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Jivan Avetisyan’s ‘Gate to Heaven’ Theatrical Release Coming to Pompano Beach AMC Theatres

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Armenian film director Jivan Avetisyan‘s ‘Gate to Heaven’ theatrical release in the U.S. is coming to the Pompano Beach AMC Theatres, 2315 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 on April 29, 2022.

‘Gate to Heaven’ has been nominated in 8 award categories including Best Picture and Best Director by the Armenian National Film Academy.

Actors Richard Sammel, Tatiana Spivakova star in the film that traverses the lives of two unique individuals whose fate is intertwined in two wars fought in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). Sos Janibekyan, Leonardas Pobedonoscevas, and Naira Zakaryan co-star in the highly acclaimed film.

Synopsis:
ROBERT STERNVALL (50), a German journalist, returns to Artsakh in 2016 to cover the war which has been reignited after a 22-year ceasefire. In the result of his journalistic investigation, Robert meets SOPHIA MARTI (35), a young opera singer, who happens to be the daughter of missing photojournalist Edgar Martirosyan, whom Robert abandoned in captivity during the fall of the village of Talish in 1992. Robert and Sophia’s frequent rendezvouses ignite a passionate romance.

Armenians at the 2022 Oscars

By The Armenian Film Society

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards. According to the Armenian Film Society (AFS) “Armenians played an integral role in 25 of the 53 nominated films.”

The highlights include producer Tanya Seghatchian and executive Narbeh Mirzakhanian. Tanya Seghatchian became the first Armenian woman to be nominated for ‘Best Picture’ with THE POWER OF THE DOG, which many consider the frontrunner to win. If the film does win, she would be the first Armenian to win the top prize at the Oscars. Narbeh Mirzakhanian distributed four films that landed nominations, including LICORICE PIZZA, which is nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ as well as NO TIME TO DIE, HOUSE OF GUCCI, and CYRANO.

Below is a list of Armenians and their roles in films nominated this year:

BEING THE RICARDOS

Arman Hovsepian (Clearance Coordinator)

CODA

Armen Garo (Gio Salgado)

COMING 2 AMERICA

Houri Mahserejian (Costumer)

Mallory DeGolian (Food Stylist)

CRUELLA

Laura Geucherian (Head of Production, Company 3)

CYRANO

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

DON’T LOOK UP

Alexander Demarjian (Scenic Artist)

Aram Maranian III (Propmaker)

J.J. Ahigian (Fixtures Technician)

Jack Tashdjian (Dailies Operator, Company 3)

Brooke Goshtigian (Set Production Assistant)

Roman Mitichyan (Rioting Patron/Stunts)

DUNE

Annie Dashtoyan (Creative Content Manager)

Joao Bogossian (Compositor , DNEG)

Emily Margorian (VFX Production Assistant)

ENCANTO

Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio)

Teny Issakhanian (Additional Storyboard Artist/Story Artist)

Katherine Ipjian (Character Lighting Lead)

Lena Ghokasian (Technology)

Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

FREE GUY

Jeff Avigian (Police Officer)

Vahagn Amirkhanyan (Matchmove Artist, ScanlineVFX)

FOUR GOOD DAYS

Ruzanna Kegeyan (Executive Producer)

Aram Martirosyan (Grip)

Arin Anjamian (Set Dresser)

Berj Daniel Bedrosian (Construction Coordinator)

Andy Grishikian (Grip)

Pia Patatian (Vice President, Sales)

HOUSE OF GUCCI

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

LICORICE PIZZA

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

Joe Chouchanian (Key Rigging Grip)

Vic Chouchanian (Grip)

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES

Alex Avagimian (Storyboard Artist)

Jake Panian (Visual Development Artist)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Laura Geucherian (Finishing Producer)

NO TIME TO DIE

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

Armenia Lardi Baghdighian (Set Decoration Coordinator, Italy)

Claudia Kalindjian (Unit Publicist)

Tigran Badalyan (Senior Compositor , ILM)

Jack Kilyan (Paint & Roto Artist, Framestore)

THE POWER OF THE DOG

Tanya Seghatchian (Producer)

John Trudgian (Animator)

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL

Stephen Derluguian (Colorist)

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

Kayla Melikian (Voice)

Teny Issakhanian (Story Artist)

Jeff Atmajian (Orchestrator)

Lena Ghokasian (Technology)

Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Diva Abrahamian (Set Decoration Buyer)

Jon Aghassian (Visualization Artist, The Third Floor)

Christine Gatchalian (Lighting Artist, Trixter)

Ara Khanikian (Visual Effects Supervisor/V, Rodeo FX)

Teni Noravian (Digital Compositor, Weta Digital)

Marcy Guiragossian (Set Production Assistant, Second Unit, San Francisco Unit)

Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Senior Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Houri Mahserejian (Costumer)

Cara Marie Chooljian (Stunt Performer)

Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios)

Sergey Kazaryan (Asset Artist, Folks VFX)

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

Pat Shahabian (Additional Cinematography)

TICK, TICK…BOOM!

Dean Mozian (Digital Intermediate Producer)

Suren Karapetyan (Second Assistant Camera “A” Camera)

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Roger Kupelian (Concept Artist)

WEST SIDE STORY

Emil Cheriyan (Layout Artist)

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES

Jon Bastian (Special Thanks)

AFS strives for accuracy. If AFS missed anyone or have made an error, please contact them directly via email at armenianfilmsociety@gmail.com.

This story is republished with the expressed written consent of the Armenian Film Society. The original post is available here.

Armenian Movie ‘Path of My Dream’ Screening in Ft. Lauderdale

The Florida screening of a new Armenian movie, “Path of My Dream” will take place at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 on April 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

The film is in Armenian with English subtitles, and stars Aram MP3 Sargsyan, Michael “Misho” Abrahamyan, Iveta Mukuchyan, David Hakobyan, and Khoren Levonyan.

7 directors and 7 novels leading us through the way they have passed.

These stories reflect lives of ordinary people. Each of the characters is one of us, searching for nothing fancy but happiness.

Longing, sense of duty, belief, anticipation, smile, a newfound dream… What can unite people and make human relationships better and warmer?

The film was released in December 2017 and has a running time of 2 hours, 2 mins.

Call for details and tickets information 786-537-4031. Tickets are available for purchase online from Eventbrite, just click below.