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We are pleased to announce that our latest film 'LAST NIGHT IN EDINBURGH' has been nominated for 2 BAFTA NEW TALENT awards for Best Drama and Best Actress. Congratulations to the nominees. Please visit our website for more details

Opening Sequence of Tehran has no More Pomegranates

The first few minutes of my film, the documentary "Tehran Has No More Pomegrantes".
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"Human Rights: For Everyone?"

Synopsis: The evolution of the "Declaration of Human Rights" is highlighted in the "Human Rights: For Everyone?" project. Prominent Iranians-Americans reach out globally for these hard fought and hard won principles to be honored everywhere. This project aims to cultivate a culture of human rights within societies and praises the "Declaration of Human Rights" for being established as universal principles that belong to every one of us.

Longline: A fair account of the history of human rights needs to be acknowledged by those aspiring to have theirs recognized. Cyrus the Great issued the first charter of Human Rights and freedoms known to civilization in ancient Persia in 539 BCE.


Video Art installation, Hybridity, 2007


Bita Haidarian, an award-winning Iranian American filmmaker fresh out of film school, sets off on a journey around the world to answer the big questions – who am I, where do I come from, and where can a girl find a good laser hair removalist?


A concept car by Cristóbal Vila


An animated 3D short based on a woodcut by M. C. Escher

Land's Waiting

Iran: A nation of bloggers

An infographic made at the Vancouver Film School as a final project.

We created all of our assets by photographing live subjects and tracing them in illustrator, so we were able to achieve the exact look we were aiming for.

The Color of Friend, Rang-e-Doost

Fiction A brokenhearted Iranian artist travels from Shiraz to Tehran to work and exhibit her paintings in a renowned art gallery. On her journey she comes across another artist who unknowingly changes her view on life. Consequently, she reunites with her artistic essence and finds love again. Through this beautifully made film, Iranian American filmmaker, Bita Shafipour presents us with an elegant portrayal of art and love in Iran. DVD Special Features include an interview with Director Bita Shafipour Farsi w/ English Subtitles Starring: Sholeh Abghari, Arash Asefi, Homayoon Ershadi Writer and Director: Bita Shafipour

Naqqali Shemr va Dokht Iran

Naqqali is a traditional form of Persian storytelling that used to be performed by Naqqals (Storytellers). This story is about Shemr of Arabia and Turan , the archenemy of Iran Dokht ( The Daughter of Iran).

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