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PARAJANOV - 100: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND CULTURE International conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Sergey Parajanov



  Everyday life, aesthetics, and even the death of a genius unfold in a sphere that is refined and unlike ordinary human experience. It has been thirty-four years since the Maestro passted away, yet the celebration of Paradjanov continues its triumphant procession throughout the world - not only does it not lose its strength, but it also undergoes metamorphosis, revealing itself in new forms. Currently, it is hardly possible to encounter a person who would not recognize Paradjanov as a great master of cinema, an artist, and simply a genius. His invaluable contribution to world cinema and culture is undeniable and profound. Paradjanov's creativity, his ability to create astonishing images and captivating plots, continue to mesmerize contemporary audiences, igniting in them a passionate desire to unravel and understand the world created by his boundless imagination.

        The attractive personality of Sergei Paradjanov, his exceptional cinematographic mastery, and enchanting works of art have become a source of inspiration and scholarly study for many researchers. This conference aims to create a platform for dedicated admirers of Paradjanov, his profound artistic talent, and cinematic achievements, providing them with an opportunity to delve into his artistic legacy and once again present their research on the Maestro's work.

▪ September 10-12, 2024

      The ″S. Parajanov Museum″ cordially invites you to participate in an international conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Sergey Parajanov. 

The working languages of the conference are Armenian, Russian or English. Abstracts (in Armenian, Russian or English, 250-350 words) should be submitted to [email protected] by May 20, 2024..

            Suggested but not the only topics are:

Socialist realism and Parajanov

Film heritage

Unfilmed movies (screenplays)

The influence of Parajanov's cinema art on world cinema

Parajanov as an artist

Paths to popularizing Parajanov's work

Symbols, characters, parallels


Cinema and identity


Abstract Submission: May 20, 2024

Acceptance Notification: June 20, 2024

Conference Program: July 20, 2024

      Please ensure that each abstract includes the author’s name, surname, affiliation, email, address, and phone number. A short CV will also be needed. 

      Organizing Committee:

Levon Abrahamian,  Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, NAS RA 

Garegin Zakoyan, Ph.D., Professor at the Russian-Armenian University

Davit Muradyan, Professor at the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema 

James Steffen, Ph.D., Emory University

Anna Yerzinkyan, Ph.D., Professor at the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema

Siranush Galstyan, Ph.D., associate professor at the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema

Hripsime Pikichian, Ph.D., associate professor at the Yerevan State University

Yuri Mechitov, Professor at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts 

Vigen Galstyan, Ph.D., National Gallery of Armenia 

Anahit Mikayelyan, S. Parajanov Museum

Marianna Manucharyan, S. Parajanov Museum 

Neda Dalalyan, S. Parajanov Museum