Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art

Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art (AFFMA) is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization, formed in 1995 for the purpose of promoting the arts.[1]

Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art
FounderSylvia Minassian
Area served
United States
MethodAnnual Arpa International FIlm Festival
Key people
Sylvia Minassian (Chairwoman),
Angelo Ghailian (Vice Chairman),
Rubik Babaians (Treasurer),
Lori Ghailian (Secretary),
Alex Kalognomos (Board Liaison)

AFFMA has been running its annual Arpa International Film Festival held in Hollywood, California since 1997.[2] Arpa Film Festival claims to be one of the oldest independent film festivals in Hollywood,[3] highlighting films that explore critical issues such as war, genocide, diaspora, dual identities, exile and multiculturalism.[4] In 2021, the festival went virtual due to COVID,[5] and 2022 marked the 25th anniversary of the festival.[6][7]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art". AFFMA. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Arpa Film Festival". LA Weekly. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. ^ "About Arpa International Film Festival". Arpa Film Festival. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
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