ADAMI IN ARMENIA
The ADAMI Media Prize conducted an official visit to the capital of Armenia. Communications Specialist Natia Koberidze travelled to Yerevan to meet with journalists and filmmakers. Natia made presentations on the ADAMI prize at the Armenian Youth Cinema Festival One Shot, and in the artist's club LOFT. During the visit, Natia met with Shushanik Mirzakhanian, Head of the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Iveta Tonoian, Director of Kentron TV's Information and Political Department. Armenian colleagues showed their strong support for ADAMI's work and promised further cooperation to promote the ideas of the diversity-ideas of ADAMI. Armenian media outlets shared information about the 2018 media prize competition, and ADAMI looks forward to receiving a strong showing of submissions from Armenia this year.
ADAMI IN AZERBAIJAN
From May 18-20, members of the ADAMI Media Prize team conducted an official visit to the capital of Azerbaijan. ADAMI Director Stefan Tolz and project coordinator Nelly Mzhavanadze travelled to Baku to meet with representatives of both the President's administration as well as the parliament of Azerbaijan. The ADAMI representatives received a warm welcome from the heads of Azerbaijani television and by students and dean of the faculty of Baku University. Throughout the visit, Azerbaijani partners expressed enthusiastic support for ADAMI's work and promised further cooperation in promoting the ADAMI idea. Azerbaijani media outlets reiterated their intention to participate in the 2018 competition, and ADAMI looks forward to receiving a strong showing of submissions from Azerbaijan this year.
ADAMI NETWORKING IN TBILISI
ADAMI hosted a networking breakfast for participants of CinéDOC-Tbilisi on 8 May on the terrace of Restaurant Métis. Now in its sixth year, CinéDOC-Tbilisi launched on 3 May and is the Caucasus region's only international documentary film festival. The breakfast provided the ADAMI team with a unique opportunity to introduce the prize and establish relationships with young documentary filmmakers. ADAMI is an official partner of the CinéDOC-Tbilisi festival, and ADAMI Director Stefan Tolz is a jury member for the international competition. Representatives from the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia - all participated in this year's festival. ADAMI looks forward to continued cooperation with CinéDOC in its efforts to attract the attention of more film directors from participant countries.