16 October 2022

We are happy to announce that the documentary animation film AURORA’S SUNRISE, produced with the financial support of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, has been nominated in the "Best Animated Film" category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, competing with 5 other animated films.


The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative overseen by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and headquartered in Australia with an estimated annual participation of more than 70 countries. It works with FIAPF, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, and one of its special awards is Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO for the outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film. APSA is rated as one of the most prestigious awards in the region.


It is noteworthy to mention that AURORA’S SUNRISE is also included in Best of Fests (best films of the festival) section of IDFA - the international documentary film festival in Amsterdam.


To add, AURORA’S SUNRISE, which is the official submission of Armenia to the 95th Academy Awards "Oscar", has also participated in the Doclisboa festival in Lisbon and the 30th anniversary edition of FILMFEST HAMBURG. Also, the American premiere of the film will take place in Los Angeles on October 23 at Animation Is Film festival (in competition).


The National Cinema Center of Armenia congratulates the film’s creative team and extends our best wishes for continued success.


Director​ - Inna Sahakyan
Script writer​ ​- Inna Sahakyan
Film producer​ ​- Vardan Hovhannisyan, Christian Beetz, Justė Michailinaitė
Production company​ ​- Bars Media, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Artbox Laisvalaikio Klubas
The film was made possible with the academic contribution of the Zoryan Institute and is based on its Oral History Archive.


The film depicts Aurora Mardiganian’s tragic odyssey from surviving the Armenian Genocide to becoming a Hollywood celebrity. Reconstituting her own destiny in a Hollywood silent film, this teenage girl re-experienced the horrors of the Genocide with the aim of telling the world about the Armenian Genocide.




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