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ARMENIAN FILMMAKERS PRESENTED at the Sixth Annual Silver Lake Film Festival

January 16th, 2006

Press Release: For Immediate Release

Silver Lake Film Festival ? Los Angeles? leading independent film festival-presents its 6th annual edition, March 23-31, 2006. The 2006 festival boasts an extensive line-up of independently produced feature-length and short films and videos from filmmakers around the world. In addition, this year the festival has invited Armenian cinema specialist, actor/author Nora Armani to curate a special program of Armenian films along with a line-up of curated series reflecting that eclectic, bohemian and multicultural roots of the greater Silver Lake community.

Recently honored as one of the Top 5 films festivals in Southern California, Silver Lake Film Festival is one of the largest showcases of independent cinema in the world. The previous edition presented more than 285 features, documentaries and short films as well as related arts programming including live musical performances, panel discussions, performance art and art exhibitions.

Armenian film lovers and professionals are urged to support the Armenian series through sponsorship, promotion and festival attendance. The success of this program depends on community support and can lead to the annual inclusion of the Armenian program in this mainstream festival; a perfect showcase for independent film makers of Armenian descent to bring their work to professionals in the film capital of the world.

Once again, the primary screening venue for the festival shall be the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood with additional programming taking place throughout the ?Eastside? communities of Los Angeles (Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park) and downtown. Silver Lake Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to businesses wishing to expand beyond their usual clientele by promoting their services in a highly visible and affluent setting frequented by over 30000 festival goers.

Sponsorship and promotional packages offer excellent visibility in more ways than one: inclusion in the festival catalogue, banners, on screen projected logos before and after screenings, free passes to all festival events and screenings, invitation to events with celebrities and film professionals.

Film selections made by the festival committee and program curators will be announced at the end of February. Some of the curated programs in the festival include:

Green Films: A series of documentary films that explore the environmental movement and the urban landscape. Guest curator: The honorable Eric Garcetti, president, Los Angeles City Council.

Nuevas Voces: The first showcase in the film capital of the world of the work of American filmmakers of Latino descent. Co-sponsored by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.|

Asian Fusion: A focus on contemporary Asian films that incorporate Occidental motifs and themes but maintain their distinctive Oriental origins.

ry Asian films that incorporate Occidental motifs and themes but maintain their distinctive Oriental origins.

Spotlight on Armenian Film Makers: A program featuring filmmakers of Armenian descent regardless of their country of citizenship. Guest curator: Nora Armani, Actor, Author & Armenian cinema specialist.

State of the Union: The first-ever presentation in the U.S. by a major film festival of the American labor movement with a particular focus on the current transitional moment in labor history. Co-sponsored by AFL-CIO.

Cut From The Same Cloth: A look at how independent cinema and independent fashion have overlapped and influenced each other, and the public.

For a document detailing sponsorship opportunities and information on the Armenian program contact: Nora Armani, PEMART: 4 Stuyvesant Oval # 5C, New York, NY 10009

www.noraarmani.com or write: pemartgroup@yahoo.com

For information on the Silver Lake Film Festival and past programs visit: www.silverlakefilmfestival.org

Silver Lake Film Festival is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 arts organization and sponsorships all fully tax deductible.

Producer / Director/ Actor

www.noraarmani.com

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