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16-Apr-2014 3:09pm PDT  

 

Arpa International Film Festival

17 Annual November 07, 2014 to November 09, 2014

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2919 Maxwell Street
Los Angeles CA 90027
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Phone: 323-663-1882
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arpafilmfestival@gmail.com
http://www.affma.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
The Arpa "Feature Film" category utilizes the unique power of film to examine issues relating to Diaspora, exile, war, and cross- and multi-culturalism; a film which inspires global empathy and peace through the artistry of feature-length storytelling. A $500 cash prize is presented to the Best Feature Film award winner.
Short Film
The short film competition marries Arpa's artistic and cultural ideals with a short film's succinctly powerful, dramatic and innovative format. A $300 cash prize is presented to the Best Short Film award winner.

Please see Arpa's mission statement for more information.
Documentary
An Arpa documentary inspires global empathy and peace utilizing the ideals of documentary filmmaking. Please submit short and feature Documentaries in this category. A $400 cash prize is presented to the Best Documentary award winner.
Animation
Arpa Animated Film category showcases innovative films that celebrate the ideals of independent thought, creative expression, global empathy, and multi-culturalism.

For more information, please read the Arpa mission statement.
Music Video
Arpa Music Video category supports the growing number of music video directors working in film and video today.

In addition, Arpa offers specialty music video programming, such as the 12 music videos screened in 2007 as part of the major label solo release of System of a Down frontman, Serj Tankian.

An Arpa Music Video engages the ideals of global empathy and artistic vision to present music, image, and performance in innovative stylings.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
In a world increasingly dependent upon cultural understanding, Arpa International Film Festival is a dynamic and important destination for filmmakers wishing to screen in Los Angeles - and develop careers in Hollywood.

Dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding and global empathy, Arpa serves as a forum for local and international cinema. Arpa focuses on the work of filmmakers who explore the issues of war, genocide, diaspora, exile, environmentalism, and multi-culturalism - issues that are extremely relevant to the community of Los Angeles Armenians that founded the festival, and to the global community at large. Through film screenings, panel discussions, and networking events Arpa bridges cultural divides by fostering dialogue amongst people of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles. Finally, Arpa celebrates the ideals of independent thought, artistic vision and social understanding.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
2014 marks Arpa International Film Festival's 17th anniversary. Arpa was founded by Sylvia Minassian and is the signature event of Arpa Foundation for Film Music & Art (AFFMA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) art organization.

The festival's organizing committee of dedicated staff and volunteers is always on hand to support you with their undying love of cinema and devotion to filmmakers.

Last year, Arpa began its festival with the opening night film MY NAME IS VIOLA directed by Ruben Kochar. Festival highlights included the popular short SUBHUMAN directed by Michael Aloyan (Best Short Film winner), and a screening of film THE POWER OF FEW with its ensemble cast including Christopher Walkin, Christian Slater, and Anthony Anderson.

Our Lifetime Achievement Award went to Side Haig and our Breakthrough Filmmaker Award was conferred to Sev Ohanian for his international success in connection with the film Fruitvale Station.

We thank you for your interest and invite you to submit your film to the Arpa International Film Festival.

-The Arpa International Film Festival Committee

ORGANIZERS
Michael Ashjian

GENERAL RULES
1. Arpa accepts films from all countries and in all languages worldwide

2. If not in English, the film submission must have English subtitles.

3. Please make sure to include your Withoutabox tracking number with your submission.

4. It is preferred that film has not been gone through formal distribution channels.

5. Arpa reserves the right to retain a copy of the film for use with the festival and all other promotional events affiliated with the festival.

6. Arpa cannot be held liable for print/video materials, which may be lost or damaged.

7. Once your submission has been accepted, you will need to provide a high rez (1024x768 px min.) still image from the film, synopsis, and trailer (on Youtube or Vimeo).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Arpa accepts films from all countries and in all languages worldwide 2. If not in English, the film submission must have English subtitles. 3. Please make sure to include your Withoutabox tracking number with your submission. 4. It is preferred that film has not been gone through formal distribution channels. 5. Arpa reserves the right to retain a copy of the film for use with the festival and all other promotional events affiliated with the festival. 6. Arpa cannot be held liable for print/video materials, which may be lost or damaged. 7. Once your submission has been accepted, you will need to provide a high rez (1024x768 px min.) still image from the film, synopsis, and trailer (on Youtube or Vimeo).