Karen Avetisyan

Graduated from The Department of Linguistics and Intercultural communications of Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University Karen Avetisyan is a film critic, cultural journalist, columnist and radio host. The author of radio programs on arts and culture at radio Sputnik, film critic, a member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Avetisyan is the Artistic Director of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival.

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Articles by Karen Avetisyan

Feministivals: Purity Through Parity

This year, more than 60 percent of submissions to the Golden Apricot Film Festival (GAIFF) feature women directors, while the global average of female directors is a dismal 7 percent. GAIFF has organically found itself in a situation many European film festivals and international organizations dream of being in, writes Karen Avetisyan.

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