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Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will open the 70th edition of prestigious Cannes Film Festival later on Wednesday.

34th edition of FIFF kicks off in Tehran

The 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) in two sections of Cinema Salvation Cinema (International competition) and Eastern Vista (Competition of Asian and Islamic Countries) started today in Tehran.
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‘Hush’ scoops main awards at San Francisco Iranian Film Festival

Iran’s social drama Hush! "Girls Don’t Scream" by Pouran Derakhshandeh has swept several main awards at the 7th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco.

Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Surprises Everyone with His Latest Film

Well-known American filmmaker Michael Moore surprised people in the US ahead of the upcoming Presidential Elections with his latest film about GOP candidate Donald Trump.
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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.
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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.

Iran Wins 3 Awards at MoonDance Film Festival

Three Iranian films, including 'The Sea and the Flying Fish', have received prizes at the MoonDance International Film Festival in the US.

Photography: Another of Abbas Kiarostami’s Skills

Eight years ago Kiarostami broke the record for the most expensive photo in the Middle East with a snowy scene. Although he is known to the world for his unique cinema and varied movies, he manages to expose a different side of himself through his photography.

34th FIFF adds 7 more Iranian films to be screened for intl. guests

The secretariat of the 34th Fajr International Film Festival has announced the second line-up of Iranian films to be screened for non-Iranian guests.
Iranian short film 'Rainfall of Roof'

Iranian short film shines in French Cour Joujours Festival

Rainfall of Roof, an Iranian short film directed by Teymur Qaderi, wins the jurors prize of the Cour Joujours Festival.

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