Director, documentarian, animator and producer, Emil has directed documentaries in China, Europe, the USA, and across Canada. His latest feature, The True North Project, has garnered international awards for Directing and Animation/Editing, was a finalist for the European Cinematography Awards, won Best Documentary at the Monaco International Film Festival, and was screened at other festivals worldwide.



"I am always looking for original voices that will distinguish our creative projects. Emil is the type of distinctive creator I enjoy working with. His work looks and feels ‘different’ without being quirky or contrived. His films speak eloquently and clearly in a sophisticated but natural manner. They make me pay attention."


- Paul Dornian, President & CEO

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

"It is not often that I come across as passionate, creative, capable, and impressive a young artist as Emil Agopian."


- Dr. Moses Renert, Director and Founder

Renert School

As a writer, director, and producer, Emil has produced and directed impacting and successful documentaries for highly regarded organizations such as Morningside Music Bridge International, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the University of Calgary.

A trained musician himself, Emil has made music videos for award winning and Juno nominated artists, composers, and ensembles, and is well regarded for his deep connection to music and visual pioneering. Reviewed by outlets like The National Post and the Toronto Star, his music videos have gone viral on YouTube and been screened at museums, events, performances and festivals, and have received national TV coverage.

Emil’s short films have screened internationally at film festivals like YofiFest New York, and The Calgary International Film Festival, a recent film receiving a stellar review by Yair Raveh, one of Israel's leading film critics.

Headshot: Marius Daniel Matis

Image to the right: Lucas Schroeder

Other images and content sampled from Emil Agopian Film productions

Bio: Amy Wilson

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