Bahram Beyzaie's Bashu, the Little Stranger, Abbas Kiarostami's Where is the Friend's House?, Ebrahim Hatamikia's Scent of Joseph's Shirt and Amir Naderi's Runner will represent productions of Iran's veteran filmmakers.
According to press tv, the event will also screen films by successful female filmmakers, including Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's Narges, Tahmineh Milani's Two Women and Manijeh Hekmat's Three Women.
Reza Mir-Karimi's So Simple, Saman Salour's Lonely Tunes of Tehran, Masoud Bakhshi's Tehran Has No Pomegranates, Rafi Pitts's It's Winter, Asqar Farhadi's Fireworks Wednesday and Bayram Fazli's Do You Have Another Apple? will also be screened during the annual event.
The Middle Eastern Film Festival will be held from Jan. 31 to Feb. 19, 2009, as part of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival organized by Edinburgh University's Persian Society.