"This film festival propels our generation of artists to the forefront of creativity by providing the basic and fundamental incentive of 'acknowledgment'. This acknowledgment of Independent Iranian art has been lacking for our generation of artists, and thankfully there are institutions coming into place, like Farhang Foundation, that are finally filling this gap."
- Fared Shafinury, Musician
"We are grateful to the Farhang Foundation and their annual film fest, for creating a unique space for Iranian and Iranian-American artists to showcase their stories, their talents and dreams for their community".
- Where Is My Vote NY, "Yar-e-Dabestani" FFF2010 1st Prize Winner