October 24, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – The Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) will be hosting its Red Carpet Awards Ceremony tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center, where it will announce this year’s winners and honor Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo as the winner of the Noor Film Festival Achievement Award. The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is the proud sponsor of this year’s Noor Film Festival Achievement Award.
NIFF held its sixth annual film festival this year in Los Angeles from October 18 to October 24, 2013. More than 35 films were selected out of hundreds of entries from filmmakers around the world. These films consist of animations, shorts, features, and documentaries from new and seasoned directors.
NIFF was created with the aim of shedding “noor,” or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through the medium of cinema, and thus shares PAAIA’s core tenet of image-building. Given the troubling political climate currently surrounding Iran, the festival sees itself as an opportunity to allow filmmakers to create dialogue on a global scale, express themselves, and to build a community of Iranians and non-Iranians who will help preserve and promote the beauty and essence of Iranian culture, past and present. The festival also cultivates and promotes Iranian American talent in Hollywood.
Click here to read about Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Click here to learn more about the Noor Iranian Film Festival and this year’s selected films.