Armenian Film Festival – Sydney Australia, showcasing Armenian culture, talent and stories told through film

Sydney (Sep 6-15, 2019), Melbourne (Oct 18-20, 2019)

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Sacha Polak and Vicky Knight talk 'Dirty God'

Sacha Polak and Vicky Knight talk ‘Dirty God’

"It's completely changed the way I am and the way I see myself doing this ...
Judy and Punch and The Nightingale

Judy and Punch and The Nightingale

Both bear uneasy depictions of violence, yet one resonates powerfully and with evident quality. The ...
Mirrah Foulkes on 'Judy and Punch' Australian Premiere

Mirrah Foulkes on ‘Judy and Punch’ Australian Premiere

"It's a pretty unusual film, it's a fictionalised origin story about the infamous Punch and ...
Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

We don’t deserve Pedro Almodovar; thank God he disagrees ...
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Happy Mothers Day to all mothers!
Image from the 1991 film Mayrig (Mother) by French-Armenian filmmaker Henri Verneuil, a semi-autobiographical film starring Omar Sharif.
The scene depicts the family, refugees of the genocide and now living in France, uniting together in the kitchen to bake pakhlava.
Need something to watch this weekend?
SBS On Demand is streaming the Atom Egoyan thriller, THE CAPTIVE, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Watch it before it expires!Atom Egoyan is a Canadian-Armenian filmmaker, an Oscar nominated director for his film THE SWEET HEREAFTER. He has made over 15 feature films, including ARARAT which tackles the topic of the Armenian Genocide.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSING SOONFeature films, documentaries, short films, animations, childrens films welcome. Films must have an Armenian element (subject, filmmaker, talent). Films by local filmmakers encouraged.SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 30th APRIL 2019.Enter your submissions at our website: www.affsydney.comFestival dates:
Sydney 6-15 September
Melbourne 18-20 October 2019.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN
for the 2019 Armenian Film Festival Australia.Submit your film (or tell us about a film you’d like us to consider). SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 30th APRIL 2019.Feature films, documentaries, short films, animations, childrens films welcome. Films must have an Armenian element (subject, filmmaker, talent). Films by local filmmakers encouraged.Enter your submissions at our website: www.affsydney.comThe AFFA is now in its 4th year and showcases the best of Armenian films from around the world.For the first time ever, in 2019 the festival will travel to two cities: Sydney 6-15 September and Melbourne 18-20 October 2019.We look forward to making this the best one yet.
GLADIATOR!
Like the film, Gladys Berejiklian's history making election victory can only be described as one thing - epic! The first elected female Premier of Australia's largest state of New South Wales -  Congratulations to the Honorable Gladys Berejiklian MP!
Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of NSW
and a strong supporter and fan of the Armenian Film Festival. We wish her success at the upcoming State Election and hope to have her back at the festival in 2019 as the Premier of NSW. Good luck Gladys.To see Gladys elected as Premier, vote 1 for the Liberal candidate in your electorate.Gladys pictured below at the opening night of the Armenian Film Festival, 2018.
2019 Festival dates:
Sydney - 6-15 September, 2019
Melbourne - 18-20 October, 2019.Photo Glyn Szasz
BIG NEWS!!!
The Armenian Film Festival is coming to MELBOURNE in 2019!
We heard you loud and clear Melbourne - so save the dates!
AFF MELBOURNE - 18 - 20 October
AFF SYDNEY - 6 -15 September
Tag your Melbourne friends now!!!
Happy Valentines Day!And....stay tuned for big news coming soon!
Great meeting Naré Mkrtchyan Director of The Other Side of Home (featured in our 2017 Festival) in LA and hearing about her next project!
SPITAK a new feature film directed by Aleksandr Kott, with soundtrack by Serj Tankian. Exactly 30 years ago, on 7 December at 11:41am local time, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Armenia, with its epicentre at Spitak. The effects are still felt in Armenia today. We remember those that lost their lives or were displaced. We look forward to bringing this film to the Armenian Film Festival in 2019.Save the date: 2019 AFF 6-15 September 2019#spitak #earthquake #ArmenianEarthquake #armenia
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