Vatche Boulghourjian is a Lebanese filmmaker. He holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Film Program, where he was a departmental fellow. Before attending NYU, Boulghourjian worked throughout the Middle East on documentaries for television while also independently making shorts, experimental films, and documentaries. Fifth Column, his thesis film, received a production grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and in 2010 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Cinéfondation’s Selection, where it was awarded Third Prize. His films have screened at festivals worldwide, garnering critical attention and numerous awards. Boulghourjian’s first feature Tramontane was selected to premiere in the feature film competition of the 55th Edition of La Semaine de la Critique / Critic’s Week in Cannes 2016.