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Houston Iranian Film Festival: 2020


In 2020, the MFAH celebrates the 27th edition of the Houston Iranian Film Festival, cofounded by the Museum and Rice Cinema. Each edition introduces audiences to talented young directors while also featuring the latest from veteran directors. Additional venues this year are Asia Society Texas Center and the Menil Collection. The award-winning new films are complemented by a spotlight on the very early films of the influential Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016), including a new restoration of his “Koker Trilogy.”

Generous funding is provided by the ILEX Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) and the Iranian Cultural Foundation of Houston.