Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art

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Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art
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Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art
Founded 1995
Founder Sylvia Minassian
Type Non-profit
Area served
United States
Method Annual Arpa International FIlm Festival
Key people
Sylvia Minassian (Chairwoman),
Angelo Ghailian (Vice Chairman),
Rubik Babaians (Treasurer),
Lori Ghailian (Secretary),
Alex Kalognomos (Board Liaison)

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 and enhancing the cultural environment of our community by supporting artists who bridge the cultural divide, unifying diverse people and cultures through the arts.[1]

Over the years, AFFMA has been supporting a spectrum of artists, including filmmakers, writers, photographers, dancers, designers, actors and musicians, through its signature annual event Arpa International Film Festival held in Hollywood, California since 1997.[2] Arpa Film Festival is one of the oldest independent film festivals in Hollywood providing a safe ground for international filmmakers with unique independent artistic vision.[3] AFFMA is expanding cultural diversity and social understanding by organizing networking events, concerts, art exhibits, book signings, fashion shows, and music performances as well.

Notes and references[edit]

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

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