Fresco International Festival

fresco // “FRESCO” Annual Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual and Moral Films

4th edition

Aug 19 - Aug 29, 2020
Estimated
Yerevan, Armenia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Art, Biography, Classics, Culture, Environmental, Family, Health, History, Human rights, Independent, Medical, Nature, News, , Religious, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports

Mission / description FRESCO: a New Formula of a Film Festival
Fresco is an international initiative that represents a thoroughly new format, distinct from the notions typical to the society. A festival that aims at the presentation of international spiritual works and cultural pieces combined with the organization of free and healthy social discussions concerning the issues raised by them.

Many festivals demonstrate films on global problems in the frameworks of their program. As a rule, after such films the audience needs to discuss and adopt what they have seen, however, the film remains the only source for an answer to the questions arisen. “FRESCO” film reviews come to fill in this gap.
FRESCO: an Informal Approach
"FRESCO" offers an informal approach to the participants of the film festival along all the stages of the festival starting from the film review up to the places the events are held, from the seat up to the prize.

The wonderful films, photo exhibitions, and shows brought to Armenia will go out from cinemas and literally “enter the streets”.

Round-the-clock open air demonstrations and film reviews “with no ticket” will literally become part of the Armenians’ everyday life 10 days on.
FRESCO Film-Program: Let’s Speak the Language of Humanism
The festival will contain both competitive and non-competitive programs. Fiction and documentary, full-length and short-length films and video materials of different formats, in which wars, violence, national, religious and any other types of discrimination, ecological disasters of human origin are denounced, and where peace, tolerance, humanism and global values are advocated.:

Cinema figures of world-wide fame and other guests corresponding to the subjects of the films shown, that is - church clerks, the intellectuals, musicians, psychologists, etc., will be invited to Armenia from different countries to participate in the festival.
FRESCO is Open to Anyone
The festival also gives a special importance to the employment of special social groups and especially individuals with limited abilities. Due to the cooperation with the institutes specialized in the field individuals with a disablement will not only participate in all the measures of the festival, but also be actively involved in all the organizational works of "FRESCO".

The goals of the festival are:

- To promote the establishment of love, solidarity, and human values in the society with the help of spiritual and cultural dialogue,

- To spread international and religious tolerance,

- To create and promote the development of spiritual and moral films and to rise their social awareness as a social-cultural factor,

- To promote the communication among cultural representatives of different countries and the creation of mutually beneficial field for their collaboration.
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Festival website http://fresco.am/en/

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