The performing arts are well-represented in Iran, with many famous filmmakers and actors. The latest news, gossip and reports can be accessed here.

Ali Molla-Gholipour

Film director arrested in all-star match (PHOTO)

An Iranian director who was protesting against the screening of a movie in theaters where his film was to be screened was arrested and later released during a charity match between Iran’s stars and those of the world.
Majid Majidi

Islam religion of peace, friendship: Majidi

Iranian director Majid Majidi has said that Muhammad aims to correct misconceptions about Islam in the world.

New Movie Mocks Anti-Iran Films

Several other infamous individuals including Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Osama bin Laden are also depicted in the film.
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.
Fajr international film festival

International section of 33rd Fajr Film Festival kicks off

The international section of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival has been inaugurated in Tehran.

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.
steven seagal

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.

Iran’s Melbourne to be screened in Portugal, Belgium

Melbourne has so far bagged two awards at the Stockholm International Film Festival; it has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
Fatemeh Motamed Arya

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya joins campaign to help the homeless

Motamed-Arya’s prize will go under the hammer and the proceeds will go to a campaign to shelter the homeless.
Iran-Italy-Culture minister

Iran, Italy sign cooperation MoU

Culture chiefs from Iran and Italy sign a deal to promote bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields including archeology, music, translation and the movie industry.

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