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Iranian films line up for Indian festival

A lineup of Iranian shorts and feature-length movies is competing in the 8th CMS Children’s International Film Festival, which opened its doors to the public in Lucknow, India on April 7.

Top Iranian cineastes to hold workshops at Fajr festival

Some top Iranian cineastes are scheduled to hold a series of workshops during the 34th Fajr International Film Festival, which will open in Tehran tomorrow.

34th FIFF announces screening programs in two categories

The 34th edition of Iran's Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) has announced the screening programs in the category of Cinema Salvation (International Competition) and Eastern Panorama Section (Asia and Islamic countries).
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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.

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.

‘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'.
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“My Hat Is Off to Asghar Farhadi for Standing by His Principles”

Two prominent Iranian Americans Dr. Firouz Naderi and engineer Anousheh Ansari say they are honoured to represent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.

“FIFF Is Just Like Western Film Festivals” – Marcin Luczaj

Marcin Luczaj, who represents Warsaw Film Festival, finds the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) well-organized, and is looking for new and experimental Iranian films for the upcoming edition of the Polish showcase. In an interview with the Festival, he talks about his expectations of FIFF and compares it with other international film festivals.
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National Board of Review Selects “The Salesman” as Best Foreign Language Film

“The Salesman”, the latest film made by Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, has been named best foreign language film of the year by the National Board of Review.

“Starless Dreams”, “Sonita” win awards at Full Frame festival

Iranian films “Starless Dreams” and “Sonita” won awards at the 19th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, U.S., the organizers announced on Sunday.

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