Armenian annual film festival which take place in Yerevan. The goal of the film festival is today’s cinematography and its development in the region.

April 18, 2014 Zis Center of Culture organised the Sose Film festival with the headline “Content is Woman”. The festival included films the main topic of which was the woman.

The film festival carries the name of one of the most vivid individuals in Armenian history – Sose Mayrig. An Armenian woman who lived her life heroically as a mother, a woman, and a person dedicated to her nation.

Seeing the interest and the positive reactions of artists toward the festival, hearing the opinions and suggestions of professionals and the society, in 2015 Zis Center of Culture decided to extend the geography of the festival, and announce it as Sose International Film Festival. The organisation of international events and the sharing of experience, cultural dialogue and the opportunity to cooperate are essential for our region.

Starting 2017, Sose International Film Festival is extending and changing its format:

All the events planned in the frame of the film festival will take place in two month: the film festival will be finalized with an award ceremony.
The film festival is coming out of thematic limitations: all the films can take part in the main competition program.
Staying loyal to its traditions, the festival is going to continue speaking about women in the language of culture through “Content is woman” thematic competition program. It is also going to continue supporting students in the frame of “Student” competition program.



Feature, short and documentary films without thematic limitations.

Best Screenplay
Best Cameraman
Best Sound design
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director
Best Film

Best Film

Short feature films, the main topic of which is the woman.

The Best Interpretation (Sose Mayrig Award)

Only students can participate with their student works.

The Best Feature Student Work – certificate

Only films released after January 1, 2018 are accepted
Without subtitles, if the film’s original language is English
With English subtitles, if the film is in another language
Attach the film’s dialogue in English to the presented film’s application
Send trailer, poster, screenshots of the film and materials for the catalogue/director’s photo and biography, crew info /
The Directorate of the film festival encourages international film premieres in Sose International Film Festival’s competition and non-competition programs.

The preliminary selection of the films is done by the special committee composed of international cinematography professionals who are selected by the film festival’s directorate. The preliminary selection is done according to the festival’s regulations and professional standards.
After passing the preliminary selection, the film is subject to public screening in the area of the Republic of Armenia in the frame of Sose International Film Festival.
The directorate of Sose International Film Festival has the right to cancel the film application if the deadlines and participation terms mentioned in the regulations are violated.
All rights to the film belong to the film producer.

The films winning in the competition program nominations are determined by the international jury, the members of which are selected by the festival’s directorate. The film festival is obligated to also involve producers in the jury cast.

International jury for feature films
International jury for short films
International jury for students films

Films are accepted from March 7, 2019 to January 31, 2020.
Film screenings and award ceremony will be held throughout August 2020.

Overall Rating
  • Rudresh Ved

    I had a very bad experience with this festival. I went from Paris to Armenia for this festival because my short was selected. The organizer Simon told me to meet in a film school for the screening. When I went to the school, the school Principal told me that there is no screening & they are not associated for the festival. I spent around 1000EUR, which is not even the budget of my film, and there is no festival, no screening !!!! When I ask the fest organizer about this, he tells me it's normal, it happens. And when I tell him I will bad review this fest, he says your report means nothing for us!! I think it's a sham-scam fest, be really careful if you are planning to visit this festival.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Rudresh, your film was screened two weeks before your arrival in Armenia. Festival organizers tried to screen your film again, but unfortunately, the program of the festival was approved and we didn't have a chance to screen your film again. We told you about this situation and you understood it.
    In Armenia you participate in some other screenings of the festival, so you can't tell that there are no festival and screenings. Please don't be malicious and don't slander the festival.

  • mohammad Hormozi

    Thanks for the festival
    Please post in English on Facebook

    December 2018
  • alberto rondalli

    Important festival, friendly and quality! Thank you.

    December 2018
  • Thanks Sose for the awards and all the acceptance of our film Lines. We are sure that we will meet in near future

    November 2018
  • Nadine Asmar

    A very well organized festival with an interesting selection of films and a very good follow-up!

    April 2018