Portraits – Rouben Mamoulian, Henri Verneuil, Ara Vahuni, analysis of old and new films, meetings with filmmakers visiting Armenia – Emir Kusturica, Roman Balayan, reflections on film festivals held in Yerevan, namely “Golden Apricot”, “It’s Me”…
Men of the world of films present interesting stories, known and unknown films off-screen.
Frequency: Friday, at 22:20
Rerun: Saturday, at 12:40

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.

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”. 

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. 

Lilit Hovhannisyan

Lilit Hovhannisyan was not an actor by profession, but the movies where she acted have been foreven encarved in the history of Armenian cinema: “The Heart is Singing”, “What's All the Noise of the River about?”, “01-99”, “The Mystery of Mountain Lake”. How she ever emerged into cinema: her cousins and daughter tell about it. Humorous, charming and unpredictable; this is how Lilit Hovhannisyan is remembered offscreen. 

Hrant Matevosyan

“We and Our Mountains”, “Autumn Leaf”, “The Master”, “This Green, Red World” rank among the best films of Hay Film. Hrant Matevosyan stepped into Hay Film with great difficulty. His signature was not accepted all at one in cinematography. 
How was in real life and offscree are communicated by Davit Matevosyan, Aneta Yerznkyan, Lida Gevorgyan, Mayranush Grigoryan.

Frunze Dovlatyan

In the 1960-ies, the world came to know the Armenian film anew through the film “Hellow, This is Me” of Frunze Dovlatyan. His films “Saroyan Brothers”, “Delivery”, “Live Long”, “Solitary Walnut-Tree”, “Longing”, and “Chronicles of Yerevan Days” still bear their modernity. Frunze Dovlatyan is presented on- and offscreen.


Edmond Keosayan

“I am an irreparable optimist, and my films reflect it: the planet is small so the good should always win”, - says Edmond Keosayan. His films are notorious and loved. Actress Laura Gevorgyan and film critic Robert Matosyan tell us how the movies “The Elusive Avengers”, “When September Comes”, “The Men” and others were produced.

Galya Novents

It is with inner warmth and love that the friends of Galya Novents – Hrachya Gasparyan, Albert Mkrtchyan and Sergey Arakelyan remember offscreen how she’d never been obssessed with receiving a role, how silent and patient she was in real life. 

Ruben Gevorgyants

Film director Ruben Gevorgyants can’t imagine his life without film, humor and friends. And his friends can’t imagine Ruben Gevorgyants is already 70 years old. In the day of our filming, he was together with his friends under one roof and the years seemed to be retreating...

Amazing Frunz

“Tango of Our Childhood”, “The Song of Old Days”, “We and Our Mountains”, “Father” and many other films became so dear to us through our favorite actor. Mher Mkrtchyan, our dear Frunz, lived a difficult and amazing life. The roles he played were lively, direct and talented and couldn’t leave anyone unmoved. You cannot speak about Frunz without joy, sadness and affection...

Vrezh Petrosyan

“I believe in fate, because it was with great difficulty and in an older age that I was able to break through the doors of cinematography”, says Merited Artist, film director and operator Vrezh Petrosyan. 
The documentaries “Never-Еnding Class Break”, “Mission to Live” turned to be crucial in his life. Thoughts on the road he passed, auteurist, new cinematographical thinking expressed by Vrezh Petrosyan presented offscreen.