COCONUT CREEK, FL – Bloodless: The Path to Democracy documentary feature film snatched two of the top awards at the prestigious 21st Beverly Hills Film Festival–The Golden Palm Award and Best Feature Documentary award–during the May 2nd Awards Ceremony, held virtually due to the pandemic. The Feature Documentary film, Bloodless, by four-time regional Emmy award- winning documentary filmmaker, Bared Maronian, captures the non-violent civil disobedience protests and social media campaigns during Armenia’s 2018 velvet revolution when opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan overthrew the decades-long, corrupt oligarchy power. The documentary, written by Bared Maronian and Silva Basmajian, and produced by Seda Grigoryan, Silva Basmajian, Bardig Kouyoumdjian and Bared Maronian.
“We are humbled that the jury, comprising Oscar winning industry professionals and industry leaders, extended high praise and selected Bloodless as the recipient of the Festival’s top awards out of the 150 films,” said filmmaker Bared Maronian, founder of Armenoid Productions, receiving news of the wins at Beverly Hills Film Festival.
The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with Hollywood, the festival hosts online screenings, networking events and industry seminars.
Armenoid Productions is a multi award-winning international film/TV production team with over two decades of experience in producing all genres of visual story telling from inception to completion with an emphasis on documentary filmmaking and a focus on human interest, human rights and social injustices. Armenoid Productions works in collaborations with the non-profit Cultural Impact Foundation, Inc., which helps advance and support multi-media projects that recognize and celebrate human benevolence and ingenuity, and help eradicate prejudice, discrimination, and other social injustices.