Christine Haroutounian is a filmmaker working in Los Angeles and Armenia. Her formally expressionistic films explore human dynamics involving exile, memory, duality, and loss. Christine’s background as an artist informs her cinematographic portraitures of diaspora wedged between fiction and non-fiction.
in 2012, She completed her Ba in Art from UCLA under the mentorship of James Welling and Catherine Opie, then worked as a producer before obtaining her MFA in Directing/production from the ucla school of theater, film & television.
her first short film, Fixed Water (2019) follows the searing dynamics of an older Armenian mother and daughter who are the same yet worlds apart. it had its world premiere in the official selection at the 2019 palm springs international shortfest and competed in the Student Competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes. she has received several awards for artistic merit including the hollywood foreign press association directing fellowship award and shirley clarke memorial fund award.
Christine is currently developing her first feature length film titled after dreaming, and in post-production for World, an experimental SHORT drama about sex, death, and empathy set in the Armenian countryside in the early 2000s.