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Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco: September 26-27, 2015


Venue: San Francisco Art Institute- 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tickets on Sale Now! Click here for: Films & Schedule/Tickets/Venue
September 26-27, 2015

Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, will present 33 films from ten countries at its 8th annual event. The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, short, music...

The tribute this year is for Gohar Kheirandish, a legendary stage and screen actress who will be present on Saturday, September 26 at 7:45 pm.

Gohar Kheirandish

Among the highlights are Mohsen Makhmalbaf's latest film, The President, the story of an imaginary place, which its President is on the run with his five-year-old grandson following a coup d'etat.

A scene from "The President" directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

And also Bahman Ghobadi's latest film, Words with Gods, an exploration of the relationship between different cultures and religion. 

Bahman Ghobadi

The U.S. premiere of Taboo directed by Khosro Masoumi, is the story of a 67 years old Iranian landowner in spite of having 3 legal wives is pushing one of his workers - who has a beautiful 24 years old daughter [played by Elnaz Shakerdoost] - to force her into marrying him. Beautifully shot against the Iranian landscape in Northern Iran. 

A scene from Taboo directed by Khosro Masoumi

There are several documentaries: I Want to be a King, Out of Focus, The [Iron] Sheik,  Transcription...animation: Beach Flags, One Thousand and One Teardrops, One of Thousands...shorts: The Salt Man, The Well, Talk Radio Tehran, Let Our Men Six Years Six Centuries, Yar, Emotions of Tomorrow...


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Please support the festival any way you can, and be a part of it.

The tickets and passes are available now, online: here.


Iranian Film Festival (IFF), the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, with no affiliation to any political or religious organizations, launched in 2008, is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the worldİ. IFF is also a platform for the Iranian filmmakers living around the globe to express their vision and talent through the artistic medium of film. Iranian Film Festival (IFF) was established to support the Iranian film and culture in the Iranian-American community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

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