Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art (AFFMA)
2919 Maxwell Street
Los Angeles, California 90027
2010 Upcoming Events
AFFMA Announces Dates for 13th Annual
Arpa International Film Festival
October 15-17, 2010
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
Saturday, March 13- The Power of Broadcast Media
The Status of Armenian Communities Living in the United States: The
Power of Broadcast Media Join AGBU Hye Geen’s Young Circle as they
examine the power of broadcast media. The topics will include:
The portrayal of Armenians in the media throughout the 20th century.
Prevalent ethnic stereotypes perpetuated in media.
What can be done to affect the media’s portrayal of Armenians and
What can be done to counteract the effects and treatment by the media?
The conference will be moderated by Jill Simonian, past Arpa
International Film Festival host at California State University,
Northridge (CSUN). Visit
www.agbuhyegee n.com for program and registration.
Mo nday, March 22 – The Lark Farm
AFFMA joins UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies and other
associations in presenting the West Coast Premiere of The Lark Farm, a
film by legendary Italian filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. The
film is an adaptation of the novel La Masseria delle Allodole by award
winning Italian-Armenian author Antonia Arslan. The film stands as
one of the few international feature films to tackle the Armenian
Genocide head on. Q&A with Dr. Antonia Arslan will follow with a wine
and cheese reception. FREE ADMISSION!
The film will screen at James Bridges Theater at UCLA’s Melnitz Hall
at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Friends of UCLA Armenian
Studies at (310) 704-4353.
Friday-Saturday, March 26-27 – How We Live
AFFMA is proud to sponsor How We Live, an exhibit produced by the
Tufenkian Foundation documenting life on the margins in Armenia,
featuring the photography of Sara Anjargolian and curated by Narineh
Mirzaeian, both past Arpa International Festival filmmakers. The
exhibit and accompanying book document the lives of families
struggling with poverty in Armenia. Through immersive photography
suspended by an intricated tensile network of wires, multimedia
vignettes and video interviews, How We Live explores in compelling
detail the challenges these families face every day, as well as the
socio-economic and political factors behind the perpetuation of
The exhibit will be held at Casitas Studios in Los Angeles. For more
information and tickets visit
Sunday, April 25 – Beneath the Veil, NYC Premiere
AFFMA encourages its east coast friends to support the New York City
premiere of Beneath the Veil, produced, directed, and starring Mary
Apick, international award winning actress, human right activist, and
2008 Arpa Foundation Award winner. Beneath the Veil, a Critic’s
Choice play based on real events, unveils the truth behind the brutal
treatment of millions of women today in the Middle East. Traditional
music and dance, presented by a cast of twelve, highlight the action.
Experience the rare glimpse behind the traditional veil worn by
millions of women in the Middle East in this powerful production
playing exclusively for one night only at the Alice Tully Hall at the
Lincoln Center for Performating Arts in New York City on Saturday,
April 25. A VIP reception will follow the performance attended by
celebrities and dignitaries.
For tickets and more information, please click here.
ARPA FILM FESTIVAL
AFFMA is a charitable, non-profit, tax-deductible organization
registered as a 501(c)3 corporation.