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 for several years throughout the Middle East on documentaries for television networks while also making his independent shorts, experimental films, and documentaries. Fifth Column, Boulghourjian’s thesis film at NYU, received a production grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and in 2010 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Cinéfondation program, where it was awarded Third Prize. His films have screened at festivals worldwide, garnering critical attention and numerous awards.