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Announcing the Top Six Films of the 2011 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival!

Source: Farhang Foundation

The 2011 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival received 73 submissions from all over the globe, including the United States, Iran, Canada, and China to name a few. We are proud to announce that Farhang Foundation has selected the following six submissions as the finalists of this year's online film contest, based on their originality, creativity, storytelling, production value, and visualization of Iranian heritage.

The top 3 winners will be announced and awarded on March 13, 2011 before a live audience at Farhang Foundation's annual Nowruz celebrations, taking place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

For more information about the award presentation, please visit

Top 6 Films (in alphabetical order)

Farhang - The Culture
by Hamid Reza Azarkheil - Italy

The Kite by Maryam Tafakory - UK

Piadegan - Walkers by Alborz Kamalizad - USA

Red Wednesday by Nazanin Shirazi- USA

Silky Eloquence by Hossein Khandan - China

Spirit of Norouz by Kaveh Tehranian - USA

The Third Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival winners will be announced on March 13, 2011 during the award ceremoney at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and online at

About Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate the art and culture of Iranian-Americans in its widest extent. The foundation supports academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports cultural programs such as celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, films screenings and poetry reading in Southern Californioa. Farhang Foundation, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions plans major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more info visit:

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