Simorgh is known as the symbol of medicine in Iran which is the combination of wisdom and knowledge. It indicates that Iran has been a forerunner in health and its expansion.
The name is inspired by Simorgh, the Persian mythical flying creature, to which healing capacities have been attributed in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.
Simorgh or the healing simorgh can work as an international network using the language of art to initiate leading a healthy lifestyle which is the key element in reaching prosperity.
Simorgh Festival is an international short film, animation and poster festival organized by the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The Festival is run by Cultural and Student Department, with the support of various companies, organizations and individuals who endorse Simorgh’s objectives.
The festival focuses on “Culture of Health” with the aim of collating and screening high-quality short film, animation and poster works of superior originality, provide excitement and inspiration to the audience as well as creators, cultivate new talent, and contribute to the development and promotion of culture of health and related industry.