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Amartei Kobla Armar // Director

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Amartei Kobla Armar is the product of a Ghanaian father and an African-American mother. Living in between both cultures, he spent most of his childhood creating stories that combined Ghanaian and American forms of storytelling with his older brother. 

Years later, these early experiences served to fuel his dreams in becoming a filmmaker, with a particular interest in creating stories that revolved around cultural identity and belonging. With his mind set on being a writer for film, Amartei enrolled in the UBC B.F.A Film Production Program where he learned the ins and outs of filmmaking. 

His final thesis and debut short film, Arc, won him several accolades at UBC and went on to win more awards at various international festivals around the world. 

In between directing and producing various types of films, he spends his time writing stories of adventure. He is currently based in Accra, Ghana. 

 

Press & Awards

  • Official Selection - International Music Video Underground Film Festival 2017  -  "Too Many Feelings" 

  • Official Selection - Grove Film Festival 2017  -  "Too Many Feelings" 

  • Best Student Short Award - Vancouver Short Film Festival 2016  -  "Arc" 

  • Creators Vancouver Interview 2015

  • Official Selection - Portsmouth International Film Festival 2015  -  "Arc" 

  • Official Selection - New Hampshire Film Festival 2015  -  "Arc"

  • Best Student Production (Nominee) - Leo Awards 2015  -  "Arc" 

  • Official Selection - Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation 2015  -  "Arc"

  • Official Selection - Capital City Black Film Festival 2015  -  "Arc"

  • Official Selection - Jozi Film Festival 2015  -  "Arc"

  • Official Selection - Action on Film Festival 2014  -  "Arc"

  • Outstanding Achievement in Directing - U.B.C. POV Film Festival 2014 - "Arc"

  • Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting - U.B.C. POV Film Festival 2014  -  "Arc"