The festival is aimed to spread and strengthen love, solidarity and human values through free and healthy social discussions. films of different formats will be screened during the festival, in which wars, violence, ecological disasters of human origin are denounced, and where peace, solidarity, humanism and global values are advocated and are aimed to restore family values.
Every year the festival unites filmmakers, musicians, psychologists, students and other artists from different countries.
Within the frameworks of the festival all participants live and share everything together, because they are united by such human values as love, peace, humanism and solidarity.
A large group of volunteers, as well as orphanage children, people with fewer opportunities have been involved in the organizational work of festival, each time proving to themselves and to the world that human capacities are not limited.

The awards will be given in the following categories:
Best message of "Faith"
Best message of "Hope"
Best message of "Love"
Best message of "Peace"
Best message of "Courage"
Best message of "Humanism"
Best message of "Patriotism"
Best message of "The Hero of Our Time"

All the participants will be given diplomas and souvenirs.
The selection committee can add an extra award category according to his discretion.

Name: "Fresco" International Spiritual-Moral Festival of Modern Art
Place and date: The festival will take place in Armenia, in 2020.

The main goals of the festival:
- Promote the re-establishment of love, solidarity and human values in public with the help of moral and cultural dialogue
- Spread international and interreligious tolerance
- Make and develop spiritual-moral films and increase the public demand towards them as an important social-cultural factor
- Activate the contact between cultural representatives and create successful cooperation field, interchange professional experience

To effectively organize and carry out the mission, a directorate was established, which staff consists of the director, producer, spiritual adviser and the Board of trustees.
For the initial choice of the films and photos, an election committee is approved.

The program
The festival program includes sections of films and photo exhibitions. Within the festival concerts, regional camps, concerts, master classes, meetings, round tables and other events will be organized.

The festival involves those types of films of the world (fiction, animation, short, debut and so on) which reject wars, ecological disasters, violence, discrimination and preach peace, tolerance, humanism, kindness, patriotism; cover the actual family problems, and are aimed at restoring family values, giving spiritual and moral education to the youth, and are about healthy lifestyle and positive world outlook
The section of films includes any kinds of films which were shot after January 2017.
Films available on the internet are not eligible

The presented films must not contain:
-Scenes and plots that offend religious feelings (of different religions)
-Scenes of cruelty and violence
-Scenes containing advertisement
-Plots promoting the use of drugs, cigarettes and alcohol
-Erotic scenes
The organizers of the festival guarantee that the films will not be transferred to anyone in pursuit of profit. The directorate of the festival reserves the right to use scenes and photos from the films for advertising purposes.
"Fresco" festival is a non-profit project and all the exhibitions will be free to attend.

Overall Rating
  • Chantal Kassarjian

    I absolutely love the Fresco International Film Festival! The breathtaking outdoor setting alone is reason enough to make filmmakers around the world want to participate. I am in awe at the way this festivals brings together music, dance, performance arts and film all on on one amazing stage. It was particularly special for me being a fourth generation Armenian to be able to share my story and screen my film in beautiful Armenia. Thank you to the whole team for this unforgettable experience!

    October 2020
  • Finish Films

    Continue on to your great job.
    Good luck.

    July 2018
  • Pascal Gélinas

    Attending “FRESCO” Annual Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films was a unique expérience I will never forget. At the start, the communication with Anne Karapetian, Shahen Nazarenko and the team was excellent. Then in Armenia, I discovered much more then a well organized festival based on strong human values. I discovered a beautiful country, with volunteers warmly welcoming foreign filmmakers, screening their films not only in Yerevan, but also in unique patrimonial spots of the country. I now have Armenia tatooed on my heart. Long live Fresco, long live Armenia.

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Pascal Gelinas,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. It was really a great honor for us to host you at Fresco Festival. We already miss you.

  • Agathe Seau

    When I contacted them after receiving the filmfreeway notification of selection they told me there was still another selection run to be part of the festival and my film was not selected

    September 2016