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Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Nominated for BAFTA 2018

The Academy award-winning film ‘The Salesman’ directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been nominated for 2018 BAFTA Awards in the Best Film Not in the English Language category.

Iran Wins Two Prizes at Montreal Film Awards

The Iranian film “Kupal” has won the Grand Prix Narrative Feature at the international feature competition section of the Third Montreal Independent Film Awards. Another Iranian work also won the Grand Prix narrative Short.

Cinemas to Open in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 35 Years

Saudi Arabia has announced that public cinemas would be allowed in the kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open in early 2018 after 35 years.

Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

An animated film about Iran and Persian literature has been shortlisted by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the 26 films to be considered for this year’s Academy Award.

Four Iranian Films in India’s Golden Elephant Festival

Four Iranian films have taken part in this year’s edition of India’s Golden Elephant Film Festival, which is dedicated to children’s films.
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Iran’s Jalilvand Wins Gold Hugo at Chicago Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand has bagged the prestigious Gold Hugo award at the 53rd edition of Chicago International Film Festival for his latest drama ‘No Date, No Signature’.
Film Festival in Dallas Features Several Iranian Animations

Film Festival in Dallas Features Several Iranian Animations

A number of Iranian animated films have been screened for children in Dallas, the United States, as part of a festival dedicated to Persian movies.

Iran to Host Festival of Brazilian Films

A weeklong film festival in Iran is going to show movies from Brazil’s motion picture industry with renowned Brazilian director and producer Roberto Berliner in attendance.

Iran, Armenia to Expand Ties in Film Industry

Iran and Armenia have signed an agreement to expand bilateral ties in the movie industry.

Iran’s Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century

A list by IndieWire has put the performance of Iranian actress Leila Hatami in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama ‘A Separation’ in its list of “The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century”.

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