Festival of Films from Iran

30th Annual Festival of Films from of Iran

Houston’s 30th “Festival of Films from Iran” runs January 21–29, 2023, at the MFAH. Additional screenings take place at Asia Society Texas Center and Rice Cinema through February 4.

This landmark edition includes a timely focus on the experiences of women in Iran, and a guest appearance by renowned actress Shohreh Aghdashloo at the screening of Chess of the Wind, her 1976 feature debut. All films are presented in Farsi (Persian) with English subtitles, except where indicated.

Festival Admission
MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students receive a $2 discount.


Generous support is provided by the ILEX Foundation.

Special thanks to community partners Society of Iranian American Women for Education and Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston.