Producer: Huseyin Karabey, Sevil Demirci
Director: Eric Nazarian
Script: Eric Nazarian
Director of Photography: Emre Erkmen
Production Designer: Emre Yurtseven, Meral Efe
Composer: Udi Hrant, Petag, Taniel Tuncer Koyuncu
Sound: Umut Senyol, Kostas Filyakidis
Editor: Mary Stephen
Cast: Jacky Nercessian, Serra Yilmaz, Gorkem Yeltan, Esin Harvey
Unutma Beni Istanbul Productions
Bolis tells the story of Armenak Muradian, a Diaspora Armenian oud musician and the descendant of Genocide survivors, who returns to Istanbul to participate in an oud festival. Arriving with mixed emotions and a 1909 photograph of his grandfather, Armenak returns to his family’s old neighborhood in Kadikoy on a quest to find the location of his grandfather's turn-of-the-century oud shop and a family heirloom that disappeared on April 24, 1915. What unfolds is a serendipitous encounter with Reyhan, a Turkish widow whose antique store is the exact location where Armenak’s grandfather’s oud shop used to be.
Best Short Film, AFFMA (Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art) IF
Eric Nazarian (born 1976, Yerevan, Armenia)
Eric Nazarian is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and screenwriter, a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. He received the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Art & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for his original screenplay, Giants. In 2008, The Blue Hour, his first feature film, which World Premiere took place at the San Sebastian IFF, won Grand Prix of the Yerevan Golden Apricot IFF (Amenian Panorama) and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
A Quiet Passion (1999) Requiem for a Bolshevik (1999), Erotas (1999) , The Blue Hour (2007), Bolis (2011).