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AUA Adjunct Lecturer Armine Anda’s Films Reach New Milestones

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When I am SadYEREVAN, Armenia — The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to share that AUA adjunct lecturer, as well as actress, writer, director, and producer Armine Abrahamyan’s (pseudonym Armine Anda) two films, namely, short fiction Crossing the Blue and short animation When I am Sad were selected for this year’s Golden Apricot International Film Festival’s short film competition. 

Crossing the Blue by Victoria Aleksanyan, and co-written, produced, and starred by Armine Anda held its world premiere at Golden Apricot, while Lilit Altunyan’s When I am Sad, co-written, produced and voice acted by Armine Anda, has entered around 30 international film festivals since its premiere in October 2021, including many Oscar qualifying renowned festivals, such as Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, Oberhausen ISFF, and Animafest Zagreb. Crossing the Blue

Anda’s animations When I am Sad (2021) and Bojo (2007) directed by Mikayel Vatinyan and co-written and produced by Anda upon her own story, will open the Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Youth to be held at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies on July 25. 

Her most recent work is an animated short film called The Song of Flying Leaves, which is currently in post-production. It’s a co-production between Hoshkee Film and Iran’s Hoorakhsh Studios. The film was written, directed, and produced by Anda, who also did the voice acting. 

Anda teaches Acting Techniques and Creative Productions at AUA. She also facilitates acting, storytelling, fantasy writing, creativity, and film pitching training workshops at international festivals.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.