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Huffington Post Coverage of NIFF

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Huffington Post recognizes the Noor Iranian Film Festival's effort to promote cross cultural dialog through the medium of film.

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Catherine Dent Confirms as Judge

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Catherine Dent is thrilled to be returning to Noor Film Festival where her short film, Silk, was nominated last year. A native of Baton Rouge, Catherine is most known as the tough but vulnerable street cop, Dani Sofer, on the acclaimed FX series, The Shield. She made her film debut opposite Paul Newman in, Nobody’s Fool, and has since been in many notable films such as 21 Grams, Auto Focus, The Majestic, and Someone Like You.

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2014 Reza Badiyi Achievement Award

Friday, September 12, 2014

Noor Iranian Film Festival is proud to announce Shaun Toub as the recipient the 2014 Reza Badiyi Achievement Award. The award will be presented during the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Omid Abtahi confirms as a judge!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

OMID ABTAHI was born in Tehran, Iran. He lived there until the age of five before moving with his family to Paris, France. Shortly after he moved to the United States and eventually settled in Irvine, California.

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Actress Mahnaz Afshar confirms as a judge!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Mahnaz Afshar was born in Tehran on June 11, 1977. After graduating college, one of her relatives who was the Theater Affairs Assistant in "Soureh" college introduced her to "Hannaneh" Art institute. Having studied video editing in the following years, she participated in assembly job of "Ketabe Avval" training materials, directed by Darioush Mehrjooii. Later on, she was invited by Ms. Shamsi Fazl Elahi to act in a TV series called "Gomshodeh" (Lost) directed by Mr. Masud Navaii, making this her first acting debut.

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Join our crowd funding campaign

Monday, August 25, 2014

The festival is now in it's 7th year. So far it's been personally funded and operated by the co-founders, but it's time to take it the next level. We need your help to truly anchor NIFF in the community and ensure it will endure. Through this campaign you can purchase your tickets to this year's festival while supporting it's efforts to raise money. Regardless of where you live in the world, you can contribute to our campaign.

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2014 Official Selections Announced

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 Official Selections are announced!

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NIFF returns to San Diego for the 2nd time

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Iranian Student Association (ISTA) at UCSD presents Highlights from The Sixth Noor Iranian Film Festival at UCSD. Join us for the screening of breathtaking movies on April 26th and 27th. The festival will include screening of several movies followed by Q&A and discussion.

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VOA coverage of Iranian Women in Film & TV event

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

View video of VOA coverage of Iranian Women in Film & TV event.

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Iranian Women in Film & TV - Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Noor Iranian Film Festival in association with Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference proudly present a Panel Discussion and Seminar with Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mahnaz Afshar, Nazanin Boniadi, and Necar Zadegan. Moderated by Homa Sarshar. All panelists are confirmed to be in attendance.

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Submission Opens for 7th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The 7th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival is launching its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works. Submissions will open on March 15, 2014 and end on July 15, 2014. Accepted films will be eligible for category-specific Audience Favorite Awards and Programmers & Celebrity Judges Choice Awards. Filmmakers will be notified of their acceptance status by August 15, 2014. The festival will be held in Los Angeles in October 2014.

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NIFF returns to Daytona Beach, FL for the 4th time

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Noor Iranian Film Festival returns to Daytona Beach, Florida for the 4th time. Coverage provided by the Daytona Beach News Journal.

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2013 Winners are announced

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Splash Magazine coverage of the 2013 Noor Iranian Film Festival award winners.

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6th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival begin

Friday, October 18, 2013

The 6th annual Noor Iranian Film Festival begins today! Join us for film screenings, panel discussions and the Awards Ceremony.

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Hawk Koch to present 2013 NIFF Achievement Award

Sunday, September 29, 2013

We are happy to announce that Mr. Hawk Koch will be presenting Shohreh Aghdashloo with the 2013 NIFF Achievement Award at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on October 24th at The Skirball Center.

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Farajallah Heidari confirms as a judge

Friday, August 30, 2013

We are proud to announce that Mr. Farajallah Heidari has accepted our invitation to be the final judge of the 2013 NIFF.

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