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DAB broadens its borders of success

29 July 2013

The “Directors Across Borders” (DAB) project, which was launched with EU assistance, presented the results achieved to date and upcoming project activities during a press conference held on 28 June 2013.
Launched in 2011 the DAB project has been designed to bring together film professionals from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and unite them in one hub. DAB is funded by the EU through its EaP Cultural Programme and is being implemented by the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners (INTERNEWS Ukraine, Cinema Art Centre Prometheus Georgia, and INTERNEWS Armenia).
According to the organisers the project had gained international recognition through participation in various world-renowned festivals, such as the Berlinale Co-Production Marketand Cine Mart, among others.
So far, more than 110 emerging filmmakers, including directors and producers, have been trained in DAB workshops in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Istanbul.
The project has several core activities: the “Cinema Across Borders” online network (www.dabhub.com), film workshops, the DAB Co-production Forum, the Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP), Cinema Journalism Across Borders, Films Across Borders film screening programme and harmonizing legislation of regional co-production.

Nine film projects were exhibited during the 6th DAB Co-production Forum held on 9-11 June 2012 in Yerevan. The winning project was Hands Up by Keti Machavariani and Sopo Bazgadze from Georgia, who received the main prize of € 5000. Two Ukrainian projects Rhino by Oleg Sentsov and Olga Zhurzhenko, and The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Igor Savchenko also received prizes.
Many DAB participants and their projects have enjoyed success on the international and national level. For example, former DAB participant and trainee Maria Saakyan’s I am going to change my name won “Best Film 2013”at the Armenian “Hayak” film awards. It was also selected for the “Armenian Panorama” competition at the 2013 Golden Apricot Film Festival.

DAB broadens its borders of success

The “Directors Across Borders” (DAB) project, which was launched with EU assistance, presented the results achieved to date and upcoming project activities during a press conference held on 28 June 2013. Launched in 2011 the DAB project has been designed to bring together film professionals from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and unite them in one hub. DAB is funded by the EU through its EaP Cultural Programme and is being implemented by the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners (INTERNEWS Ukraine, Cinema Art Centre Prometheus Georgia, and INTERNEWS Armenia). According to the organisers the project had gained international recognition through participation in various world-renowned festivals, such as the Berlinale Co-Production Marketand Cine Mart, among others. So far, more than 110 emerging filmmakers, including directors and producers, have been trained in DAB workshops in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Istanbul. The project has several core activities: the “Cinema Across Borders” online network (www.dabhub.com), film workshops, the DAB Co-production Forum, the Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP), Cinema Journalism Across Borders, Films Across Borders film screening programme and harmonizing legislation of regional co-production. Nine film projects were exhibited during the 6th DAB Co-production Forum held on 9-11 June 2012 in Yerevan. The winning project was Hands Up by Keti Machavariani and Sopo Bazgadze from Georgia, who received the main prize of € 5000. Two Ukrainian projects Rhino by Oleg Sentsov and Olga Zhurzhenko, and The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Igor Savchenko also received prizes. Many DAB participants and their projects have enjoyed success on the international and national level. For example, former DAB participant and trainee Maria Saakyan’s I am going to change my name won “Best Film 2013”at the Armenian “Hayak” film awards. It was also selected for the “Armenian Panorama” competition at the 2013 Golden Apricot Film Festival.