Call for Applications 2018

The 4th Apricot Tree Ujan International Film Festival is announcing a call for applications! Applicants with documentary films of ethnographic and anthropological nature are...

Festival 2018

APRICOT TREE UJAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL or simply Ujan IFF takes place annually in the beginning of Autumn in Armenia's capital city of Yerevan...

2017 Winners

Planeta Petrila

Special Jury Prize (Andrei Dăscălescu, Romania, 2016, 80’) As a very well-constructed documentary project, Planeta Petrila follows the pangs of post-industrial reconversion letting us see with our own eyes the unfolding, on a very local scale, of global dynamics that concerns us all.


Grand Prize - (Shahram Badakhshan Mehr, Iran, 2017, 62’) Sensitive, considerate and unobtrusive, Slowly follows the daily life in the home of an aging couple: but in the midst of sadness and regrets, a bold statement of hope is made apparent, with the announcement of the continuation of life.

Once in Summer

Special Jury Prize - (Sirakan Abroyan, Armenia/ France/ Georgia, 2010) Once in Summer is very well wrote ethnographic documentary which takes us directly to the enchanted magic of mountain pasturelands and in the heart of customs which were once common throughout the old world.

Siberian Ark

Grand Prize -(Pavel Skorobogatov, Russia, 2017) Siberian Ark is a Russian tale in the tradition of Leskov and Tolstoy, except it is true, and can be taken with the explicit reference to Noah's ark, as a simple living parable of the human mission.

Special Prize

On the Kids’ Skin

FILMADARAN Film Culture Development Organization Special Prize (Adriano Zecca, Italy, 2017)


UJAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Special Prize (Atsushi Koike, Japan/ Norway, 2010)

2016 Winners

2015 Winners

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