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Muhammad, a giant step by Iranian cinema toward Muslim unity
Muhammad, which will premiere at the 2015 Fajr Festival, is a cultural symbol of Muslim unity.
Seminary official and students weigh in on a TV series about clerics
Seminary students lead a simple and unassuming life. Unfortunately, the younger generation only knows clerics through TV.
The world needs justice-based peace, not temporary ceasefire
Abbas Kiarostami, a famed Iranian filmmaker, is told by those fighting on battlefields about what happened during the Iraq-Iran war which touched the lives of so many people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
‘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.
“A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, a joint Iran-Afghan film becomes a candidate for Oscars
“A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, an Iranian movie shot in Afghanistan, is to be presented as an Afghan production at the 87th Academy Awards.
Iranian actor Hassan Raziani has passed away
Iranian actor Hassan Raziani succumbs to lung infection at the age of 83.
Life and death of Robin Williams from a psychiatric perspective
A psychological look at the suicide of Hollywood great Robin Williams.
Artists commemorate Hamid Samandarian
The Iranian artistic community has honored the memory of renowned theater director Hamid Samandarian. A July 14th issue of Iran Daily – a Tehran-based English-language newspaper – ran a short report on the ceremony to mark the occasion.
Iranian artists express regret over Gaza massacre
Two Iranian artists have stated utter grief over the Zionist regime’s crimes in the Gaza Strip.
Birthplace to hit the screen after a six-year ban
Birthplace, a movie banned for six years, secures permission for public screening.
National Cinema Day to return to official calendar
Iran Cinema Organization appeals for the reinstatement of National Cinema Day on the country’s official calendar.
Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ to be screened on Eid al-Fitr
Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ producer has said the movie was already produced to be shown on Eid al-Fitr.
Peyman Moadi selected for Shanghai film festival jury
The celebrated Iranian actor/director/writer Peyman Moadi has been selected for the international jury of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, announced the organizers.
Asghar Farhadi to head APSA jury
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced long time APSA Academy member and internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi as President of the International Jury for the 2014 Awards in December.