YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 25. ARMINFO. The Festival of Armenian Films recently held in San Francisco was welcomed by the viewers, one of the organizers of the Festival Anahit Kassabian told ARMINFO.
She reported that 31 fiction and documentary, short and full-length films were demonstrated at the Festival. The films have been short during the last few years in Armenia, Middle Eastern countries, Europe and America. Many films were welcomed by the critics. Kassabian pointed out that it is the second festival of Armenian films held in the USA. The first was held in New York. She said that, considering the audience interest, the festival can become traditional and be held twice a year in different cities in the USA. Kassabian pointed out that Armenian viewers will soon be afforded the opportunity to see the films demonstrated at the Festival. According to her, the implementation of the project requires conversion of the film into the PAL system, which implies serious investments.
Kassabian reported that the Festival was possible due to the financial assistance of the US Armenian diaspora, as well as due to the TV companies “Golden Threat Productions”, ” Film Arts Foundation” and “San Francisko Cinematheque”.