Films and Demo Reels by Doctor Cinema

Documentary Filmmaking Educational Project “MY COLOR”

Report Videos from Doctor Cinema’s Projects

Cognitive-Promotional Project “Eco-tourism in Armenia”

Open Call for the TC “MovieDoc”

Doctor Cinema is pleased to announce an open call for Armenian participants for the Training Course “MovieDoc”.

Extended Deadline for participants from Luxembourg: 17th of March, 2016

Documentary Film-making Training Course “MovieDoc”

on Promotion of Human Rights Education

26 April (arrival) – 4 May (Departure), 2017

Dilijan, Armenia

In the current world full of challenges for democracy like refugee crises, conflicts, security issues and hate speech, young people are particularly vulnerable to social exclusion, instability and aggression. Democracy is not possible without equality and having the same access to the rights, that is still the case for many young people with disability or belonging to some minority groups. In this TC studying together real-life cases and successful examples of inclusion of young people with Autism, activism, learning theoretical background of impact of video tools will become base for the knowledge vital for youth worker. On the other side participants learning in the inclusive group will develop personal competence of leaving and working in the mixed group, which will be equally beneficiary for both – people with and without special needs. From the life skills all participants and particularly participants with special needs will develop autonomy, discipline, traveling and ability to communicate as part of the learning process by using appropriate means.

Participants will learn how to develop idea (script), shoot, edit and disseminate video tools of human rights education, inclusion and tolerance.

Participant countries: Luxembourg, France, Greece, Portugal, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Russia

The project is financed by Erasmus+:Youth in Action programme, National agency of Luxembourg.

Working Language: English


Please read the Infopack before filling in the application form:

Training Course “MovieDoc” in Armenia (2017)

In March 2017 Doctor Cinema will host a Training Course “Movie Doc” organized by the Foreign Student of Luxembourg and financed by the Erasmus+ Luxembourgish NA. 38 participants from Armenia, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Georgia, Belarus, Russian Federation and Greece, including 7 young people with autism, will gather in Yerevan to learn video making skills and usage of them in youth work. Besides the project will give opportunity for the people with fewer opportunities to socialize and get new skills, but it also will be a good opportunity for NGO workers to experience work with people with autism and organize new projects in their local communities for the specific target group.

TC “Youthification” in Switzerland (2016)

Date: September 9 – 17, 2016

Place: Leysin, Switzerland

Role of Doctor Cinema: Partner organization

30 participants coming from 15 countries took part in a Training Course “YOUTHIFCIATION” organized by SUBKULT. The main aim of the project was to empower young people to engage actively in youth organisations and develop their understanding of non-formal education. During 7 working days participants had a chance to clarify their opinion on Youth Work (Definition, Purpose, Core Values, Areas, Effective models) and the role of the youth worker in different processes, got familiar with Curriculum Development Model, Kolb Learning Cycle, also received electronical copies of manuals for Youth Workers (HANDBOOK- for facilitators, “Have Your Say!”). Participants also experienced different activities that can be useful for them while organizing new projects at local and international levels.

“The research has confirmed what I often hear – quite simply,

most people get involved because they are asked to”.

Kirby Swales, director at Renaisi

Detailed description of the day-by-day activities can be found at the official website of international exchange & mobility project YOUTHIFCIATION!

The project is funded by the Swiss Confederation, in particular the CH Foundation that represents the National Agency of Switzerland and the Helvetia Patria Jeunesse – Stiftung.

Additional information about the project you can find at Media Room, Learning Tools corner.

Seg Kirakossian

Founding president, Documentary film director.


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Got a profession of documentary film director at Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography. Currently doing PhD at the same institute and making documentaries for the Public TV of Armenia. Directed films in Armenia, Turkey, Czech Republic. 3 years worked at Public Radio of Armenia as an Editor-journalist of the youth program “LyunSe”. From 2011 is a project manager at WIYU NGO, and from 2015 is the founding president of Doctor Cinema YNGO.

Home Is Where Your Heart Is (2008), Wandering in the Zahrad’s World (2011), Do You Need Me? (2014), We Just Wanted to Be Happy (2014), Free Trip Around the Sun (2016), Artist in a Science (2016).

Hripsime Atoyan

Founding member


Doctor Cinema NGO,
Yerevan, Armenia
Co-Founder/Project Coordinator, Ecological and Scientific Films/Projects Officer


Ecovillage NGO
Yerevan, Armenia
Project manager


2012- present
“Young Biologist Association” NGO
Yerevan, Armenia
Project development officer


Hohenheim University, Institute of Parasitology
Stuttgart, Germany


Foundation of restoration of Sevan trout stock and development for aquaculture
Yerevan, Armenia
Biologists, Ecologist


Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, B.Sc
2015- present
Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, MA

“My Color” Filmmaking 1 month Course (Open Call)

     “Doctor Cinema” Youth NGO, within the framework of ArtFest Republican Open Festival is organizing documentary filmmaking course with duration of a month lasting from May 12 to June 10, 2015.
Young people having own camera and desire of making a documentary movie but is lack of respective knowledge for that, is eligible to participate in the program.
     Regardless of their professions, the chosen participants will get a chance to learn and experiment topics like – watching and analyzing documentary films, discovering the theme for their own ones, shooting, editing and finally conveying the results to the audience. The course will consist of both theoretical and practical aspects of the work. During the practical part each of the participants will shoot his own documentary short film, the best ones being shown at the end of ArtFest festival, meantime only one of them will get be honored with a special prize of Jury. 
     The aim of the project is giving an opportunity to young people of different professions, to learn the secrets of the Documentary Film and tell about the problems they are disturbed with through their own films.
     The course will be held at Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography.
     The working language is Armenian.
     The Course will take place under the supervision of YSITC PhD researcher Seg Kirakossian.
     The selection may include the stages of applications and interviews. Applications should be submitted in Armenian.
     The ones who will overcome the whole term will be given graduation certificates.
     The participation is FREE OF CHARGE. The materials made within the course frame will be attached to Doctor Cinema’s video archive to be used later in other projects of the organization having the copyright of the author protected.
     Deadline: May 8, 19:30

Cognitive Project “Ecotourism in Armenia” (Open Call)

Dear journalists, filmmakers, tourism professionals, students from the very field and active hitch hikers with shooting equipment,

You are invited to participate in ”Ecotourism in Armenia” cognitive project, purpose of which is to create cognitive videos focused on rising awareness about the touristic potential of “Arpi” national park, “Sosi Park” state reservation, Gnishik protected landscape and mount Aragats. One of the objectives of the project is to equip young people with skills of shooting videos and give knowledge about the selected areas.

The participants will gather cultural and natural heritage materials about the selected areas beforehand and as a result there will be written screenwriting projects for 5 short videos. Then each participant will have opportunity to participate in a shooting and editing works of the selected areas. Participants may also present their personal video or film proposals from the selected areas.

”Ecotourism in Armenia” cognitive project is organized by ”Doctor Cinema” Youth NGO, within the grant arranged by Youth Foundation of Armenia as a partner organization selected by the president of Armenia, in cooperation with Young Biologists’ Association and World Independent Youth Union NGOs.

     The participation is FREE OF CHARGE.

Deadline: August 8, 2015, 23:30

For participation you need to fill the application form in Armenian.