The festival kicks off Jan. 12 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7:30 by several short films from the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative. The Jan. 13 program starts at 5:30 p.m. with "An Iranian Perspective: Life in Short Film," followed at 7:30 p.m. by the film “Deserted Station.” Activities on Jan. 15 begin at 1:00 p.m. with the film “Forget Baghdad,” followed at 3:00 p.m. with "An Iranian Perspective: Life in Short Film" and at 7:30 p.m. by the film “Alila.” The festival comes to a close on Jan. 16 with a 1:00 p.m. screening of “Forget Baghdad” and a 3:00 p.m. panel discussion.
General admission is $6 per day, $18 for the entire festival; admission for members of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Film Society or Xavier University students is $4 per day, $12 for the entire festival. Reservations are required. For information call 513 721-ARTS or go online at www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.