The 3rd Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival occurred in May 2009 and featured submissions highlighting the theme of "Generations."
In addition to screening selected films, Director Reza Badiyi, who holds the Directors Guild of America record for the most hours of TV directed, was honored with a Noor Iranian Film Festival Achievement Award. Mr Badiyi's work includes: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, The Incredible Hulk, and The Six Million Dollar Man.
Judges in 2009 included Brooke Adams (Monk), Esai Morales (NYPD Blue), Academy Awards Nominee Habib Zargarpour (Visual Effects), Rudi Bakhtiar (CNN Anchor), and Ali Pourtash (The Stoning of Soraya M).
Selected films from this year were also screened in Daytona Beach, Florida.