A scene from “One Plus One Is Two,” a series by Sharisse Zeroonian

Second Arev Short Film Festival to Take Place in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Mass. — After the success of the inaugural Arev Short Film Festival last year, festival director Sharisse Zeroonian will host the second annual iteration of the festival on October 13, this time, at the Capitol Theater, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Last year, we showed a diverse assortment of films, comedic videos, music videos, and trailers,” said Zeroonian. “The turnout was pretty good, and people really seemed to enjoy it. I hope that this year’s festival is just as much — if not more — of a hit.”

Just like last year, proceeds from the festival will benefit the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Armenia. According to their website, TUMO is “a free-of-charge educational program that puts teens in charge of their own learning”. The center, which operates sites in Armenia and across the Armenian diaspora, offers classes in filmmaking, robotics, computer programming, music production, creative writing, and more.

A still from “Kef Time” by Avo Kambourian

The film festival, which is sponsored by Amaras Art Alliance, will showcase short films by filmmakers from all over the Armenian Diaspora, including “Kef Time” by Avo Kambourian, a documentary about the Armenian band by the same name. Also scheduled to be shown is the third episode of the Amazon Prime series “One Plus One Is Two,” written and directed by Zeroonian herself, and various short films made by students at the TUMO Center, including a short called “Your Life As A Film,” in which students describe — and cinematically replicate — their own dreams.

Tickets are being sold in advance only, and can be purchased at AmarasOnline.com.

Those who wish to submit short films for consideration should contact Zeroonian at szeroonian@gmail.com .

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