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.

Emil has worked as a Director of Photography on music videos, documentaries, and short films, specializing in 35mm and 16mm motion picture film, and is an experienced steadicam operator.

Screened around the world, The True North Project has been acclaimed as ambassador of the ideologies and sensibilities of Canada to the world, spreading a message of peace, reconciliation, and finding home. Directed by Emil Agopian.


BEST DOCUMENTARY: Monaco International Film Festival

BEST EDITING: London International Cinema Festival

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY FEATURE WINNER: Amsterdam International Film Festival

FINALIST: European Cinematography Awards

The True North Project is a celebration of Canada’s multiethnic society and its ongoing process of reconciliation with the indigenous community. In this celebration of diversity, artists from vastly different backgrounds are brought together to create a collaborative work for orchestra. The documentary focuses on national identity and the idea of where “home” is, in a country where 20 percent of the population is foreign born. The film offers insights into the creative processes of artists from different cultural backgrounds and from different regions of Canada, as they work together towards a common goal. The documentary is about hope for the future, and brings attention to the enrichments brought by the coexistence of different peoples and cultures within the framework of a nation.