Through animation, a talented director initially from Syria currently studying at Concordia University in Montreal, looks at the war in Syria from a child’s perspective.
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.
A poignant short film about the treatment of minorities, particularly Armenians, during their compulsory military service in Turkey.
Two strangers cross paths on a regular day in a subway station. The young man notices a woman who does not board the arriving train. She misses one after the other, peaking his curiosity. Filmed at the picturesque Museum Station in Toronto, the story takes us on a journey of romance and the magic of unique encounters.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Skhtorashen, a village in the Martuni region in Artsakh, has been deserted for more than 30 years. This is the true life story of Lena, an 83 year old mother who lives alone in her rural home, away from her sons who have moved to neighbouring cities to pursue their education. As a widow, she lives each day of her ...
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 ...
A moving documentary about children with disabilities, depicting both their struggles and accomplishments. This film places a touching emphasis on a blind child’s day at school in Yerevan.
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.
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.