The grantee, Legal Gender Cultural Foundation LIZA, is the organizer of the KIN 13th International Women’s Film Festival that will take place in Yerevan on November 4-8, 2016. The Festival is supported by a number of local and international donors and sponsors. The project will make it possible to ensure the participation in the Festival of women filmmakers from Turkey who will also screen their films within the program of the Festival.
In addition, the grantee and the filmmakers from Turkey will lead a round-table discussion for local and international guests of the Festival on the topic of the role of women in the cinematography in Armenia and Turkey. The grantee will also publish 300 copies of the Festival catalogue, 100 copies of the Festival poster and 600 copies of the Festival invitation cards.
The project is a follow-up to a dialogue and exchange between Armenia- and Turkey-based women filmmakers that occurred in the framework of KIN International Women’s Film Festival in 2014 with support of the EU funded programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.