The National Cinema Center of Armenia is a primary state funding body which supports Armenian film industry at the key stages of film production, including script development, production, promotion and distribution with a particular attention paid to international co-productions. It aims at promotion of Armenian cinema locally and internationally and helps foster new artistic accomplishments of Armenian filmmakers worldwide. 

Twice a year in spring and autumn the National Cinema Center of Armenia conducts a competition of full-length and short film projects in the following categories: feature, animation and creative documentary.

To mention: foreign filmmakers who wish to apply to NCCA for financial support must have a co-producer from Armenia to apply for funding.





Evening Dawn (1960)

Hovhannes Zardaryan (1918-1992) was born in the family of craftsman in Kars (now in Turkey). During the massif exodus following the Armenian Genocide, Zardarians moved first to Armavir, Russia, then Krasnodar (Russia) and finally established in Tiflis (Georgia). 1933 - After attending painting classes at the Art School of Tiflis Hovhannes Zardaryan moves to Yerevan. He enters the Applied Arts School and graduates four years later from the studio of Sedrak Arakelian and Vahram Gaifejian. 1937 - Zardaryan continues his studies the Institute of Fine Arts and Architecture of the Russian Academy of Arts of Leningrad. By his return to Armenia in early 1941 Zardaryan is distinguished as one of the most promising young painters. He is one of several artists exempted from military service during the WW II and joins the Union of Artists of Armenia. He returns to Russia in 1944 with the series de still-lives and Armenian landscapes that were selected for the Exhibition of Armenian Art...