Photo: Tess Steinkolk

Nora Armani is an award-winning actor/filmmaker with extensive International stage and screen credits in many languages. She has curated and organized film events, and guest-curated film festivals internationally since her debut with the 1992 Tribute to Armenian Cinema at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She represented the Ministry of Culture of Armenia in the Film Division from 1991-1993 organizing numerous film events and retrospectives on Cinema worldwide.  Under her Paris-based film production company Parev Productions/ Square Mango Films, she has also organized film events with The Pompidou Center in Paris, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) London, The British Library, Cine Lumière London, Edinburgh Film Festival, Kerala Film Festival India, Birmingham, Inverness, Cardiff, and The Silver Lake Film Festival as guest curator. She has produced films that have screened at International film festival official selections such as Cannes, Rotterdam and Berlin. She often presents papers at conferences such as Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at Harvard University and Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and LSE Media Studies, on Sergei Paradjanov, Cultural Identity in Cinema, and Socially Relevant films and their importance is promoting positive social change. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The London School of Economics (LSE), and a BA in Sociology and English from AUC. For more information see full bio and filmography on her website or on IMDb.  

Nora is currently based in New York after many years in Los Angeles and Paris.

Nora Armani

 

Founding Artistic Director - Festival Curator

 

THE FESTIVAL TEAM

NORA ARMANI: Founding Artistic Director

LUCIE TRIPON: Panels Assistance

NATALIE GOLOGORSKY: Sponsorship/ Communication

JENNIFER FLETCHER: Film Submissions/ Filmmaker relations

JILLIE THOMAS: Script Selection/ Director Table 

ARED SPENDJIAN: Art Director/ Branding

MICHAEL CLAES: PR/ Marketing/ Sponsorship

ARAM SPENDJIAN: Sponsorship/ Marketing/ Social Media 

LUCY FINE: Social Media/ Festival Trailer

MICHELLE PURDY: Volunteer Coordinator

SR WEB Services: Website Update/ Media Channels

JOHN BENNETT: Marketing/ Promotion

DIRK ROBERTSON: Film Selection advice

THOMAS SIMON: Doc Film Selection advice

ARIANNA KAMINSKI: Short film Selection advice

CHING JUHL: Video/ Photo Coverage

GEORGE DAY: Video/ Photo Coverage

ARMEN SPENDJIAN: Press Assistance

LINDA SELMAN: Outreach 

ELIAS GEB: General Assistance

Lucie Tripon
Panels / Producer 

A French native, Lucie has been with the festival from the beginning. She writes plays and sketches. She was part of a French-Colombian women duo (Yorkville Theater) with Nadia Menco which wrote and performed plays around New York and then produced in 2015 a short film called Pink Dolphin that made it to several international festivals including the Cannes short corner. She is currently working on a play and a poetry project.

Ching Chen Juhl
Video and DIY Filmmaking

Filmmaker Videographer and Viola player par excellence.

Ared Spendjian

Art Director

Art Director and Branding manager 

Armen Spendjian

Grants Writer, Marketing & Social Media Guru

A recent graduate of Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Television and Radio, Armen is passionate about music in all its forms, specifically dance music. His mixes and compositions have been played by DJ's internationally. He is the SRFF resident DJ when not doing social media and promotion.

Natalie Gologorsky
Sponsorship communications and outreach
Jennifer Fletcher
Film Submissions and Filmmaker Relations 
Lucy Fine
Social Media and Festival Trailer
Michelle Purdy
Event and Volunteer coordinator

SRFF Ambassadors

Anna Antonova

SR Ambassador in Russia

Dalia Kasparian-Semerdjian
SR Ambassador in Vienna
Aram Spendjian
SR Ambassador in Florida

They helped us... we thank them!

Kechu Huang
Anna Anotonova
Anna Anotonova
Marion Avril
Araxi Mardirian

Valentina Bertozzi
Aram Spendjian
Josephine Madinier
Kyle Perry 
Helene Thomas Galliere
Shirley Zheng
Alexander Vorobyev

Greg Karakashian

Clarisse Schneider

Marine Marcenac

Delphine Millot

Constance DuBois
Connie Arevalo
Martin Arushanyan
Sean Juhl
Pey Ying Chi
  
Laura Lemus Zapata
Maddalena Crosti
Temana Ansquer
Sarah Means
 
Conan Magee
Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Aude Lambert
Yifu Qiao
Taleen Babayan