|Occupation(s)||Director, screenwriter, art director, production designer, politician|
Tigran Khzmalyan (also known as Xmalian) (Armenian : Տիգրան Խզմալյան) is an Armenian independent filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and political activist. Since 2018, Khzmalyan has served as the Chairman of the European Party of Armenia.
Between 1988–1990, Khzmalyan was a participant in the Karabakh movement for the unification of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. Between 1991–1993, he worked as a war correspondent for Armenian and international media in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as an information assistant to the chairman of the Nagorno-Karabakh Supreme Council, Georgi Petrosian. Between 1993–1996, he worked as a political analyst for the Armenian Assembly of America, a lobby group of the Armenian diaspora in Washington, D.C. Between 1997–1998, he was appointed a Deputy Director of UNDP in Armenia. Between 1998–2005, he was the general manager of Yerevan Film Studio. In 2009, together with Jirair Sefilian and Alexander Yenikomshian, Khzmalyan founded the Sardarapat Movement.
In early 2012, Khzmalyan was one of the leaders of the Mashtots Park Movement. Since 2014, he quit his cooperation with the Sardarapat Movement due to disagreements on the role of Russia in the Russo-Ukrainian War and in regional developments. Khzmalyan held an anti-Kremlin position, claiming that Vladimir Putin and his KGB regime had annihilated Armenian statehood and colonized Armenia. In 2016, he joined veteran dissident Paruyr Hayrikyan in a pro-Western political movement, called Independence. He underwent three trials on accusations of disobedience to the police during public rallies in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
On 6 November 2018, Tigran Khzmalyan along with his supporters, established the European Party of Armenia (EPA), being elected as the party's Chairman.
In May 2020, Khzmalyan endorsed and joined the National Democratic Pole.
On 10 May 2021, Khzmalyan announced that the European Party of Armenia is leaving the National Democratic Pole alliance, and that the party would participate in the 2021 Armenian parliamentary elections independently.
Khzmalyan participates in the Standing Committee on European Integration as an observer member.
The European Party of Armenia nominated Khzmalyan as their candidate for Mayor of Yerevan prior to the 2023 Yerevan City Council election. Following the election, the EPA received just 1.11% of the vote, failing to gain any seats in the Yerevan City Council.
|1991||The Lesson||35mm, b/w, 10 min, feature||Special Prize of the 1st Armenian Film Festival, 1993|
|1996||Black&White||35 mm,b/w, 30 min, feature||Grand Prix of Antalya International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 1996|
2nd Prize of the Regensburger Short Film Festival, Germany, 1997
Best Short Film Award of the Kinoshock Film Festival, Russia, 1998
|1998||Soccer of 1973||Beta-SP, 24 min, documentary|
|1998||Death of King||Beta-SP, 26 min, documentary||Special Jury Prize of the Yalta International TV Festival, 2000|
|2000||Pierlequin or Lighter Than Air||35 mm, color, b/w, 100 min, feature||Jury Special Prize of Istanbul Film Festival, 2001 |
Best Actor Prize of Kinoshock Film Festival, Russia, 2001
“Movie Magic” Prize of the Film Critics Listapad Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus, 2001
|2001||Velvet Revolution # 88||Beta-SP, 22 min, documentary|
|2001||5165||Beta-SP, 27min, documentary|
|2001||Sister of Mercy||Beta-SP, 27 min, documentary|
|2001||Once Upon A Time In Armenia||Beta-SP,44 min, musical feature|
|2002||Marina V./ Vagina M.||DVD, 15 min, animation|
|2003||33 Minutes About Peleshian||DVD, 33 min, documentary|
|2003||Ruben Hakhverdyan, the Postman||DVD, 58 min, documentary|
|2004||Aram Khachaturyan Century||DVD, 35 min, documentary||World’s Best Multi Media Culture Project Award of 2005|
Bahrein-Tunisia Multi media Contest, 2005
|2004||Lovember||35 mm, b/w, 97 min, feature|
|2005||Armin Wegner, the Genocide Photographer||DVD, 34 min, b/w, documentary|
|2006||A Splinter||DV, 34 min, documentary|
|2006||From Artsakh to Javakhk, from Araks to Kura River||DV, 42 min, documentary|
|2007||Yerevan’s Greatest Secret||DV, 44 min, documentary|
|2008||Sardarapat deja vu||DV, 68 min, documentary|
|2008||Opera||DV, 10 min, documentary|
|2009||Portrait of Jesus Alive||DV, 49 min, documentary|
|2009||Armenia minus A1plus||DV, 23 min, documentary|
|2010||Tigranakert||DV, 96 min, documentary|
|2010||To Ararat||DV, 32 min, documentary|
|2014||Armenian Queens||DV, 96 min, documentary|
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