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  • The Story of Gord Afarid

    نقل گردآفرید
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2008 • Iran
    Naqali (Musical Narration) is an Iranian traditional solo theatre in which only men are allowed to perform. As a matter of fact, it's been forbidden for women to appear in a Naqali performance. The place for this theatre has usually been teaho...

  • Khoniyar`s Children

    In a small village in Iran, four siblings, all over 70 and never married, live together. The villagers shun them, as they believe they are doomed, damned or both, leaving the brothers and sisters to live out their lives in solitude.

  • Zari

    Zari is a rural woman who lives in Western Iran. When she was 11 years old, her parents forced her to marry a 25-year-old man – the beginning of her challenging life. She is different from other rural women though: she drives a pickup truck and distributes gas to 16,000 villagers.

  • Beyond the fence

    Behnaz is a talented football player. Her dream is to play for the Iranian football team and in the European leagues. But being a girl and living in a small town in Iran presents difficulties.

  • Pure White

    Pure White explores the professional life of Parviz Fanizadeh, Iranian actor of the 60s and 70s cinema and theatre, through archival footage of his works and referring to his fellow artists.

  • Laughter in the Dark

    Laugher in the Dark tracks the historical changes and developments in the theater arts in the Iranian City of Isfahan from the late 1900s through to today. By tracing the works of pioneers in the field, and by incorporating footage of and interviews with well-known actors, directors, and historia...

  • Saman

    This film documents Saman’s final attempt to convince his father, an army lieutenant, to get him treatment in America and new development that changes their entire family forever.

  • To Kill a Sparrow

    In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes, including running away from unlawful forced marriages or marrying against a father's wishes. This is one woman’s story.

  • 9th of May 2014

    This short film follows a young woman named Neda and her friends on the day of her thesis defense. The handheld camera observes them during the defense, in the car, and later at an amusement park. It reveals the intimacy they share, their friendship, and the unbreakable bond that unites them.

  • The 17s

    “The 17s” is the story of four urban teenagers in contemporary Iran in their own words.
    In order to make a film about the lifestyle of these teens and see their point of views, which is quite different from the life of the previous generation, the filmmakers decided to place the camera in their h...

  • Our Brave Mama

    Simin Behbahani, one of the greatest contemporary poet in Iran, started composing lyric poems at the age of fourteen and at the age of forty she was one of the most famous poets of Iran.
    It is said that those poets who start composing poetry from adolescence, the source of their taste dries aroun...

  • The Cancelled Concert

    All the respected critics of Traditional Iranian Music, agree on one point and that is the fact that we will never see the like of PARVIZ YAHAGHI (SADIGHI PARSI) in the field of playing violin and composing.
    The fact that PARVIZ YAHAGHI was never allowed to give a concert after the revolution, wa...

  • Young Afghans

    افغان‌های جوان
    Directed by Makez Rikweda • 2010 • Afghanistan
    Young Afghans follows three charismatic students as they navigate their final year of university in Kabul. As Farzana, Mauj and Sabawoon discuss their hopes and dreams for the future, we also catch a glimpse of Afghanistan’s future. Sh...

  • About Father, About Death

    The filmmaker has lost his father whose personal belongings make the filmmaker reflect on the nature of death.

  • The Most Beautiful Country in the World

    The film follows a group of young migrants in Vienna who break through the administrative labyrinths of checkings and gaining status and residence. We see their anxieties, mutual encouragement and achievements - while mastering the foreign language, they demonstrate skills in their professions, c...