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Iranian Cinema is known around the world as a flourishing film industry with a long history. Many critics now rank Iranian Cinema amongst the world's most important national cinemas with a significance that invites comparison to Italian Neorealism and similar movements in the past decades.

Festival íránských filmů has been established in 2011 in order to showcase some of the best works of the Iranian cinematography to a wide range of audience in the Czech Republic.

The festival has attracted 18000 visitors over 5 consecutive editions in Prague as well as Brno, Olomouc and Bratislava and some of the most reputable art-house cinemas such as Kino Světozor, Kino Lucerna, Bio Oko, Divadlo Disk, Gallery Langhans, Royal, Kino Lumiere, Kino Scala and Kino Film Europe have hosted the screenings and other various side events of the festival during this time.

Festival íránských filmů has hosted some of the notable figures of the Czech and Iranian Cinema such as Mrs. Eva ZaoralovaMr. Petr KolihaMr. Ali Mosaffa as well as international figures including Mr. Alaa Karkouti or Mr. Sidiq Barmak between 2012 and 2016 and many workshops have been organized within the structure of the festival with established film personalities such as Mrs. Leila HatamiMrs. Helena Trestikova and Mr. Mani Haghighi.

The festival also includes an industry program aimed at strengthening the ties between the Iranian and European cinematography and so far, two feature film projects by Mr. Ali Mosaffa and Mr. Majid Barzegar which were initiated in the previous industry program of the festival have been supported by the State Cinematography Fund of the Czech Republic and are considered the very first two Czech Iranian co-productions.

Also for the last three years, the festival team has expanded its activities to other fields of art other than film and works of art in fields of painting, graphic design, music, dance and theatre performance have been explored within the framework of Festival íránských filmů. 

The sixth edition of the festival will take place from 10th to 22nd of January 2016 in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. 

The full program for the 6th edition will be published in December 2016.