• 1 November 2008 at 19 : 38 PM

    Grass: Untold Stories Published

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    Grass: Untold Stories Published

    Mazda Publisher has announced that the hardcover edition of Grass: Untold Stories by Bahman Maghsoudlou will be out before the end of the year. This is the second book by the author in English. His first book was Iranian Cinema, which included an introduction by Andrew Sarris and was published by New York University in […]

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  • 5 September 2008 at 19 : 45 PM

    International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran

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    IFVC and the Ziba Foundation, the two organizations responsible for the first New York International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran, have collectively decided, based on the success of the first festival, that it should become a bi-annual event. Preparations will be made early next year to begin inviting submissions for the next festival, […]

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  • 1 August 2008 at 19 : 54 PM

    Pathfinder Pictures Releases IFVC films

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    After several months of negotiations, Pathfinder Picture signed a contract with IFVC for release of six of its productions. Pathfinder, based in Venice, California, has released more than two hundred films on DVD in North America, both foreign and domestic productions. The first new releases, to debut in October, will be Manhattan by Numbers, the […]

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  • 9 July 2008 at 19 : 04 PM

    Documentary Voices Pulling Focus in Dubai

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    Documentary Voices Pulling Focus in Dubai

    The First Documentary Voices Pulling Film Festival was held in Dubai from July 4th to 9th. Anisa Mehdi, a distinguished journalist and both a producer and director of films, is the artistic director, and Mahshid Zamani is managing director of this newborn festival. More than thirty filmmakers were invited and participated in this four-day event. […]

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  • 1 July 2008 at 19 : 39 PM

    “Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty” Published

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    “Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty” Published

    Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty, by Bahman Maghsoudlou, the first book from a series about how IFVC films are made, was published by the Ketab Corporation in Los Angeles on July 1st. Bahman Maghsoudlou, the producer of this feature documentary, dedicated this book to his younger brother Behrouz Maghsoudlou, who passed away during the […]

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  • 10 June 2008 at 19 : 58 PM

    Ardeshir Mohasses Exhibition at the Asia Society

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    Ardeshir Mohasses Exhibition at the Asia Society

    The first major retrospective in the United States of legendary artist Ardeshir Mohasses was exhibited at the Asia Society from May 23rd through August 3rd under the title ‘Art and Satire in Iran.’ This unique exhibition brought together seventy rarely seen ink drawings from pre-and post-Revolutionary Iran. Ardeshir Mohasses (born in 1938 in Rasht, Iran) […]

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  • 4 June 2008 at 19 : 29 PM

    Film Festival “Sinfronteras” in Medellin, Colombia

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    The first Sinfronteras Festival International de Cine was held in Medellin, Colombia from May 28th to June 8th. The festival’s aim is to promote understanding of social subjects through contemporary films, with a different subject highlighted each year. This year’s theme was children and their treatment in the movies. Twenty-five movies from different countries along […]

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  • 22 May 2008 at 19 : 17 PM

    Three Short Films Shown at the IAMA

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    The Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA) held its 15th annual meeting in Washington, DC over the Memorial Day weekend. In a special program for this event, Bahman Maghsoudlou appeared as a guest lecturer and screened three short films: Interview by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Persian Tree by Hassan Naghashi, and Life in Fog by Bahman Ghobadi. After […]

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  • 17 May 2008 at 19 : 43 PM

    Ahmad Mahmoud in Toronto

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    Ahmad Mahmoud in Toronto

    Ahmad Mahmoud: A Noble Novelist, a feature documentary about the life and works of the essential Iranian author, was screened in Toronto on Saturday, May 17th to a full house at the Parya Foundation. The event was dedicated to Behrouz Maghsoudlou, one of the producers of the film, who passed away on April 15th in […]

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  • 25 April 2008 at 19 : 18 PM

    Silence of the Sea Released

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    Silence of the Sea, a poignant study of displacement and one of the most successful Iranian films of the new millennium, finally received a theatrical release in Los Angeles at the Vine Theater on April 25th. The film, written and directed by talented Iranian filmmaker Vahid Mousaian, has been selected for more than thirty international […]

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