2012 AIFVF & NAMMA Results
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We all regret that AIFVF and NAMMA contests cannot take place in
but we hope that it will be possible to run the festival again in 2014.
Discussions about future changes are underway and we will report as soon
Armenian Non-Commercial Film Festival
comes to Los Angeles ...
Artashes Hovanessian is an award-winning film maker and now heads
Armenia's equivalent of AMPS. He is president of the Center of All-Armenian
Non-commercial Cinema and NOFI international film festival of Non-commercial
films. Through his drive and energy he has boosted that event to a truly
international festival showcase.
The festival this year started as usual in the Armenian capital, Yerevan,
in May. Then it played Moscow in September. On December 29 it comes
to Los Angeles.
In each case the winners and finalists go on to the next edition of the festival,
but may be joined by other entries of a high standard. The closing date for
entries to the Los Angeles edition is November 20. The festival categories
professional non-commercial films
student films (graduates and students of film schools and colleges)
Authors (i.e. amateur) films
1 min. films
Films should be on DVD but for pre-selection send them electronically or
send a link to your YouTube/Vimeo page to
length 30 minutes. Download the
rules etc here as a pdf.
During the festivals they organize forums and round tables with film makers
under the slogan Free cinematographers without borders.
Films from across the world including 31 American films, in genres such as
comedy, drama, animation, thriller, documentary, music video, art and
experimental will screen at the Aesthetica Festival in York, England the
weekend November 7-10, celebrating the very best of international short film.
Alongside screenings, ASFF will also host a series of masterclasses and workshops
with leading industry figures. There are also guest screenings from Kuwait,
Mexico and India, networking opportunities and special events throughout
CLICK HERE to download the Official ASFF 2013 Programme.
For more information about ASFF 2013 visit
Success in Regensburg, Germany
Bob Meacham's film Maybe Today was selected for screening
at the International Short Film Festival held to mark the retirement from
film of veteran film maker Oskar Siebert.
Siebert chose to celebrate by inviting films from every country where his
work had been shown at festivals. Over the years he had success in AIFVF.
He visited the USA with his daughter and film-making partner, Daniella. During
their visit they shot Following the Trace of America's Indians.
Festival entries were received from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada,
Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Guernsey, Italy, Malta, Macedonia, Norway,
Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland and
The beautiful city of Regensburg on the Danube showed no signs of the recent
flooding. Its picturesque streets were thronged with holiday makers and local
people enjoying summer ice-creams in pavement cafes. In a romantic cinema
at the top of a medieval tower, the festival screenings were enjoyed by
townspeople and visitng film makers alike. Even to be selected for showing
was an honour. The documentary award went to Dima Ilieva for The
Song, the drama award went to Eleonora Abela for
Katrina and the overall best in festival went to
Jaroslav Nykly for Largetto.
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