NELC-PISP and the Iran Film Initiative will host Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri who will present a lecture "New Wave of Iranian Cinema.” This lecture will be presented in Persian with English translation. Shahram Mokri (شهرام مکری) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. His film, Fish & Cat was shown at the 70th Venice International Film Festival and won the special orizzonti award for innovative content. He was nominated for the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Achievement in Directing for Fish & Cat. For his short film The Dragonfly Storm, Mokri won Best Director at the 2007 Noor Iranian Film Festival. This event is free and open to the public.