AFFMA Announces 17th Annual Arpa International Film Festival

The 17th Annual Arpa International Film Festival


Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art (AFFMA) is pleased to announce the 17th anniversary of its signature event, the Arpa International Film Festival, which will be held November 14 – 16, 2014, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Our annual international film festival will showcase feature films, documentaries, music videos, shorts, and animations on two screens at the historic Egyptian’s Lloyd Rigler Theatre and Steven Spielberg Theater.

You can find more information about the festival, including our mission & history, sponsors, program, press, and previous award recipients at Arpa’s brand new website, re-launched in time for the upcoming festival. You can also learn more about the team that puts the festival together; submit a film for this year’s festival; and stay updated through the news blog.

Previous festival award recipients include Academy Award nominees Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and Shoreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), award-winning producers Robert Papazian, Jim Hirsh, Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour), Hank Moonjean (Dangerous Liaisons), Dr. J. Michael Hagopian (Armin T. Wegner Award recipient), and Mardik Martin (Raging Bull) as well as Michael Pogosian (If Only Everyone), Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Mary Apick (Beneath The Veil), Dean Caine (Superman), and others.

Previous award presenters include David Alpay, Ken Davitian, Vivica A. Fox, Alanis Morissette, Tippi Hedren, Missi Pyle, Alison Janney, Arsine Khanjian, Marilu Henner, Tony Shaloub, Cheech Marin, Alfonso Herrera, Dean Cain, and Ann Magnuson and others.

AFFMA is able to promote independent filmmakers around the world and to support the annual Arpa International Film Festival through donations and sponsorships. The generous support of the community makes it possible for us to effectuate our goals and ideas to create a better forum for creativity and a platform for the artists to be heard. If you would like to support AFFMA, please visit our website for more information and contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and we appreciate your commitment to the arts!

There is still time to submit your film for the 2014 festival. Please visit our official submission page. For any questions, please email our festival team at arpafilmfestival@gmail.com.

Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art (AFFMA) is a non-profit 501 (3) (c) organization founded for the purpose of enhancing Los Angeles’s creative environment and supporting those artists who bridge the cultural divide. Each year, AFFMA stages networking events, concerts, art exhibits, fashion shows, book signings, and various benefits to promote emerging talents. Most significantly, AFFMA produces Arpa International Film Festival to unify diverse people and cultures through the unique power of cinema. Since 1997, the Festival has honored over 100 artists, filmmakers, and writers with grants and awards.

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