Armenian Film Festival Australia

Armenian Film Festival Australia showcases Armenian history, culture and stories told through film, and is an initiative of Hamazkaine Armenian Educational and Cultural Society (Shant Chapter)

Sydney (Aug 21-30, 2020), Melbourne (Sep 11-13, 2020)

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⭐️ LOST IN ARMENIA ⭐️ - streaming NOW on SBS On Demand EXCITING news to lift your spirits!!! Our #ISO Edition of the AFFA continues with one of our favourites from our 2018 festival!! LOST IN ARMENIA is streaming NOW on SBS On Demand! It follows the story of a French comedian, who finds himself stuck in an Armenian village after performing a show on the other side of the border. Lost without a visa, phone or speaking the language, he quickly understands he is mistaken for someone else and is adopted as a saviour by the local people. French, Armenian with English subtitles | 90min | 2016 | France | Serge Avedikian | Comedy/Drama 🎬 Watch LOST IN ARMENIA here: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1739413059574/lost-in-armenia Over the past months of COVID-19 isolation, we have been bringing the best of the Armenian Film Festival to your loungeroom in our #ISO Edition of the AFFA. ICYMI: 🎬 YEVA is a must-watch drama. Watch it here: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1707590723725/yeva 🎬 ROOTS (Արմատներ) is a modern romance. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od7kMI1CRys 🎬 KYANK u KRIV (Կյանք ու կռիվ) an epic war-time romantic drama. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP6RTSdvA-E&t=871s More films will be announced soon! #IsoLife #ArmenianFilms #QuarantineandChill #Armenia #filmfestival
After the darkness of centuries of foreign oppression, Armenia rose to Independence in 1918. On the 28th of May, we celebrate the independence of the First Republic of Armenia.
MUST-WATCH | "An epic film!" Our ALL-TIME favourite, Kyank u Kriv (Կյանք ու կռիվ) is available for you to watch NOW. Drama, tragedy and romance are intertwined against the backdrop of the Artsakh war. More potent as this week we commemorate the 28th Anniversary of the liberation of Shushi, which marks one of the most significant victories in the history of the Armenian nation. Kyank u Kriv (Կյանք ու կռիվ) screened at our 2017 Armenian Film Festival leaving audiences in awe. Armenian with English subtitles | 150min | Armenia | Drama | Mher Mkrtchyan We continue our life in #Iso, bringing you our favourite films from past festivals to your lounge room. So sit back and enjoy! And immerse yourself in this epic Armenian story. #IsoLife #quarantineandchill #armenianfilm #armenia Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP6RTSdvA-E&t=871s
To celebrate the amazing feat of motherhood this Mother’s Day, we want to spotlight one of our audience favourites, “Yeva” by female filmmaker Anahid Abad from our 2018 film festival. The film follows the protagonist Yeva, who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter Nareh after her husband's tragic death, and takes refuge in one of the villages of Artsakh. In this powerful film, she is more than just a devoted mother- she is a doctor who puts the needs of others before herself and a survivor of domestic violence. You can watch Yeva here as part of our ISO film festival, now streaming on SBS On Demand 👉🏼 https://bit.ly/35OkS4E
❗️UPDATED POST❗️ ** Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, the AFFA Festival Dates are in review. The Submission deadline has been extended until further notice. SUBMISSIONS OPEN: We are accepting submissions for the 2020 Armenian Film Festival Australia. Submit your film (or tell us about a film you’d like us to consider). SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 7th April 2020. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations and children's films welcome. Films must have an Armenian element (subject, filmmaker, talent). Films by local filmmakers encouraged. Enter your submissions at our website www.armenianfilmfestival.com.au The AFFA is now in its 5th edition, showcasing the best of Armenian films from around the world. We look forward to making this the best one yet! Festival dates: Sydney: 21-30 August 2020 Melbourne: 11-13 September 2020
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Last year we screened Aznavour: Autobiographie, a momentous documentary honouring the life of legendary Charles Aznavour. Director Marc di Domenico has since edited and re-titled the documentary, unveiling it as "Aznavour by Charles". This year, the Alliance French Film Festival is showing over 20 screenings of this new rendition, so if you missed out last year, now is your chance to see it!
We are saddened to hear of the passing of prominent Armenian actor Yervand Manaryan aged 96. Manaryan had a decades long career as a renowned actor, director and screenwriter, enriching Armenian cinema through his memorable characters. Manaryan appeared in our 2018 AFFA short film, Le Piano, one of his last films. In 2018 Prime Minister Pashinyan awarded Manaryan the title of People’s Artist of Armenia. Rest in peace Master Yervand Manaryan.
Today, Armenians around the world celebrate the Feast of St Vartan, a commemoration of the heroes who won the war between Christian Armenia, lead by Saint Vartan Mamikonian against pagan Persia in 451. The victory allowed Armenians to continue practicing Christianity and defended their forged national identity.
Sometimes the greatest love stories aren't between two people, like in our 2019 film Moskvich, My Love. What's your favourite on-screen romance?
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