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Tirgan, the Largest Iranian Festival

Tirgan Newsletter, Volume 2


Tirgan is around the corner.

Tirgan continues to remain the reflection of the Iranian art and culture through a four-day festival, in summer of 2011. The second round of Tirgan Festival will take place from July 21 to 24, 2011 at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; a city that rightfully prides itself in welcoming diversity. We are making a deliberate effort to include contributions from various ethnic groups in Iran in as many artistic and cultural disciplines as possible, showcasing internationally acclaimed as well as local artists and performers who celebrate Iranian heritage through music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, and visual arts. Tirgan also features Iranian cuisine and special arts and crafts presentations made available by vendor kiosks.

This four-day festival is going to be an engaging, educating, and entertaining experience for a wide range of audiences.

Miscellaneous News

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• Tirgan 2011 is featuring Asghar Farhadi, director and writer, the winner of Golden Bear for best film at 2011 Berlin Film Festival. • Tirgan 2011 is featuring Reza Derakhshani, artist, listed among top 500 world artists in the 2009/10 Artprice Contemporary Art Market Annual Report.


Nowruz - Iranian New Year

Nowruz is almost here; a memory of old tales and epics, a celebration of rebirth and rejuvenation of the nature, calling the beginning of the spring season, commencing on March 21, 2011. The Tirgan family wishes you, in advance, a happy and prosperous Persian New Year. May everyday of your life be as fresh and inspiring as Nowruz.

Tirgan 2011 Short Film Contest

Tirgan invites interested filmmakers to participate in this contest. Please submit a DVD copy of your movie by April 30, 2011, to the address below or submit via a web link (high quality):

Mailing Address: 21 Watford Ave, Toronto, ON., M6C 1G4, Canada



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Tirgan Sponsors

Business owners interested to become a Tirgan sponsor, please visit:

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• Royal Bank is now Tirgan's Diamond Sponsor.

• Tirgan has received a $10,000 grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

For complete list of Tirgan Sponsors, please click below.

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Tirgan Affiliates

• Tirgan in Scandinavia by Hooman Shirazi: Tirgan was presented to Iranian students and the media in Sweden and Denmark; these communities will be assisting promotion of Tirgan festival in Scandinavia.

• The PERSIS student organization in Sweden is now affiliated with Tirgan to promote this festival across the community.

• Other Tirgan affiliates: The Iranian Student Association of University of Ottawa, Iranian Alliances Across Borders, Persian Cultural Foundation and Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County.

• Koodak TV and Persian Mirror are new Tirgan media affiliates.

• Currently Tirgan has 22 affiliates ranging from student organizations and professional groups to charitable and artistic foundations across North America and Europe.

For a complete list of Tirgan Affiliates, please visit:

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