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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.
Marjan Riahi - iranian ninja movie

One month in Mexico City; the women’s city

Mexico in the words of an Iranian filmmaker who traveled there to have her film screened at Guanajuato Film Festival.
The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Late Filmmaker Kiarostami to Be Commemorated at Art Basel

The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will be commemorated at this year’s Hong Kong edition of Art Basel, a massive Swiss art fair and one of the premier events of the international art world.

Iranian Director Wins Young Talent ‘Women in Motion’ Award at Cannes

Iranian writer and director Ida Panahandeh, received this year's award for young talent jointly with two other young directors last night on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.

Proposed Iran-Turkey joint project to make a movie on Rumi

The film is estimated to carry a cost of $5-6 million. Turkey says it can cover $3-4 million of the project and expects the Iranian side to pick up the rest of the tab.

Kiarostami Invited to Join Academy Awards Members

As part of its effort to increase diversity among its ranks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which is known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, or The Oscars, issued 683 invitations to new members - from rising stars like Harry Potter’s Emma Watson to internationally recognized directors like Britain’s Ken Loach and Iran’s Abbas Kiarostami.

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.
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.
muhammad Movie

Muhammad, in the eyes of two world-famous cinema figures

Majid Majidi’s movie on the life of the Prophet Muhammad has been acclaimed by cinematic and non-cinematic figures.
Asghar Farhadi's Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

Asghar Farhadi’s Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

The retrospective of Iranian Oscar winner filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is part of the third Trastevere Film Festival, currently underway in the Trastevere district of Rome.

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