Armen Khachatryan

is an independent director, scriptwriter, and producer. He was born in Yerevan in 1961. In 1984, he graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (S.E. Medynsky workshop). In 1984-2015, he worked at “Armenfilm” and “HAYK” film studios. He took part in creating more than 45 documentary and fiction films. His films were shown in almost 50 countries across Europe, Asia, and America and he is laureate of many awards. Currently, Armen is at the head of creative workshops in Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Film where he is a professor. He is also a member of Armenian Film Academy.


(Selected Filmography) Only 4 Hours, 1990; Republic Armenia, 1994; Roaming Alone, 1998; Black Moon, 2001; Fairy-Tale of a Winged Horse 2002; Under Constellation of Pisces, 2004; Hope, Faith, Love, 2006; Grigor Gurzadyan, 2007; I Live, 2009; Steel Gates, 2010; We Exist… 2012; My Border, 2012; Return, or We Exist…2, 2014; The Wall of Dreams, 2014; Last Wish, 2016.

Steel Gates (12+)

Armenia, 2010, 57 min.
Director: Armen Khachatryan
In a small town, there lives – or rather merely exists – one of the most notable Armenian Artists, Apresik Aloyan. "I only hope I’m going to Paradise, at least there I can get a normal life", he likes saying, “because in heavens many are going to bump against the steel gates of Hell".


IFF Filmes Sobre Arte (Portugal, 2013) – Main Award.