Farsi Cinema Center is a Toronto-based nonprofit, nonpartisan platform connecting the Farsi film industries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan with the rest of the world. As the premier worldwide initiative devoted to Farsi cinema, its focus is on creating the space for networking, idea exchange, and collaboration among filmmakers, producers, talent, distributors and executives in film.
What is Farsi Cinema Center?
Iran’s cinematic history is a treasure trove of hidden gems, waiting for the world to burrow into. While narrative feature films are among some of the most coveted within cinematic communities, Iran’s filmography of documentaries is a wealth within itself.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) kicks off today, and will be screening more than 300 films over the next 11 days. With films from over 72 countries, this year’s lineup features nine titles representative of the Farsi-speaking region.
“I define the situation around today's society as a deterrent, and believe that others make decisions for women. My dad always said life is like a rough road and it is our job to pave the way for ourselves and others. The stories in my films are not just transient events but a way to convey the passage of my passage to those around me.”