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Sydney Films

AMERIKATSI
Opening Night Gala

It is 1947 and Charlie, a genocide survivor having escaped the genocide and grown up in the USA, repatriates back to Armenia to connect with his homeland, only to be greeted with the harsh reality of Soviet Communism.

AURORA'S SUNRISE
2023 Academy Award submission

A genocide survivor becomes a silent movie star. At only 14 years old, Aurora loses everything during the horror of the Armenian Genocide. But with luck and extraordinary courage, she escapes to New York, where her story becomes a media sensation.

HONEST THIEVES
Comedy

Five misfits attempt to rob an antique heirloom with the plan to turn it in to the police to collect a reward.

MOTHERLAND
Spotlight on Artsakh

A multi-award winning investigative documentary about the 2020 unprovoked genocidal attack on the Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by Azerbaijan and Turkey.

ARARAT UNCOVERED
Comedy Double with Kev Orkian

After the hugely successful Armenia Uncovered, Kev is back in Armenia. This time he travels to regional Armenia, enjoying many laughs along the way.

BLESSING OF THE MOUNTAIN
(Լիռեոն Խայր)
Spotlight on Anjar

The courage of the Musa Dagh resistance lives on in the inhabitants of Anjar in Lebanon. A fascinating documentary exploring the history, culture and traditions of the people of Anjar.

POLLI
Family Adventure

Narek, a 12 year old, technology obsessed boy, lives in a village with his mother. As his parents are separated he misses seeing his dad every day. When his father is caught up in a crime syndicate, Narek befriends his father’s dog Polli and together they work to solve the mystery to reunite with his father – even as Polli is being hunted.

HELLO, IT'S ME!
(Բարեւ, Ես Եմ)
Retrospective

Artyom, a famous young physicist, is in love with Lyusya, a sergeant in the Red Army, who is suddenly ordered to the front. Meanwhile, he is sent to remote Mount Aragats to set up the Cosmic Ray Research Station, considered by authorities of great wartime importance.

WE ARE OUR MOUNTAINS
(Somos Nuestras Montañas)

We Are Our Mountains reflects on the struggle that the Armenian people continue to wage from real trenches in their homeland, to symbolic trenches in the Armenian diaspora scattered around the world, where the battlefield extends to a fight to preserve Armenian culture from extermination.

SHORT FILM PROGRAM

A fascinating selection of 6 short films, covering documentary, drama and animation, on a variety of topics facing Armenians today.

IN CONVERSATION WITH
ZAREH NALBANDIAN

A filmmaker talk with CEO and Co-founder of ground breaking animation studio Animal Logic.