Every year the volunteers of Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films are making souvenirs before the start of the festival.
Starlight night, forested mountains, golden Moon… Different films from around the world were shown on the wall of Haghartsin Monastery, films which represent spiritual values: humanism, faith, hope, love, peace and patriotism. No need to tell or discuss anything...
The program of Fourth Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films will start on August 25 turning Armenia into cultural folk festival for 14 days.
Fresco will be held both in the heart of Yerevan and in historical places of regions. Different concerts, outdoor film screenings, master classes will be in Swan lake, in different parks of Yerevan and in cultural halls. ''Without ticket'' format events will become an inseparable part of the last 10 days of Armenian summer.
There is a surprise for nature lovers too. Tent movie camps of festival will be held in one of the beautiful places of Armenia. It will be in Haghpat, Sanahin, Haghartsin, Aghtala and Kobayr. These places are included in World's heritage of Lori. In these mysterious places cultural camp participants, tourists and inhabitants will have the opportunity to watch films of international cinematography, which deny ecological disasters, violence and preach humanism, peace, patriotism and try to recover family and spiritual values. There are 42 new movies from 25 countries in the movie list of Fresco 2017.
Haghpat's famous chief A. Kefilyan will introduce the participants and guests traditional culture of Armenian cuisine and will make an ''Agape''-the dinner of love.
Interesting meetings are expected for lovers of photography too. There will be organized master classes of photography in Yerevan and in regional camps. Israeli photographer Dmitry Brickman, who is already loved by Armenians, and Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto will introduce culture and traditions of their countries and will share their professional skills.
This year festival has a special program called ''Retrospective'', where the films of Ara Vahuni will be shown, who is one of the famous faces of Armenian intellectuals.
Documentary film professionals Audry Emerson(USA) and Pascal Gelinas (Canada) will give master classes for Armenian art's representatives and film-lovers.
It should be also mentioned, that as a tradition this year too, thousands of souvenirs of festival will be made by dedicated volunteers of festival, of course with the help of Kharberd specialized orphanage students.
On August 23 and 24 Fresco's the best films from previous years will be shown in Swan Lake.
Here they are!!!
The films included in the Competitive Program of Fresco International Festival are known, they are 28.
There is also a Non-Competitive Program with 9 films.
The ECHO of Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films in Haghartsin Monastery complex.
On 18-20 November photoexhibition of two photographers will be held in Haghartsin Monastery.
The press conference, organized on August 29, announced the closing of the Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films. The organizers summed up the cultural commotion of the last 10 days, and represented the winners’ names.
Open air screenings, concerts and exhibitions, more than a dozen international guests, it is already the 3rd time Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films has launched.
On January 31till February 3 took place first program of the “Echo” of Fresco International Festival for which we express our deep gratitude to Primate Diocese of the Armenian Church of New Nakhichevan and Russia- Archbishop Yezras Nersissian and to Spiritual mentor of the festival Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan.
Thus, choosing the Moscow as a cultural crossroad and a city which contains the largest Armenian diaspora, Echo of Fresco Festival was held for 4 days.
On July 5 at the church yard of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Closing and Award Ceremony of Second “FRESCO” Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual-Moral Films took place.
These year the awards were given in the following categories: Best message of "Faith", "Hope", "Love", "Peace". One more special prize was given in the nomination of Audience Sympathy.
The prizewinner films of “Fresco” Festival are the following:
Started on June 27 "Fresco" this year held traditional tented film-camp in the area of Harichavank Monastery, Shirak region.
For 3 days, from July 2 to July 4, groups from Yerevan and locals (near 160 people) became enrolled in outdoor film-screenings, concerts and discussions. Apart from the screenings of short and full-length international films during the festival, the participants of the film-camp