Cinema

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

Merila Zarei-win-APSA

Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Merila Zarei has won the Best Actress Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in the Iranian war drama ‘Track 143’ directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar.
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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.
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Russian film festival honors two Iranian figures

Abyar was awarded the Best Film prize for her first feature film Objects in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear and the film’s actress Gelareh Abbasi took the Best Actress award.
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Iranian director’s short film nominated for Oscar

Parvaneh, a film by an Iranian director, has made it to the short list for the best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
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Iran animation bags award at Munich film festival

Scale, an Iranian short animation, has won the climate award of Munich International Festival of Film Schools in Germany.
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Iranian drama to go on screen in Argentina

Melbourne, an Iranian movie directed by Nima Javidi, is to be screened at the competition section of the 29th edition of Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.
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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.
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‘Fish and Cat’ bags NETPAC

An Iranian movie which has already earned a number of awards at different film festivals was awarded at the Iranian Film Festival Australia 2014.
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Iran animation ‘Hard Dream’ wins at Noor film festival

The Hard Dream, an animation by Iranian director Behrouz Bagheri, was awarded at the 7th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) in Los Angeles.
Pouran Derakhshandeh-San Francisco

‘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.

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