FILM DIRECTOR HAROUTIUN KHACHATRIAN BECOMES FULL MEMBER OF EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
Mar 30 2006

YEREVAN, MARCH 30, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. Film Director
Haroutiun Khachatrian, the Director of the "Golden Apricot" (Voske
Tsiran) International Film Festival became a full member of the
European Film Academy of Berlin, with the right to vote. Susanna
Haroutiunian, the Artistic Director of the festival informed the
Noyan Tapan correspondent. Haroutiun Khachatrian got the invitation
to become a member of that honorary institution late on March 29. In
the letter sent by Yves Marmion, the Board Chairman of the academy,
it's particularly said: "Our goal is to increase in a stable way
the public congnition of the European cinematography and European
cinematographists. Our doors are open for professionals of the European
cinematography, and we want, joining the acting talented people in
Europe, to put in their attempt in the affair of development of the
cinematography. Voting members of the academy are cinematographists
whose work is recognized in all over Europe. It will be a honour for us
to see You among our members. I'm sure that Your presence will support
prosperity of the European Film Academy as well as will strengthen
the artistic value of the European cinematography." The European Film
Academy was founded in 1989 by its first President Ingmar Bergman
and 40 cinematographers to serve interests of the European film
industry. Members of the Film Academy vote for the European Film Award.