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2014 Farhang Short Film Festival's Top Six Nominees Selected

Source: Farhang Foundation

Screening of submissions and awards ceremony to take place on March 22nd at LACMA's Leo S. Bing Theater

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 17, 2014 - The Top 6 Nominees of the 6th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival have officially been announced. They are Aghaye Past (Canada), Brain of Terror (USA), Bride of Rain (Iran), K-von Presents: A Splash of Nowruz (USA), Lady with Flower-Hair (Iran), andLegend of Gheysar (USA).

More than 110 submissions were received this year from all over the world, including the United States, Iran, Canada, UK, Italy, and Malaysia all competing for top honors at Farhang's 2014 Short Film Festival and an opportunity to win $10,000 (first place), $5,000 (second place) or $3,000 (third place).

"We are pleased to say that this year we received one of our most diverse and dynamic array of submissions to date," said Mark Amin, Farhang Foundation board member and chair of its Film Festival Committee. "While this made it very challenging to select only six finalists, we are delighted to know that the world has many talented artists each with a unique eye for storytelling and a deep passion for Iranian culture."

This year, the screening of the top six films, an award ceremony recognizing the top three films, and an exclusive reception in honor of the filmmakers, with a red carpet arrival, will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the Leo S. Bing Theater in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of Farhang Foundation's two-day Nowruz festivities at the museum. Tickets for this special evening, co-sponsored by LACMA's Art of the Middle East CONTEMPORARY and Farhang Foundation, are $35 for LACMA members and $45 for non-members. Tickets will be available starting March 1st; for additional information, visit

Since 2009, Farhang's film festival has called on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage in hopes. The festival seeks to provide a forum for individuals to use their creativity and talent to spark interest in Iranian culture. For more information on the film festival and to watch winning submissions from past years, visit

To learn more about Farhang's 6th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA, visit

6th Annual Short Film Festival & Nowruz Celebration at LACMA

About Farhang Foundation

Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit

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