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Studio DS is founded in 2002 by David Safarian, Yana Drouz and Armen Safarian.
Profile: documentaries, shorts, features.

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DAVID SAFARIAN
Biography

1952

1975

1972 - 1978


1983

Since 1983

1991

Since 1991

1995 - 2001

1996

1999

2001 - 2002

2002

2003 - 2007

2001 – 2016




  born in Yerevan

graduated from Fine Arts and Drama Academy in Yerevan

actor at the State TV Theatre in Yerevan, assistant director and director at
Armenian Documentary Film Studios

graduated from Film Academy – VGIK in Moscow

director at "Armenfilm" Studios

Special Screening of films in Cinematheque Francaise in Paris

Member of the General Assembly of Cinematheque Francaise, Paris

Series of short documentaries about Armenian Culture and History on German TV (ORB/SFB/RBB)

Retrospective of films in Cinematheque Francaise at the 60th Anniversary of Cinematheque, Paris

One-Week Screenings of Selected Films, Berlin

Guest-Professor at the Film and TV Department in the University of Kassel, Germany

founded "Studio DS" – Film Production and Art Development Fund

Professor, co-heading the Film and TV Department at the University of Kassel, Germany

“Outstanding Personalities. 20th Century and Centuries Change” Portrait series using exclusively shot documentary footages with Marcel Marceau, Pope John Paul II, Krzysztof Penderecki (work in progress)





Filmography

Features:

2016





2015







Hot Country, Cold Winter (director)
104 min
Best Narrative Feature Film Director Award at 19th ARPA International Film Festival,
Los Angeles, 2016
Included in the Collection of The Netherlands Film Museum


28:94 Local Time
(producer, director)
World Premiere at the
19th Tallinn International Black Nights Film Festival, 2015
Best Screenplay Award and Special Mention of Jury in Armenian Panorama at
13th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, 2016
Official Out-of-competition Programm of 38th Moscow International Film Festival, 2016
Effulgent Angel Prize at 13th Effulgent Angel International Film Festival, Moscow, 2016
6 Nominations and 2 Awards of National Film Academy of Armenia:
Best Actress and Best Art Director, 2016
Included in the Collection of The Netherlands Film Museum

1992
The Lost Paradise (director)
World Premiere at the AFI International Film Festival in Los Angeles, 1992
Main Programme – Grandeur Locale
22nd Rotterdam International Film Festival, 1993
Main Programme – Cinema of Today,
Montreal World Film Festival, 1993
Included in the Collections of Cinematheque Francaise, The Netherlands Film Museum




Shorts:

2017

2002




Champion (producer, director)

Lullaby (producer, director)
World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, Main Programme – Cinema of Tomorrow - New Tends, 2002
Included in the Collection of The Netherlands Film Museum



Documentaries (selected):

2016

Shorzha-island (producer, director)

2015




Traces of War (producer)
Best Middle-length Film Award – 9th Atlatidoc Documentary Film Festival, Montevideo, 2015
Best Film made by non-ethnologists/anthropologists - 8th Ethnographic Film Festival, Rovijn, Croatia, 2016

2002
Expectation (producer, director)

2001
1700 (director)

1996
Christmas (director)

1995
131st Catholicos (director)
1990
Warmth-sickness (producer, director) Included in the Collection of Cinematheque Francaise
1988
Devotion (director)

1987
Garnanamouth (director)

1986





However Odd, but Khokhlova (director)
FIPRESCI Prize – XV International Film Festival in Moscow
Main Prize – 34th International Film Festival in Oberhausen
Included in the Collections of Cinematheque Francaise, The Netherlands Film Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Circulating Film and Video Library

1985


The Forest (director)
Included in the Collection of Cinematheque Francaise

1983

Fire! (director)

1982

The Doctor (director)

1981

Engine-driver (director)

1976

My Sky, My Land (director)

1975


Vocation (director)