TEHRAN, Oct. 2 (Mehr News Agency) — After the Hollywood delegation’s trip to Iran, now it’s Iran’s turn! An Iranian delegation comprised of the House of Cinema officials and several cineastes is scheduled to attend a Hollywood program.
The delegation has been invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film & Television Archive in order to present a series of recent Iranian films during the program “Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in Their Own Words” from October 9 to 16, the Academy has recently announced in its website.
The delegation includes House of Cinema Managing Director Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur, Deputy Director Farhad Tohidi, spokesman Amin Tarokh, and Directors Guild of Iran Managing Director Alireza Raiisian.
In addition, filmmakers Ebrahim Hatamikia, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Reza Mirkarimi, Mojtaba Raei, documentarian Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, and actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya will accompany the delegation.