Opening Night Screening 2013

My Name is Viola (2013) was the latest film from Armenian veteran filmmaker Ruben Kochar, and it served as his official introduction to the United States.

16th Arpa international Film Festival Award Recipients

Best Feature Film: The Power of Few (USA)
Best Documentary Film: TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro (USA)
Best Short Film: Subhuman (USA)
Best Music Video: Safe and Sound (USA)
Best Director: Ruben Kochar for My Name is Viola (Armenia)
Best Screenwriter: Christopher Cardiff for Always Faithful (USA)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sid Haig
Breakthrough Filmmaker Award: Sev Ohanian

Red Carpet Videos 2013


Opening night red carpet atmosphere of 16th Arpa International Film Festival, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, September 29th 2013.


Roger Kupelian talking about his first Arpa award back in 2002, and sharing some thoughts on the industry.