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Peyman Maadi Wins Best Director Award at Istanbul Festival

Peyman Maadi Wins Best Director Award at Istanbul Festival

Iranian actor and director Peyman Maadi has won the Best Director Award at the 6th Bosphorus (Boğaziçi) Festival of Istanbul for his movie “Bomb; a Love Story”.

Iranian Films to Be Screened at American Film Institute

Three Iranian features and a short film are going to be screened at various sections of the 32nd AFI Film Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles from November 8 to 15.

“Iran, Interesting Destination for Australian Tourists”

Australia’s cultural attaché says people of his country are much interested in visiting Iran and getting more familiar with the history, culture and civilization of the country.

The Old Road; A Thrilling Drama on Violence against Women

Manijeh Hekmat, a prominent Iranian filmmaker, in her latest work “The Old Road,” has addressed the social problem of violence against women, at a time when the issue has turned into a matter of discussion for thinkers around the world.

Most Popular Side Businesses Run by Iranian Celebrities

Either for gaining more income or just for the sake of personal interest, celebrities in Iran – from football players to actors – nowadays have second jobs in various economic fields.

Two Iranian Animated Movies to Go on Screens in Italy, Russia

Two animated movies by Iranian directors are expected to be screened in two festivals in Italy and Russia.

‘No Date, No Signature’ to Represent Iran at 2019 Academy Awards

A panel in charge of selecting Iran’s official submission to the Oscars has chosen the drama “No Date, No Signature” to represent the country in the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film section.

“A Look at Chinese Cinema” in Iranian Capital

Iran hosted a three-day event during which a number of Chinese movies were screened as part of a plan to expand the two sides' cooperation in the film industry.

Prominent Iranian Actor Ezzatollah Entezami Dies at 94

Ezzatollah Entezami, one of the most prominent actors of the Iranian cinema and theater, has passed away at the age of 94.

14 Films to Compete in Int’l Section of Children, Youth Festival of Isfahan

The 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth has announced the names of short fiction films and animations competing in the international section of the event.

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