Garo Berberian is a British filmmaker born in Chiswick, London, the grandchild of refugees escaping the Ottoman empire and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Garo graduated from Berkshire School of Art and Design with a merit in Photography, also winning Fuji’s student street photography award, he then moved into Broadcast Television, rising up through the ranks from editor to director, working on numerous award-winning television, documentary, commercial and hard hitting viral campaigns.
Garo’s first short film - “Return of the Tyke”, was the winner of the Best Short audience award at the 2014 ARPA film festival in Los Angeles.
Garo’s new film “Taniel” inspired by his family’s personal experience in the Armenian Genocide, looks at the tragedy through film noir and a narrative in poetry through the eyes of Poet Taniel Varoujan.
“Taniel” is screening globally on the festival circuit and has won two awards at BIFF, Bermuda International Film Festival for Best Direction and the Audience Choice Award and Best Short Film at ARPA international Film Festival.
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Official Selection
Taniel
WAFF
Worcester MA
2019
Official Selection
Taniel
Socially Relevant Film Festival
New York
2019
Official Selection
Taniel
Montecatini International Film Festival
Montecatini
2019
Official Selection
Taniel
SOSE International Film Festival
Yerevan
2019
Official Selection
Taniel
Short to the Point Film Festival
Bucharest
2019
Official Selection
Taniel
DC Shorts Film Festival
Washington
2018
Official Selection
Taniel
Pomegranate International Film Festival
Toronto
2018
Official Selection
Taniel
Screenplay Film Festival
Lerwick
2018
Official Selection
Taniel
AFFSydney
Sydney
2018
Official Selection
Taniel
GAIFF - Golden Apricot International Film Festival - Yerevan
Yerevan
2018
Official Selection
Taniel
GAIFF - Golden Apricot International Film Festival - Gyumri
GAIFF
2018
Winner - Best Short Film
Taniel
ARPA International Film Festival - Winner Best Short Film
Los Angeles
2018
Audience Choice Award
Taniel
BIFF - Bermuda International Film Festival - Winner Audience Choice Award
Hamilton
2018
Best Direction
Taniel
BIFF - Bermuda International Film Festival - Winner Outstanding Director Award
Hamilton
2018
Birth Date
May 23, 1967
Birth City
London
Current City
London
Hometown
London
Height
5ft 9 inches
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
British / Armenian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
Children
2
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