The Pomegranate Film Festival, established in 2006 stems from the Toronto Chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.
A group of young Armenian professionals, bound by a passion for film and culture. Now in it’s 12th year, the Pomegranate Film Festival is a unique community event celebrating Armenian inspired film.
In 2003, through the efforts of the Armin T. Wegner Society of USA, the Armin T. Wegner Award was created by the Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art as a humanitarian honor, awarded at the discretion of the executive committee to a motion picture that contributes to the fight for social conscience and human rights, a struggle to which Armin T. Wegner devoted his life.
Bared Maronian’s opening sequence of “Women of 1915” documentary has been nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 40th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards among its Craft Achievement Nominees for directing.
Already a four-time Emmy award winner, this is Maronian’s first Emmy nomination as a director.