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Salam Iran, A Persian Letter

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Salam Iran, A Persian Letter  Director: Jean-Daniel Lafond ~ 72 minutes ~ Canada “I first traveled to Iran with Amir, without ever leaving Montreal. Until the day when a new wind of hope sprang up across Tehran. After 18 years in exile, Amir had decided to return home. And I, to make a film. What seemed at first like a simple story quickly turned complex. In a country where the dead and martyred are more alive than the living, where the past is more present than the present, and w...

Tehran: Another Side

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Tehran: Another Side Director: Sam Ali Kashani ~ 63 minutes ~ Iran/US Like the majority of Iranian-American families that ultimately settled in California, Sam Ali Kashani’s family came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Sam however, was thoroughly American, leading a lifestyle typical of any young Californian. Therefore, his perspective of Iran was much like most Americans, colored by skewed media portrayals and political constructions. Yet, the Tehra...

Letters from America

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‘Letters from America’ revolves around the saga of a father and daughter and their impressions of America upon returning to the US after so many years. It is the testimony of a western educated Iranian intellectual who having returned to Iran to raise his family after living in America for many years; has once again returned to America to witness the changes that have taken place since he lived there. It is also the testimony of his nineteen years old daughter born in America and raised in p...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

Cannes Film Festival 2009: Films to look out for

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1. "Precious" starring Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, Director Lee Daniels"Lorsqu'a seize ans, Precious apprend à lire et à ecrire dans une école alternative, un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle. Un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle, Un monde où elle peut enfin parler, raconter ce qui l'étouffe. Un monde où toutes les fille peuvent deviner belles, fortes, indépendantes. Comme Precious....""When Precious, who is sixteen, learns to read and write at an Alternative School, she discovers a new ...

"No One Knows About Persian Cats" opens Certain Regard

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The section Certain Regard opens today with the presentation of No One Knows About Persian Cats by Bahman Ghabadi. The Iranian director gained international acclaim in Cannes in 2000 for his first feature film, A Time for Drunken Horses, which won the Camera d'Or award. He’s back this year with a portrait of Tehran, shot in a rush and without authorization, a story of Iranian youth fighting against repression and being bullied around. As his two heroes, underground musicians, desperately tr...

Sean Penn's Puzzle

Director: Mehdi Arjmand.
An enigmatic journey to find "Sean Penn" during his travel to Iran, by some one who reminds his memories through history and mind. Full with interviews about Sean Penn and his style of acting, and historical hints of America and Iran's relationship, film makes a puzzle of adventures and inspirations.

A Smile for fire

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Director: Parinaz Hashemi.
None for the moment

Tehran International Short Film Festival ( Tisff )

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TISFF is the most important and prestigious short film festival not only in Iran but also in the whole region .

Igff

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This festival is a 2nd Festival for International Environmental films will be heldon in Tehran ,Iran All formated will be accepted, regulation is put on our site

Tehran Internatioanl Film Festival

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Tehran International Short Film Festival Categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Tehran International Animation Festival

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Tehran animation Festival is a competitive festival which is taking place biennially by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. The main idead is to promot animation and broden the cultural interchange.

Tehran Short Film Festival

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Tehran 8th International and 20th National Short Film Festival

Roshd International Film Festival

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Films about science, worldwide culture and customs, young people, sport and health affairs at schools

Iran's Ever-Reliable Cinema Once Again Fresh and Fantastic at DIFF 2008

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is a rich source of the best in international film, and fans of Iran’s ceaselessly productive and always interesting cinema industry can count on finding Persian film gems at DIFF 2008—including a film with a Dubai connection. Morality and family life concern director Majid Majidi, whose award-winning The Song of Sparrows is Iran’s entry for the 2009 Academy Awards. Innocent Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, leading a simple a...

The Iranian Film Week in Budapest line up

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Ten films by nine directors, veterans and promising newcomers, most of them recent productions, give insight into contemporary Iran at this festival organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Hungarian National Film Archive. All films will be screened in the original version with English subtitles and simultaneous Hungarian translation through ear-phones. November 20, 6:30 p.m.So Close So FarThis admirable film changes your ideas about God by showing the ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008 reveals award winners

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Sheffield Doc/Fest has confirmed its place as the premier documentary festivals in the UK. This year’s festival saw a record number of 1,545 film submissions, of which 154 were selected: the largest amount of films screened in the festival’s 15 year history.A total of 1,300 delegates travelled to the festival from over 23 countries to attend the festival. There was a total of 140 buyers and 250 speakers this year, held together by over 150 staff members and volunteers.The festival’s succes...

Batumi International Art-House Film Fest Awards

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23-29 October of 2008, Batumi hosted III Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF). The BIAFF jury headed by Mr. Pawel Pawlikowski (UK) and consisting of four members, Rezo Esadze (Georgia), Zinovy Zinik (UK), Cezary Harasimowicz (Poland), Mohsen Amiryoussefi (Iran), have awarded the BIAFF 2008 prizes in the following nominations: GRAND PRIX __ "Women See Lot of Things" by Meira Asher (Netherlands / Israel), 2007BEST FEATURE FILM - Klass by Ilmar Raag, Estonia, 2007BEST ...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

La quinzaine des réalisateurs

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Sélection parallèle du festival depuis 1968, la quinzaine des réalisateurs avait été lancée par la Société des réalisateurs de films (SRF) afin de promouvoir le cinéma dit d'auteur ou indépendant en projetant des films « gratuitement, sans palmarès et sans censure ». Cette année marque la quarantième édition de cette contre-manifestation au festival et présente une sélection de vingt-deux longs métrages dont quatre français (la plus grosse part).   Les vingt-deux ...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

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