13TH POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 14—18, 2018

2016 Films

drifted

DRIFTED – Anna Mouradian – Canada – 3 min. – World Premiere

In this animated short, strange things happen in the Underwater City, but stranger things happen everywhere else. A creative, surrealist piece by a young, rising Canadian filmmaker Anna Maria Mouradian. Originally from Syria, she is now based out of Montreal. This is the second consecutive year where Mouradian will be presenting films at the Pomegranate Film Festival.
the hard close

HARD CLOSE – Alex Kerbabian – Canada – 14 min.

Jacob has one last chance to save his job and close his deal. Things go from bad to worse when competition in the office rises and his new wife is on his case. A well made short that highlights the impact of stress on our lives. HARD CLOSE is the third film that Alex Kerbabian has presented at the Pomegranate ...
clay-man

THE CLAY MAN – Armenia – 20 min. – North American Premiere.

A lonely elderly potter living in an abandoned village, who has reconciled with the inevitability of death before he realizes the truth: life ends only when one has nothing and nobody to live for. This is director Aren Vatyan’s second film to be presented at the Pomegranate Film Festival. His short film OUR PASSPORTS, OUR SOULS was very well received ...
earthquake

EARTHQUAKE – Armenia/Russia – 101 min – PG13

The first major motion picture based on true events surrounding the 1988 calamity that originated from Spitak. From the Director of AMERICAN HEIST and the Producer of THE CUT. EARTHQUAKE has been nominated as Armenia's submission for the 2017 Oscars and will be screened at POM in the Armenian language with English subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijzGUahqz20
how-to-cross

HOW TO CROSS FROM JILIZ TO JILIZ – Armenia – 15 min.

An official border divides the village of Jiliz, with one side being in Armenia and the other in Georgia. Lousine, a young girl, dreams about uniting with her grandmother and relatives who lives across the stream that divides the village. Just what is a border? Why does it take her such a long route to travel? She decides to take ...

THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN – JAMIE DAY FLECK – Canada – 13 min

Photographer and filmmaker Jamie Day Fleck tells the story of Hratch Armenious Tchalkouchian. After having survived the Genocide, he went on to become a revered violin designer. This biographical short documentary is a wonderful follow up to Fleck's earlier film, PHOTOS BY KIRK, which was very well received at last year’s Pomegranate Film Festival.
all-that-jam-poster

ALL THAT JAM – Russia – 92 min. – PG13

Romantic comedy about a young urbanite coming off a series of unlucky relationships. Our heroine returns to her roots and heeds her grandmother's advice in order to spice up her love life. North American Premiere to be followed by Q&A with witty Director Alexander Andranikian, originally from Moscow now based out of New York City.