About CYRUS International Film Festival

Cyrus Festival is an annual celebration of the best of contemporary Iranian cinema. The festival aims to bring the most acclaimed Iranian films of the year to Toronto’s screens in an effort to present a comprehensive cross-section and showcase the depth and diversity of this national cinema. Cyrus’s films exhibit the most prominent filmmakers and cinematic movements currently active in the Iranian scene and are selected from a wide range of genres and modes. From documentaries, short and experimental films to arthouse successes and domestic commercial hits, the festival’s scope gives Toronto’s cinephiles an unparalleled experience of Iranian cinema. The inaugural edition was held in November 2015. The 4th edition of the festival is scheduled for November 16th-18th, 2018.

*Cyrus is a partner festival of Toronto International Film Festival

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL ARE NOW OPEN.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1ST.

Our festival supports Iranian filmmakers from all around the world. If you are a filmmaker working in Iran, or an Iranian filmmaker working abroad, or have made a film about Iran, we would love to hear from you and screen your work at CineIran Festival.

The deadline for submission of films for the 2019 festival is September 1st. Our programming team reviews the films submitted before this date and selects the final lineup based on measures of artistic quality and cultural significance. Short, experimental and documentary film submissions are also welcome.

If you’re interested in submitting your work, please contact the festival’s programming team here.


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