Family: Waiting for the Miracle

The family going through trials years ago, now lives a full life with a sense of gratitude.


Acolytes of Odzun

It was quite a pleasant surprise for Father Vrtanes Baghalyan, when his sons and daughter asked to participate in and help with the Liturgies. Petros, Soghomon and Seda started to learn sharakans along with mother… 

Father Vrtanes Baghalyan, Robert Mukuchyan

“When I was appointed to serve in Odzun, my life changed – new environment, new people, new friends. Father Vrtanes Baghalyan and Robert Mukuchyan now do not remember how they became friends, but remember and tell about their current friendship.

Rafayel Kotanjyan

“I am happy because my meeting with audience has always taken place. Whay do I have to say? I still have to express my say, but how and when, I still don’t know. Maybe it’s even better that I don’t know.”
National Artist of Armenia Rafayel Kotanjyan tells about his creative life offscreen.

Hovik Khalikyan, Ruben Vardanyan

“Chess players are like from another world, I enjoy friendship with them”, says Ruben Vardanyan.
“Friendship is the domain you created, and have to bear its liability”, - assuredly says Hovik Khalikyan.


Armenian Cinematography: First Republic

Every film is the reflection and document of its own era; the evaluation of historical events years after are changing. How much did the Armenian films made during Soviet era managed to maintain and describe the internal political situation of the First Republic? The TV program series “Offscreen” addresses the films “Delivery”, “Saroyan Brothers”, “Kikos”, “Mexican Diplomats” and “Orchestra Boys”. 

Father Yesayi Artenian, Ararat Levonyan

“A friendship is spontaneous, with no preconditions, just like ours is”, say Father Yesayi Artenian. Father Yesayi Artenian and Ararat Levonyan have different characters, but always come to common understanding. They remember with joy their trip to Jerusalem. 

Dilakian Brothers

“The cartoon “Found Dream” was created nearly four decades ago and now lives its own life”, say Dilakian brothers, - “we are happy that our only work is so much loved and recognizable, no matter that we are left offscreen”. 
Dilakians live in New York. The brothers tell about their appearance in Hye Film, what encounters changed their lives, would they ever return to shooting more cartoons etc. 


Arman Manaryan

The films “Tjvjik”, “Karine”, “Heghnar Water Spring”, “Earth and Gold”, “Comrade Panjuni” authored by Arman Manaryan are among the most significant compositions of the Armenian cinematography. Arman Manaryan’s friends Stepan Shakaryan, Robert Matevosyan, Levon Atoyants, Vrezh Petrosyan tell about the activities, hardships and successes of the film producing procecess. 

Armen Khojoyan, Vardan Fereshetyan

For painter Armen Khojoyan and writer Vardan Fereshetyan friendship means to understand each other without words. They enjoy reading poetry in the studio, play the piano and share silence…


The Christmas is replete with pleasant surprises for the heros of the TV series “Little Acolytes”. For the first time ever, they went up the altar of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and attended Divine Liturgy with the Supreme Patriarch. The little acolytes tell about the unforgettable day. 

Narek of St. Hovhannes Church

Narek dreams to become a world chess champion. We met him in St. Hovhannes Church of Yerevan. He goes to church every Sunday, wears vest and takes part in the Divine Liturgy.