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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.
“A Hero” nominated for awards in CFCA
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “A Hero” has been nominated for two awards from Chicago Film Critics Association.
Iranian movies among top films of 2021 in France
Iranian movies “6.5 per Meter” made by Saeed Roostai and “A Hero” directed by Asghar Farhadi have found themselves among France’s top films of the year from the critics’ viewpoint.
Minister: Fajr Intl. Film Festival to feature ‘Haj Qassem’ special section
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mahdi Esmaeili says a special section will be allocated to Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in this year’s International Fajr Film Festival.
Iran short movie wins best foreign film prize at US festival
Iranian short film "A Poetess" has received the Best Foreign Film award from the jury in the California Women’s Film Festival.
Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ makes Oscars international shortlist
Iran’s “A Hero”, Japan’s “Drive My Car”, Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” and Italy’s “The Hand of God” are among the 15 films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Oscars Best International Feature Film race, the Academy has announced.
Iran’s ‘Cinema Verite’ underway in Tehran
The 15th edition of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite" is underway in the capital Tehran.
Iran’s ‘A Hero’ nominated for Golden Globe
Nominations for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday, and Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed film ‘A Hero’ is among the five nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.
Iran’s Farhadi to receive directing award at Palm Springs Film Fest
Variety will honor two-time Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January as part of the publication’s annual “10 Directors to Watch” and Creative Impact Awards brunch at the Parker Palm Springs.
Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ to contest in 2022 Oscars
"A Hero", written and directed by renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, will contest in the best international feature film category of the 94th Academy Awards.
‘A Hero’ wins best original screenplay and foreign language film of 2021 by NBR
Big news for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s awards campaign as his movie “A Hero” has been named the best foreign language film and the original screenplay of the year by the National Board of Review.
Iranian movie ‘The Badger’ wins award at Italy festival
Iranian filmmaker Kazem Mollaei has received the award for best director at the Terni Film Festival in Italy for "The Badger".
Iranian movie “Khonyar’s Children” wins prize at Moscow film festival
The Iranian movie “Khonyar’s Children” has stolen the show at the 41st International Student Festival organized by the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK).
Iranian actor chosen as head of jury in US film festival
Iranian cinema and theater actor Hamid Farkhonejad has been selected as the head of the jury of the 20th International Brightlight Film Festival in the United States.
Iranian movie “Orca” wins audience awards at Qatar festival
“Orca”, the story of an Iranian swimmer who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, has won the audience award at the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar.
Asghar Farhadi wins Asia-Pacific Best Director Award for “A Hero”
Famous Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has won the Best Director Award at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 2021 for his film "A Hero".
Iranian Film Festival underway in France
The Iranian Film Festival in France starts at the Elysee movie theater of Chantilly in the presence of the city’s mayor.
Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Picked to Represent Iranian Cinema in 2022 Oscars
The Iranian jury in charge of submissions for the Academy Awards has picked Ghahreman (A Hero), directed by Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, to represent the Iranian cinema in the 2022 Oscars.
Iranian actor Ezzatollah Mehravaran dies
Iranian television and cinema actor, director and dramatist Ezzatollah Mehravaran has passed away at the age of 72.
Vishka Asayesh Wins Best Actress at US Winter Film Awards for “The Badger”
Iranian feature film, The Badger, directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeedian, has won the IndeiPix (best independent film) and best actress awards at the 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival in the US.
Iranian artist Fatali Oveisi dies
Renowned Iranian television and cinema actor and director Fatali Oveisi has died at a hospital in Tehran. Oveisi went into a coma due to a massive stroke on September 30. He was 76 when he died.
Prominent Iranian Actor Dies of COVID-19, laid to rest
A funeral ceremony has been held for Veteran Iranian star of screen Siamak Atlasi at Behesht-Zahra cemetery in the capital, Tehran.