SHIRINYAN Ara

Filmmaker of “Shoghakat” TV Company

Date and Place of Birth: June 13, 1957, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1974-1979 Kh.Abovyan Armenian Pedagogical Institute; Department of Culture; filmmaker

1994 UNESCO International Broadcasters’ Workshop (Seoul, South Korea)

2000 seminar on Investigative Journalism in Washington (AED)

Career:

2004-present filmmaker of “Shoghakat” TV

1999-present co-founder and filmmaker of “Versus” studio

1996-2004 filmmaker of public relations department of ”Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund

1982-1996 filmmaker at State Television of Armenia

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2000 “Investigative Journalists” NGO/Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia

Prizes/Awards:

2000 ”Best Director” at ”Shoghakat” Film Festival on spiritual theme

2001 ”Best Investigative Film ‘Mystery of Minas’ “ awarded by Internews Armenia public organization

2002 ”Honorable mention” for the documentary ”Outcasts“ at ”Picture This” film festival in Calgary (Canada)

Publications: “Azg“, “Molorak“, “Lragir“, “Aravot“newspapers, Public Television of Armenia, “Shoghakat“ TV company

Hobbies: music, football

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married, a daughter

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 51 72 28 (office), 53 05 58 (home)

E-mail: ara_shirinyan@hotmail.com