With over 30 guests from 3 continents, the 7th edition of ÍRÁN:CI is a unique, dynamic, but at the same time intimate multicultural platform where art is the only valid currency.

With a diverse program of music, theatre, film, seminars and cuisine, the festival will strive once again to turn into a singular opportunity for meaningful and constructive dialogue between the cultures and the peoples who have just as many differences as resemblances.


The seminars are held in English
The films will have English subtitles.
The seminars are free and open to the public.

Once again, in cooperation with Prague Film School and Charles University, ÍRÁN:CI provides a singular opportunity for a sincere conversation between the festival guests and their audience in its 7 th edition.

There will be three film seminars with Iranian filmmakers accompanied by screenings of their selected works as part of the seminar program. This is indeed a perfect occasion where the audience and the filmmakers will watch these films together and will discuss them at length afterwards.


náměstí Jana Palacha 2, 4 th floor, room no.429

11.01.2018, 15:00
Screening of Wedding: A Film + Blames and Flames followed by panel with Mohammadreza Farza

13.01.2018, 18:00
Screening of The invincible diplomacy of Mr. Naderi followed by panel with Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam


Pštrossova 19

14. 01. 2018, 14:00
Short films screening followed by a panel with Kaveh Mazaheri, Amir Tooderoosta, Dornaz Hajiha, Sara Saghari and Arman Khansarian.


ROYAL, Vinohradská 48, Praha 2
Concert + Theatre Performance
Thursday, 11. 01. 2018 – 20:00
Tickets: CZK 300



Alireza Mortazavi [Santur]
Asana Borhan Azad [Oud]

An exeptional composer as well as an eminent santur player, Alireza Mortazavi is a musician whose works ring a soul stirring universal bell and echo his Eastern roots. In a collaboration with the outstanding Oud player, Asana Borhan Azad, the duo will come together for the first time to take you on a powerful and mystical journey essential to those who are eager to delve into a delicate world of the entertwined melodies and sounds from East and West.



Strung-Up at the Airport
Written and performed by Azadeh Mohammadi Kangarani

A witty and sharp twenty minute piece by Azadeh Mohammadi Kangarani, Strung-Up at the Airport, portrays the emotional rollercoaster of a girl who begins to question her own identity when she is stopped at the airport for the wrong reason.

Performed in the style of a one-woman show by one of the rising names of Iranian theatre, it is a heartfelt and personal examination of our definition of border, judgement and above all, of our own selves.

Passport officer: Your name?
-That’s the third time he asks me this.
Azadeh: Azadeh Kangarani.
-The officer swipes my passport once more. Yet again, the machine doesn’t read my passport.
Passport officer: The machine doesn’t read your passport.
– I look at the passport officer and think of all the endless borders that have surrounded me all my life.

Alireza Mortazavi is a contemporary composer and santur player with a unique and personal style. He spent about 12 years learning and performing Iranian traditional music and then studied musicology in Cremona, Italy and began playing at concerts all over Europe.
He participated in shows of Bayerischer Rundfunk and contributed to many festivals, including Progetto Jazz Cremona and the Rudolstadt in Germany.
In Iran he began training students and designed an instrument called Santur-Piano which allows to play in different keys without retuning the instrument. In this period, he released the album Now and Then and contributed to Clouds that won the international Womex Award in 2015. In 2007 he performed at several concerts in Germany, including the Total Music Meeting. In 2012 he moved to Turin, Italy, where he began his musical research and started studying at the Faculty of Arts, Music and Performance.
His notable collaborations in this period include a performance with trumpeter, Markusem Stockhausenem and with the Italian singer and composer, Francem Battiatem. In 2015 he composed a piece for strings, oboe, santur and soprano based on Cantata Sacroprofana. In 2016 he played some of his pieces with Anja Lechner in a duet at the Alpentöne festival in Switzerland.

Asana Borhan Azad became interested in music at an early age.
She began learning to play the setar when she was 14 years old. At the age of 16, she started her musical career and participated in various concerts.
She then started her academic studies at the university, focusing on the setar as well as the oud. Asana Azad is a member of the Tehran Conservatory of Music. She also studied musicology and pedagogical assistance to children. She works on theatre music and has won the theatre music competition at the 2006 International Theatre Festival of Tehran.
Since 2009 she has participated in numerous concerts in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy. She also plays the oud in Khorshid Ensemble.

Azadeh Mohammadi Kangarani is a Prague based, Iranian theatre director, actress and producer. She got her MA in theatre directing from DAMU (Theatre Faculty of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts). Now she is studying for a PhD degree at the department of Theatre Science at Charles University. She also teaches TV Studies and Creative Media Production at Prague College.


Chef Aty Alipoura

Foyer of cinema Světozor from January 10th till January 14th.

You can try authentic persian cousine of chef Aty Alipoura every day of the festival in the Cinema Světozor. Will be open from the start of the first screening every day.