Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Female Iranian filmmakers, actresses condemn ‘sexual violence’ in cinema

Iranian female filmmakers and actresses have issued a statement to condemn what they have called violence against women in the country’s cinema.

Veteran Iranian radio & TV presenter dies of heart attack

Veteran Iranian radio and television presenter and announcer Alireza Ghaffari has died of a heart attack.

Iranian actor returns Russian award in protest at Ukraine war

Iranian actor Hamid Farrokhnezhad has returned an award he was granted at a 2005 film event in Moscow for his role in an anti-war movie to protest Russia’s military campaign against Ukraine.

Iranian actress Fakoor-Saboor dies at 43

Iranian actress Zohreh Fakoor-Saboor has passed away at the age of 43 over what is reported to be drug poisoning.

Fajr Film Festival: “Mehdi’s Position”, “The Grassland” and “The Last Snow” win main awards

The closing ceremony of the 40th Fajr Film Festival was held in the presence of the filmmakers contesting the competition on Friday night in Milad Tower in Tehran. The films of “Mehdi’s Position”, “The Last Snow” and “The Grassland” won the main awards of this period.

Fajr Film Festival: “Mehdi’s Position” sets a record with most nominations

According to the Fajr Film Festival Public Relations’ Information Center, the jury of the 40th event, after reviewing 22 films, announced their nominations in various fields on the evening of February 10 and “Mehdi's Position” was nominated for most of the awards.

Day 10 of Fajr Intl. Film Festival: Round-up

Day 10 of the International Fajr Film Fetival saw the screening of Zed – Against – directed by Amir Abbas Rabiei, which recounts a key moment in the early days of the Islamic revolution in Iran, and Khaen Koshi – Killing a Traitor - director by renowned Iranian film maker Masoud Kimiai, but even they failed to appease critics and heat up the festival.

Fajr Film Festival: Critics’ disappointment at the end of day 9

On the ninth day of the International Fajr Film Festival, the movies "The Town" directed by Ali Hazrati and "2888" directed by Keyvan Alimohammadi and Ali Akbar Heydari were screened at the house of the festival, but both films failed to satisfy the critics.

Young filmmakers fail to attract critical acclaim

On the eighth day of the Fajr Film Festival, "Without Roya", directed by Arian Vazir Daftari and "Without a Prior Appointment", directed by Behrouz Shoaibi were screened at the festival’s house. But neither of the two young filmmakers was able to win the approval of a majority of critics.

Fajr Film Festival: The ‘medium’ film festival is coming to an end

On the seventh day of the Fajr Film Festival, the films "The Night Guard" directed by "Reza Mirkarimi" and "Mahdi's Position" directed by "Hadi Hejazifar" were screened in Tehran’s Milad Tower.

Iranian filmmaker Alireza Sajjadpour dies

Iranian film director and producer Alireza Sajjadpour, has died from a brain tumor. Sajjadpour’s son, Ruhollah, confirmed the report on his personal page.

Oscar-winning Farhadi ready for awards season with ‘A Hero’

Two time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian director, is prepared to enjoy awards season this time around if his shortlisted film "A Hero" makes it to the final five when the Oscar nominations are announced next week.

More films screened on 5th day of Iran’s intl. Fajr Festival

The 40th edition of Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival has entered its fifth day, with two more films going on screen at the country’s biggest cinematic event.

Iranian actress Hatami granted honorary award at France film fest

The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France has offered an honorary award to award-winning Iranian actress Leila Hatami, the president of its jury, for her carrier.

4th day of Fajr Film Festival held in Tehran

On the fourth day of the 40th edition of Fajr Film Festival in Milad Tower, Tehran, critics watched two films: "Private Meeting" directed by Omid Shams and "Mahan" directed by Hamid Shah-Hatami.

Day Three of Fajr Film Festival: A Summary

During the third day of Fajr Film Festival, underway in Tehran Milad Tower Complex, critics sat down to watch “Barf-e-Akhar” – Last Snow – directed by Amir Hossein Asgari and “Laye Haye Dorough” – Layers of Lie – directed by Ramin Sohrab as the first feature film, jointly produced by Iran and Finland.

Second day of Fajr Film Festival held in Iran

On the second day of Iran's Fajr Film Festival, movies were screened in theatres of Tehran and other Iranian cities in the competition section, while critics watched two films at the Milad Tower Conference Center in the capital.

40th Fajr Film Festival kicks off in Tehran, other cities

Iran held the first day of its annual Fajr Film Festival on Monday at the Milad Tower Conference Center.

Farhadi’s “A Hero” grabs 3 awards in Palm Springs

Iranian movie “A Hero”, directed by Asghar Farhadi, won three awards in Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). The film represented Iran in the 94th Oscars.

Iran’s Behrouz Afkhami announces retirement as cinema director

Famous Iranian filmmaker Behrouza Afkhami has announced retirement from cinema directorship.

Iran’s ‘A Hero’ on preliminary list of 2022 BAFTA nominations

Iranian drama “A Hero”, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been longlisted in the international feature film category in the 75th British Academy Film Awards.

Prominent Iranian actress to chair French film festival

Well-known Iranian actress Leila Hatami was named as the president jury of the 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas.

Iran’s Farhadi loses Golden Globe race to Japan’s Hamaguchi

The movie “Drive My Car”, directed by Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi, won the Golden Globe for best non-English language film. “A Hero” directed by Asghar Farhadi was among the five nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

Iranian poet, filmmaker dies of COVID-19 at 47

Iranian poet, author and filmmaker Abtin Baktash has passed away at the age of 47 as a result of infection with COVID-19.

Iran actor Payman Maadi among Sundance 2022 jury members

Iranian actor Payman Maadi has been selected as one of the jury members in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the US. The film festival will take place in hybrid format from Jan. 20 to 30.

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