Short Films

Short Film Program

6 short films / Total 98 min / M15+ / All films have English subtitles

Special Event: Session includes Q&A with filmmakers in attendance

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Documentary / 22 min / 2022 / Armenia, USA / Dir: Tigran Nersisian / Armenian

A man returns to his hometown to relive the happiest moments of his childhood.

Armenian Papers
(Papiers d'Armenie)

Animated documentary / 6 min / 2015 / Belgium / Dir: Ornella Macchia / Armenian

At the market of Yerevan, a merchant invites us to share his fruits and his history… Accompanied by birds, we discover the life of this man full of the colours of Armenia.

Rapping Under Fire

Documentary / 27 min / 2015 / Artsakh, Armenia / Dir: Taleen Babayan / Armenian

Three young men spend their lives in an active war zone, surviving a lingering, forgotten conflict from the dying days of the Soviet Union. They discover rap music, and adopt its style–defiant, proud, rapid-fire—as a voice to express their fears and desires to an eager younger generation.


Drama / 8 min / 2021 / Australia / Dir: Silva Gevorkyan / English, Armenian

A young couple on a first date opens up to one another about their struggles with their identity.

Wounds of War

Drama / 12 min / 2023 / Armenia / Dir: Zhanna Nazaryan / English

Set during the Second Artsakh War, a military truck transporting Armenian troops is targeted by enemy drones. Only two survive, a soldier and his commanding officer, a sergeant. Both have sustained injuries and are faced with difficult decisions in order to survive…


Drama / 23 min / 2022 / Armenia / Dir: Hasmik Movsisyan / Armenian, Artsakh dialect

When a war suddenly breaks out, a 14-year-old boy finds himself faced with a decision that could save his family, with no time to think, he embarks on a treacherous 250 km journey to safety… Based on a true story.


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