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TEHRANTO – Outdoor Screening in Alliston

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mosaic Nights Festival celebrates Persia with food, vendors, entertainment and a screening of Tehranto!

Includes a special pre-screening talk with writer/director Faran Moradi

Director – Faran Moradi

Iranian-Canadian filmmaker, born and raised in Ontario, Canada is best known as a “Telefilm Talent to Watch” recipient for his feature film, “Tehranto”. After having made numerous films during his studies at Sheridan College, Faran went on to direct and edit Emmy Award winning TV shows including: “Odd Squad”, and write and direct the award winning short film “Blackpowder and Guilt”. His most recent credits include four episodes of the Hulu series “Holly Hobbie” and as a director shadow on the eOne show “Moonshine”.


Saturday, August 26, 2023
Riverdale Park, Alliston
Event: 5-11 PM
Screening starts at dusk, weather permitting
Free admission | English and Persian with English Subtitles


Written and Directed by: Faran Moradi
Cast: Sammy Azero, Mo Zeighami, Navid Negahban, Mahsa Ghobankarimi, Ali Badshah


In Toronto, lively music, intricate textiles and vibrant colours paint an unlikely story of love and family when, Badi and Sharon, two young students with very different upbringings from a divided Persian community, accidentally fall in love.


Awards: 2 wins, 2 nominations

Nominated – Achievement in Cinematography (Keenan Lynch), Canadian Screen Awards, 2023
Nominated – Achievement in Editing (Faran Moradi), Canadian Screen Awards, 2023
Won – Audience Favourite Award – Best Film, Ottawa Canadian Film Festival, 2022
Won – Best Narrative Feature Film, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2022


Mosaic Nights Festival is presented by Ethnic Mosaic Alliance (EMA) and Barrie Persian Association. Screening in partnership with the Barrie Film Festival.



Mosaic Nights Persian programming is offered through the generous support of the EMA’s Gold sponsors: the TD Bank Group Connected Communities grant and Alectra Cares Community Support Program; Silver Sponsorship from Honda and the Town of New Tecumseth 2023 Arts Culture and Tourism Grant; and Marketing support through the County of Simcoe Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund.


Images courtesy of Vortex Media


August 26
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Riverdale Park
250 Fletcher Crescent
Alliston, Ontario
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