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‘The Songs of My Land’ wins Russian Jury Prize

International Orthodox Film Festival granted three awards to the Iranian anti-terrorist movie 'The Songs of My Land'.
Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’

Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ to be screened on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ producer has said the movie was already produced to be shown on Eid al-Fitr.

Asghar Farhadi Dismisses Reports on Qatari Investment on His Latest Film

Renowned Iranian director, known for his Oscar-winning film “A Separation”, categorically denied a recent report that claimed Qataris have produced or invested in his latest film, “The Salesman”, which is going to compete in the Cannes Film Festival.
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Iranian bodyguard recalls painful encounter with Seagal

Ahmad Irandoust, a towering Iranian bodyguard recalls his encounter with Steven Seagal behind the scenes of a movie where he challenged the muscled US actor to a fight.
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Iran’s Cinéma Vérité Film Festival names 2014 winners

Cinéma Vérité, an Iranian international festival for documentary films, is intended to express the relationship between reality and truth.

Iranian movies to go on screen at UCLA event

13 documentary, animated and feature movies of Iranian cinema will be showcased at UCLA Film Festival.
A scene from ‘13’ by Iranian filmmaker Houman Seyyedi

Shanghai filmfest awards ‘13’ by Iran’s Houman Seyyedi

Seyyedi’s drama received the Best Cinematography and Best Film awards of the prestigious event’s Asian New Talent category.

Iranian Producer Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi is among those that will join president George Miller on the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Asghar Farhadi’s Latest Film Warmly Received by Critics in Cannes

“The Salesman”, the latest film by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has received great reviews by film critics who watched the film in the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, and is said to have a great chance for winning the Palme d'Or as well as other awards in the prestigious festival.

Fajr International Film Festival Culminates – Icelandic “Rams” Bags Top Prize

The 34th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), which kicked off in Tehran on April 20th, ended on Monday night.

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