Roza Melkumyan 24 posts
As a member of the FF2 Media team, Roza writes features and reviews and coaches other associates and interns. She joined the team as an intern during her third year of study at New York University. There she individualized her major and studied narrative through a cultural lens and in the mediums of literature, theatre, and film. At school, Roza studied abroad in Florence and London, worked as a Resident Assistant, and workshopped a play she wrote and co-directed. After graduating, she spent six months in Spain teaching English and practicing her Spanish. In 2019, she spent a year in Armenia teaching university English as a Fulbright scholar. She has continued to live in Armenia, and loves every second of it. Her love of film has only grown over the years, and she is dedicated to providing the space necessary for female filmmakers to prosper.

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Behind the Scenes with ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Animator Tess Martin

When I stumbled upon the work of filmmaker and visual artist Tess Martin, I was at once delighted and fascinated by both the mediums she uses and the ideas she explores. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Martin’s work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and “their potential to explore the human condition.”
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From Armenia With Love, Roza Melkumyan Presents ‘SWAN: Armenian Women in Film’

On May 24th, 2021, at the Birthright Armenia office, I facilitated a panel with three bright, talented Armenian women filmmakers, Lilit Movsisyan, Emily Mkrtichian, and Victoria Aleksanyan. We discussed their past, present, and future projects and their experiences in the film industry and their unique perspectives as women on the Armenian film scene. We also screened clips from their work.
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Confidence, Comedy & Collaborative Costuming: Meet Costume Designer Leesa Evans

As part of our 10th- anniversary tribute to the modern comedic classic Bridesmaids, Roza Melkumyan explores the filmography of its costume designer, Leesa Evans, who has costumed and collaborated with some of today’s funniest female comedians!
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Fashion Group International & New York Women in Film & Television Present: ‘Fashion & the First Ladies’

On Friday, March 12th, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Fashion Group International (FGI) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) teamed up to present a virtual panel discussing the “iconic looks from our First Ladies of government.” It covered the role that fashion plays in history, politics, and American culture as a whole.
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Women — Past and Present — in the American South: Meet Costume Designer Elizabeth McBride

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Roza Melkumyan explores the filmography of its costume designer, Elizabeth McBride, who costumed some of the most iconic characters in the history of American cinema. 
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From Period to Fantasy to Contemporary: A Reflection on the Role of Costumes in Film & TV

March is Women’s History Month! And in the spirit of the season, FF2 Media has teamed up with the female-led podcast OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia to celebrate women filmmakers through open discussion. In last week’s episode, Creating A Body in Space: The Craft Behind Film, Nicole Ackman and I had the pleasure of talking with Jillian and Sophia about the significance of costume design in film and television.
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