LACMA Rings in Persian New Year with Shorts Fest

LACMA Rings Persian New Year with

Farhang Foundation gala spotlights Iranian heritage through film, video and animation

The fifth annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival will kick off a weekend of events celebrating Nowruz (Persian New Year) on Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

“With the best picture Oscar win for ‘Argo,’ Iran in pop culture and cinema is at an all-time high,” said Farhang trustee and fest committee chair Mark Amin, CEO of Sobini Films. “Each year’s submissions, which come to us from the U.S., Iran, many parts of Europe and the Far East, remind us of the universal language of the cinematic arts.”

The six films competing for prizes will be screened and an awards ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater. Cash awards will be given to the top three films. The six films are “And We Pass By” (Iran), “Distant Words” (Australia), “Karbafi” (Iran), “Khourosh Ali Khan: Jazz Fusion in Iran” (U.S.), “Namaki “(Iran) and “Rostam in WonderLand — Sohrab’s Blood” (Iran).

All six films will screen again Sunday at LACMA, as part of the Nowruz celebration, which also includes music and dance performances, artwork and Persian food.

Tickets to the awards ceremony and reception are $35 for LACMA members, $45 for non-members. More information is available at or at

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 12

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. moto-king says:

    There’s definately a lot to find out about this issue.
    I really like all the points you have made.

  2. Frvi says:

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually realize what you are speaking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my site =).
    We will have a hyperlink trade agreement between us

  3. pirktukas says:

    Quality articles or reviews is the crucial to interest the visitors to visit the web page, that’s what
    this website is providing.

  4. Although these are commonly believed to provide a
    less secure grip than denture creams, they also cause far less mess.
    Even in dental patients with poor alveolar bone support
    denture stability during function can be successfully achieved.
    Up until now, denture cream has been considered completely harmless, only
    holding the teeth in the head and nothing else.

  5. Good respond in return of this query with firm arguments and explaining all about that.

  6. We absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content for yourself?
    I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on most of the subjects you
    write concerning here. Again, awesome site!

  7. Ayesha Tozzi says:

    Whats up this is ƙinda of off toƿic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWϒG editors or if you have
    to manually code witɦ HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but ɦave
    no cߋding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with exρeriencе.
    Any help would be enormously apρгeciateԀ!

  8. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high
    quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site.
    Reading this info So i’m satisfied to convey that I have a very good uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed.
    I so much unquestionably will make certain to don?t omit this web site and give it a look regularly.

  9. Liliana says:

    Cadillac described himself as a former hefty
    cigarette smoker, and stated he started vaping as an alternative because cigarettes were getting too costly.

  10. Hi there! This article could nnot be writrten any better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept talking about this. I will send this post to
    him. Fairfly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Bland mustache twirling poor guys.

  12. This article provides clear idea designed for the new users of blogging,
    that in fact how to do blogging and site-building.

More Film News from Variety