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“Red Peace” Bags Golden Lion Award at Indonesian Festival

The Iranian short film ‘Red Peace’ received the Golden Lion Award at the Jiffest, the Jakarta International Film Festival.

Iranian Filmmaker Amir Naderi Honoured at Venice Film Festival

Iranian director Amir Naderi on Monday received the "Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker" award at the ongoing Venice Film Festival, for his significant contribution to a new era of Iranian films.

Renowned Iranian Actor, Rashidi, Passes Away at 83

Renowned Iranian cinema and theatre actor and producer Davoud Rashidi passed away at the age of 83.

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ among 21st Century’s Top 10

The BBC Culture’s recent poll of film critics around the world puts ‘A Separation’, the Oscar-winning Iranian film by Asghar Farhadi, among the top 10 films of the 21st century, and two other films by the late Abbas Kiarostami among the top 100.

Acclaimed Chilean filmmaker to attend film festival in Iran

A Chilean film director, screenwriter and film producer, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides, is scheduled to take part in the third edition of the Ammar International Popular Film Festival in the Iranian capital city of Tehran later this month.
Hafez Award

Hard-Line Weekly Shut Down in Iran after Insulting Actors

Yalasarat, radical Iranian news weekly belonging to the hard-line group Ansar Hezbollah, was recently shut down by the Iranian government because of insulting actors in a report on how artists had dressed up in Hafez Awards, a private film festival annually held in Tehran.

India Has Adopted a Lot from Iranian Culture: Indian Director

An Indian filmmaker believes that there are many similarities between the Iranian and Indian cultures and India has adopted a lot from Iran.

“Immortal” Wins Silver Apricot Prize at Armenian Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Hadi Mohaghegh won the Silver Apricot prize for his film “Immortal” at the 13th edition of Yerevan International Film Festival. Mohaghegh dedicated his award to Abbas Kiarostami, who recently passed away at 76.
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati

Advertisement of Iranian Films in Satellite Channels Requires Revision of Law: Minister

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati regretted that Iranian cultural products are not legally allowed to be advertised in satellite channels while 70% of Iranians watch such networks.

Iran Bids Farewell to Acclaimed Filmmaker Kiarostami

Many cinematic figures and officials, along with people from different walks of life, took part in the funeral procession for Iran’s late Palme d'Or-winning...

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