ARPA International Film Festival in one of the oldest independent film festivals in Los Angeles. On November 3-5, 2017 the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, followed by a special awards banquet at the Glendale Hilton on November 5th.
This year, screenings for the 20th year will bring a diverse tapestry in global cinema, with a stimulating selection of films that cultivate cultural understanding and global empathy. Call for films have been announced and details can found by checking www.arpafilmfestival.com
“We are very proud that our festival has solidified into the leading outlet in Hollywood for International Cinema exploring issues like the Diaspora, war, dual identity, genocide, exile, and multiculturalism, while inspiring our local and global community to connect and advance progressive cinematic art,” said a committed spokesperson.
The prestigious Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award is extended to a special filmmaker for his/her creativity that fulfills AFMA’s mission. Our International jury from the professional film community acts as a supportive body to encourage filmmakers to re-examine, explore and concentrate on their won creative development.
The organization is very proud to search for, bring and screen films that are so important to the community. In previous years AFFMA screened hundreds of films that have touched us, and more recently films such as Women of 1915, Crows of the Desert, Hot Country-Cold Winter, Lost Birds, When My Sorrow Dies, The Legend of ArmenRa, Sumbat: The Life and Art, and our special screening at out 19th annual opening night “Behind the Scenes of the Promise” with a Q & A with Dr. Esrailian and producer Mike Medavoy, and many more have created a great insight to the unbelievable imagination and talent of filmmakers leaving many of us in awe of their creativity.