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Film festivals that honor Iranian films are held annually across the globe and now the time has finally arrived for an Iranian Film Festival to have a permanent home in the United Kingdom. UKIFF (a London-based charity and limited company) is delighted to announce the inaugural London Iranian Film Festival, commencing on November 19, 2010.

With a diverse program celebrating the best of contemporary Iranian films, the festival will showcase some of the finest talents of this rich cinematic culture.

Whilst acclaimed Iranian Directors may well be familiar to UK audiences, a new generation of emerging voices remain largely unknown.

The intention of the London Iranian Film Festival is to introduce this undiscovered new talent to London’s film enthusiasts, as well as celebrating the work of legendary Iranian filmmakers.

The London Iranian Film Festival is currently seeking submissions with consistent Iranian elements within the following categories:

Feature Film (more than 60 minutes)

Documentary (no longer than 3 hours)

Short Film (no longer than 30 minutes)

Final deadline: 24/09/2010

The chosen films will be screened at two of London’s most prestigious cinema venues in a weeklong event that will include Q and A’s.

The Festival offers a number of travel and accommodation allowances to participating filmmakers.

The First London Iranian Film Festival promises to be a landmark event in promoting Iranian film culture within the UK.

For more information visit: ukiff.org.uk