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Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian Cinema Day to be celebrated in Armenia on April 16

Armenian Cinema Day to be celebrated in Armenia on April 16

ArmInfo.Annually on April 16 the Day of Armenian cinema will be celebrated in Armenia. The amendments to the law "On Holidays and Memorable Dates" were made at the May 10 sitting of the National Assembly of the Republic of  Armenia in first reading.  

Presenting the draft document, the lawmaker from the Prosperous Armenia faction Naira Zohrabyan noted that it is necessary to celebrate the Day of Armenian cinema in  Armenia, as the Armenian cinema has always stood out for its  remarkable films. According to Zohrabyan, there were many wonderful  and world- famous directors and actors in Armenia. She proposed to  celebrate the Day of Armenian cinema on April 16. Despite the fact  that the government issued a negative decision on this legislative  initiative, the parliamentary commission gave a positive opinion. I  hope that the members of the parliament at the plenary meeting will  also vote "for", said the MP, noting that on April 16, 1923, the  State Committee for Cinematography was established in Armenia, which  since 1966 was reorganized into Armenfilm film studio named after  Hamo Beknazaryan. During the period of its activity such masterpieces  of the Armenian cinematographer as "Namus", "Shor and Shorshor",  "Zare" and many others were created at the studio.  Zohrabyan also  noted that there are insufficient amount of state funds for large  investments in the development of cinema. "As we all know, we  ratified the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with  the European Union. Moreover, we ratified the cultural component of  this agreement, but have not yet ratified the media component of this  document. Representatives of all countries that ratify the media  component receive large grants aimed at development of the  field of  cinema. I believe that this would give a good impetus to the  development of cinematography in Armenia, "Zohrabyan stressed. 

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