LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2015) – The Noor Iranian Film Festival has opened film submissions for its 8th annual festival. Submissions are open until June 30, 2015 through FilmFreeway.com
A non-profit, non-religious, and non-political organization, the Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) was created to shed light, or ‘noor,’ on Persian culture, helping to express the beauty of a culture that is commonly misperceived due to its portrayal in the media. The festival’s mission is to educate the non-Iranian community about the culture and heritage of Iranians around the world through the medium of cinema. Not without challenges, the festival supports filmmakers whose voice cannot be heard inside of Iran and around the world. For seven days, the NIFF hosts premieres, networking events, and panel discussions, culminating in the closing night Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California. The event is also dedicated to cultivating and promoting Iranian-American talent in Hollywood.