RAU Hosted the 13th Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Youth Screenings
Russian-Armenian University hosted several film screenings and master-classes on filmmaking and acting within the 13th Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which took place in Armenia on November 7-11, 2017.
RAU Institute of Media, Advertising and Film Production has been collaborating with the festival organizers for years, inviting the participating actors and filmmakers to the university to pass on their experience and share filmmaking stories with RAU students. This time they invited Franziska Pohlmann (Germany), filmmaker, and Natja Brunckhorst (Germany), actress, producer, screenwriter and filmmaker.
The annual international film festival Rolan is sponsored by Armenian Foundation for Promotion of Cinema and TV for Children and Young People Rolan Bykov Foundation and is held in Yerevan, other Armenian cities and Artsakh since 2001. Among its objectives is helping children and youth to shape their individuality and to learn to be guided by moral values. Festival organizers aspire to establish connections between participants from different countries and foster joint international projects in filmmaking. Created for youth, the festival’s judging panel has solely children and teens as members.