Amerikatsi Film in Philadelphia


Opens this weekend September 22, at the Philadelphia Film Society, BourseTheater 


AMERIKATSI has been selected by Armenia as its official submission to the 96th annual Academy Awards to be represented in the “Best International Feature” category. Additionally, it has won awards at the following international film festivals:

  • Golden Apricot Film Festival – Yerevan, Armenia

  • Woodstock Film Festival -Woodstock, New York

  • Hamburg Film Festival – Hamburg, Germany

  • Mystic Film Festival  -Mystic, Connecticut

  • Pomegranate Film Festival – Toronto, Canada

  • Big Apple Film Festival – New York, New York

  • Salerno Film Festival – Salerno, Italy

  • Beloit International Film Festival – Beloit, Wisconsin

  • Glasgow International Film Festival – Glasgow, Scotland

  • Fargo Film Festival – Fargo, North Dakota

  • One Country One Film International Film Competition -Issoire, France

  • FIFOG International Oriental Film Festival Geneva – Geneva, Switzerland


About the film:

AMERIKATSI Written, directed, and starring Emmy-award winning actor Michael Goorjian, and shot entirely in Armenia, is a film of tremendous spirit and hope, and follows Charlie, a survivor of the Genocide, as he returns to his Armenian homeland during the repatriation of the 1940’s and findshimself under Soviet rule. After being unjustly imprisoned, he soon discovers he can see into a nearby apartment from his cell window. As his life becomes entwined with the prison guard who lives there, Charlie begins to see that the spirit of his homeland is alive and well.


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