2018 CineIran Festival

November 16th-18th
TIFF Bell Lightbox | Art Gallery of Ontario


Abbas Amini’s Hendi & Hormoz was the big winner at the 2018 CineIran Festival, taking home both Best Picture and Best Director prizes. Hamed Behdad and Hedieh Tehrani were given the acting honours. Click here for a full list of the winners. (PRESS RELEASE)


CineIran 2018 will screen the most acclaimed Iranian films of the year, including Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, Payman Moadi’s Bomb: A Love Story, Abbas Amini’s Hendi & Hormoz, Shahram Mokri’s Invasion, and more.

For a full list of films, click here.

For a schedule of screenings, click here.


CineIran 2018 is host to some of the biggest names in Iranian cinema, including superstars Javad Ezzati, Reza Attaran, Amir Jadidi and MIlad Keymaram, and directors Abdolreza Kahani and Hatef Alimardani. Acclaimed actor Farhad Aslani, who was previously the festival’s guest in 2016, returns with the festival’s opening film, Columbus.


Screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox
For tickets for films screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, please click here: Tickets for TIFF Bell Lightbox Screenings
You can purchase single tickets and festival passes through this website.
If you need help on how to complete your purchase, please follow the instructions posted here.

Screenings at Art Gallery of Ontario
For tickets for films screening at Art Gallery of Ontario, please click here: Tickets for Art Gallery of Ontario Screenings
These films are only sold as single tickets.


CineIran Festival would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors, and the collaboration of our partners, including our main festival partner, Toronto International Film Festival. We would like thank them for their effort and kindness.

For a full list of our sponsors, please click here.

For a full list of our partners, please click here.


CineIran Festival was started in 2015.

Browse through the festival’s archives to see our films, guests and events in 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Click on the video to see a recap of last year’s event.