Private Project

September 19

Three university students attempt to rally their peers for an educational reform protest, but their individual struggles lead to
the protest's failure. The film unfolds in three parts, each
focusing on a different student (Nane, David, and Saten) revealing their personal challenges as the day of the protest repeats.

  • Astghik Ghazaryan
  • Astghik Ghazaryan
  • Astghik Ghazaryan
  • Mariam Ghalayan
    Key Cast
  • Van Khachatryan
    Key Cast
  • Tatev Vardanyan
    Key Cast
  • Gayane Hakhinyan
    Key Cast
    "Lusine (Lus)"
  • Tigran Gasparyan
    Key Cast
  • Apo Ardzivyan
    Key Cast
  • Sahak Manvelyan
    Director of Photography
  • Petros Goroyan
    Sound designer
  • Michael Sargsyan
    Sound designer
  • Christina Avagyan
    Set designer
  • Mushegh Mamikonyan
  • Albina Tunyan
    Makeup artist
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    420 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Yerevan state institute of theater and cinematography
  • "Umut'' film festival for young directors from CIS countries
    November 8, 2019
  • One Shot International Short film festival
    September 7, 2020
    Best Armenian Short Film
Distribution Information
  • Astghik Ghazaryan
    Country: Armenia
Director Biography - Astghik Ghazaryan

I am Astghik Ghazaryan, 24 years old. I completed my degree in Feature Film Directing at the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and
Cinematography in 2021.

I made 2 documentaries for Public Television Company of Armenia. One is about famous Armenian actor Mher Mkrtchyan and the other one is about Armenian painters Harutyun and Armine Galentz.

As an independent director I made 2 short films: ''September 19'' (2019) and ''The doll named Lilith'' (2022).

Since the first year of my studies I have worked with different film production companies in various positions such as director, second director, line producer and director’s assistant.

Besides filmmaking I am interested in film (35mm) photography.

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Director Statement

The film is inspired by real events that unfolded
during my time as a student at Yerevan state institute
of theater and cinematography. A small group of
students (including me) organized a protest to
overthrow the head figures of the institute for
educational reforms that were expected to happen
after the 2018 revolution. Little changed following
both the revolution and our protest; the only notable
alteration was the replacement of the institute's

My goal was to show the political ambiguity
experienced by the youth: a generation struggling for
social, economical and ideological changes, only to be
met with an uncertain future.

This was my first film, so my primary focus was on the
visual department. However, a notable challenge
emerged as I faced the complexities of working with
actors lacking professional experience.