Iranian Studies Webinar Series: Cinema

When and Where

Friday, February 05, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Lecture via Zoom


Dr. Anne Démy-Geroe


The International Reception of Iranian Cinema, 2000-2013

This presentation, based on Dr. Démy-Geroe’s experience as a festival director, will focus on tracing a politically contextualized history of the reception of Iranian cinema in the West through the gatekeepers, the international film festivals, from 2000 to 2013, and will also briefly examine the response from the Iranian government, a slate of films made to combat this interest.

Dr. Anne Démy-Geroe teaches Asia Pacific cinema at Griffith University. An inaugural member of the Nominations Council for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, a Vice President of NETPAC, and a Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Lab, Anne was the inaugural Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival from 1991 to 2010 and co-Director of the Iranian Film Festival Australia from 2010 to 2017. She has a Ph.D. in the area of Iranian cinema and is the author of Iranian National Cinema: The Interaction of Policy, Genre, Funding and Reception published in 2020.

Organized by the Toronto Initiative for lranian Studies in collaboration with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Department of Historical Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies - UTM; the Cinema Studies Institute; the Centre for Comparative Literature; Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity; the Department of History (York University), and the Department of English (Ryerson University).

Zoom Registration:
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