Gariné Torossian

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Gariné Torossian was born in Beirut, Lebanon of Armenian descent. She moved to Canada in 1979.

She is a filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Toronto. Nineteen of her films have shown internationally at festivals, universities and galleries. Retrospectives of her work have been featured at Cineprobe at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Cinematheques in Armenia, Lebanon, Canada and Germany, Telluride Film Festival, and Stan Brakhage’s First Person Cinema in Colorado.

Her film GIRL FROM MOUSH (1994), was awarded best experimental film at the Melbourne Film Festival. SPARKLEHORSE (1999) received honorable mention at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival. HOKEES (2000) won gold prize for experimental drama at the Houston Film Festival BABIES ON THE SUN (2002) received the panorama short film prize at the Berlin International film festival. and STONE TIME TOUCH (2007) won best documentary feature at the Warsaw Internatinal film festival .She has just received a DAAD fellowship in Berlin for 2007.


FILMS: 2008 COME AROUND (3min)

2007 ELECT THE DEAD ( 4min music video – Serj Tankian)

2007 STONE TIME TOUCH (70min Digibeta, Colour + B&W) Director, Producer, Editor,

2005 HYPNOTIZE/MEZMERIZE – SYSTEM OF A DOWN (14min, Video, Colour + B&W) Director, Editor, SONY BMG

2004 SANDIAS EUSTASY (7min, Video, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor

2003 GARDEN IN KHORKHOM (14min, Video) Director, Editor, Cinematographer

2002 SHADOWY ENCOUNTERS (15min,16 mm) Director, Editor, Cinematographer

2001 BABIES ON THE SUN (5min,16 mm) Director, Editor, Sundance Channel Production

2000 HOKEES (25 min,16mm, Colour) Director, Canadian film centre production

2000 DEATH TO EVERYONE (6min,16 mm, Colour) Director, Editor, Cinematographer

2000 DUST (6min, 16mm) Director, Editor, Cinematographer

1999 SPARKLEHORSE (9min,16mm, Colour) Director, Editor, Cinematographer

1999 RED BRICK (5min, Video) Director, BRAVO FACT. Cinematographer

1998 FIND YOUR HOLY SELF (14min, Video) Director, Producer

1998 POMEGRANATE TREE (3min,16 mm,Colour) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

1997 PASSION CRUCIFIED (22min. 16mm, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor

1996 MY OWN OBSESSION (30min, 16mm, Colour) Director,Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

1995 DROWNING IN FLAMES (25min,16mm, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

1994 GIRL FROM MOUSH (5min,16mm, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

1993 PLATFORM (8min, 16mm, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

1992 VISIONS (4min, 16mm, Colour) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer