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Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco®

Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco® - (IFF) is an annual event showcasing  independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world. IFF is open to all film genres.


Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco
6 Beach Road, 544
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA 



9th Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco: September 24-25, 2016

  Welcome to the 9th Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran. This year, the festival presents 37 films from Iran, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, India, Dubai, Czech Republic, and Spain. We are happy and proud to continue our mission to discover and support the next generation of Iranian filmmakers living and working around the world, while we honor the veteran filmmakers for their distinguished car...

Original 'Cetified Copy'

A look at the team working from behind the scenes of Abbas Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy” ...

4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco Line Up Announced

user   September 10-11, 2011 IFF 2011 Poster ...

Interview with "Saeed Shafa" founder of Iranain Film Festival - San Francisco

Radio France International interview with "Saeed Shafa" about the 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco [September 10-11, 2011]. ...

4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

San Francisco: The 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, an annual cultural event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world, will present an outstanding program this year with a never seen before discovery of a documentary produced by British broadcaster Sir David Frost called Crossroads of Civilization which was made in 1976 but never seen before, and the IFF will have its world premiere for the first time. The film te...

2011 Call for Entries

Iranian Film Festival (IFF) is an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world. IFF is open to all genres. Click here to submit your film. Deadline: August 1, 2011  **** Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco 1680 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon, CA 94920 USA Phone: (415) 789-8854 Fax: (415) 388-4123 ...

2011 Call For Film Submissions

Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco©, is accepting submissions for its 4th  annual festival, set for September 10-11, 2011. To submit your film, please visit Submit Film section and send a DVD and a press kit [synopsis, your bio and photo & some stills from your film] to: Iranian Film Festival 1680 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon, CA 94920 USA Deadline: August 1, 2011 ...

Salam Iran, A Persian Letter

Salam Iran, A Persian Letter  Director: Jean-Daniel Lafond ~ 72 minutes ~ Canada “I first traveled to Iran with Amir, without ever leaving Montreal. Until the day when a new wind of hope sprang up across Tehran. After 18 years in exile, Amir had decided to return home. And I, to make a film. What seemed at first like a simple story quickly turned complex. In a country where the dead and martyred are more alive than the living, where the past is more present than the present, and w...

Red Burqa

  Red Burqa  Director: Roxana Pope ~ 5 minutes ~ Scotland/Iran The Red Burqa worn by women in the Hormozgan region of Southern Iran. This short art documentary takes us behind the masks to reveal the lives of the women who wear them as well as take us on a visually stunning journey across the landscapes of Southern Iran. ...

Tehran: Another Side

Tehran: Another Side Director: Sam Ali Kashani ~ 63 minutes ~ Iran/US Like the majority of Iranian-American families that ultimately settled in California, Sam Ali Kashani’s family came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Sam however, was thoroughly American, leading a lifestyle typical of any young Californian. Therefore, his perspective of Iran was much like most Americans, colored by skewed media portrayals and political constructions. Yet, the Tehra...

Iran’s Young Rebels

30 years ago they had a political revolution - but is Iran about to have a revolution of a very different kind? In an exclusive investigation, we go inside Iran to explore the secret underground world of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Just how far can Iran's Young Rebels change the country's religious regime? ...

Letters from America

‘Letters from America’ revolves around the saga of a father and daughter and their impressions of America upon returning to the US after so many years. It is the testimony of a western educated Iranian intellectual who having returned to Iran to raise his family after living in America for many years; has once again returned to America to witness the changes that have taken place since he lived there. It is also the testimony of his nineteen years old daughter born in America and raised in p...

A Conversation with ‘Gohar Kheirandish’

Gohar Kheirandish, actress and director, was born in 1954 in the city of Shiraz, state of Fars, Iran. She began her acting career in 1970 while in High School in association with a theater group in the city of Shiraz. Her first movie is named "Rooz haye Entezaar" [The days of waiting] that was screened in 1986. She earned her Acting and directing degree from the University of Tehran, "Daneshkadeh-ye- Honarhaye Zeeba" which translates to "The College of Beautiful Arts.&q...

Queen & I

Two Iranian exiles, a left-wing filmmaker and the deposed Shah's widow, Queen Farah, form an unlikely bond in this illuminating and compassionate documentary about life after the Islamic revolution. ...

Four Wives One Man

From Nahid Persson, the filmmaker of the award winning Prostitution Behind the Veil, comes an intimate portrait of a polygamist family in a rural Iranian village. Persson reveals the intricacies of the relationships between the four wives, their husband, their astoundingly free-spoken mother in- law and their numerous children. Sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking, this film follows the daily lives of the wives whose situation has turned them into both bitter rivals and coconspirators agai...

Iranian Film Festival 2009 Program is Announced!

The 2009 program is posted on line. Please visit the festival website for more information: ...

Iranian Women Filmmakers

In honor of the Iranian women and the important role they play in the Iranian society, we dedicate this year’s festival to the Iranian women and the Iranian women filmmakers. ...