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on 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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on 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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on 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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on August 15, 2014

2014 Official Selections are announced!

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