership countries.

The €12 million Eastern Partnership Culture Programme aims at assisting the Partner Countries in their cultural policy reform at government level, as well as capacity building and improving professionalism of cultural operators in the region. It seeks to strengthen regional cultural links and dialogue within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EU and ENP Eastern countries' cultural networks and actors. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)

Read more
Press release
Directors Across Borders Eastern Partnership Programme
Directors Across Borders - website
Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – website
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – fiche and news

Should you have any questions, please, contact CJAB Coordinator: 
Artsvi Bakhchinyan: