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

Tehran Hosting “Cinema Verite” Documentary Festival

The 12th edition of Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as Cinema Verite, is underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Majid Majidi Wins Kerala Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala in India.

Superstar Hosting Iranian Version of ‘Millionaire’ Game Show

It’s been a while since popular Iranian actor, singer and model Mohammad-Reza Golzar has joined Iran’s state TV to host a prime-time TV show called “Be the Winner”, which is a new version of the British game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
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Iran Urged to Waive Requirement for Film-Making Licence

A host of Iranian film-makers have urged authorities to waive the requirement for obtaining a licence for producing their movies.

72 Films from 30 Countries Competing at Tehran Short Film Festival

The 35th edition of Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) is underway in the Iranian capital, with the main goal of introducing the world’s best short films and creating a constructive competition between filmmakers from across the world.
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.

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