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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.

Iran media: Tehran, IAEA agreement on safeguard issues by July

The visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi comes as negotiations in Vienna for the revival of the JCPOA are in their final days. According to Iranian officials, during this visit, past issues related to nuclear safeguards were discussed and the two sides agreed to resolve this issue by July, which was also covered by Iranian media.

Tehran art exhibition features contemporary view of nature

Tehran’s Jaleh Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition dubbed, “Nature in the Contemporary Perspective” featuring a diverse collection of paintings.

Mixed reactions to Russian invasion of Ukraine in Iranian newspapers

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn mixed reactions from newspapers in Iran with some criticizing Moscow while other blaming it on the US and NATO.

Amir-Reza: On the path to a dream

Amir-Reza was diagnosed with pineoblastoma (brain tumor) at the age of 5 and recovered after 2 years of treatment. His parents, being aware of Amir-Reza’s interest in singing, decided to introduce him as a singer to perform at events organized by a cancer-stricken children’s charity.

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.

Iranian media: US blamed as the main factor behind Ukraine crisis

Many Iranian media outlets provided wide coverage of remarks on Tuesday by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the Ukraine crisis. The Leader said Ukraine has fallen victim to American interventionist policies. He, however, called for the cessation of war that broke out last week.

Iranian media keep close tabs on Russia’s military expedition to Ukraine

On day 5 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Iranian media continued dedicating their headlines to the latest developments on the ground in the ex-Soviet republic. Some of them have also run analyses on the impact of the conflict on the Vienna talks between Iran and the P4+1 group.

Iran denies foreign writer’s claims about links with Ayatollah Khamenei’s office

The Office for the Preservation and Publication of the Works of Ayatollah Khamenei has denied a foreign national’s claim that she had direct links with its website.

What Iranian media are saying on Ukraine

Four days into Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine and occupation of part of the country’s territory, the developments concerning the military move – which is dubbed the largest post World War II military conflict – keeps making headlines and appearing on analyses in Iranian media. Here is Iran Front Page’s look at how Iranian media are covering the story.

Sheikh al-Raees Ibn Sina mausoleum under a blanket of snow

Hamedan is one of the most beautiful cities of Iran, with a long history that goes back to thousands of years, as the capital of different Iranian dynasties, including Medes.

Iran hosts exhibition of compound sculptures

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is hosting an exhibition of compound figures made of wood and terracotta.

‘Bells tolling for resuming JCPOA’s implementation’

Iranian media are focucsing on the latest about the vienna talks over the revival of Iran's nuclear deal.

Fajr fest: Tehran’s City Theater hosts stage, street performances

On Saturday, the seventh day of the 40th Fajr International Theater Festival, the City Theater complex of the Iranian capital, Tehran, was the scene of several street and stage performances.

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.

Nine Iranian provinces host 37th Fajr Music Festival

The 37th Fajr Music Festival is being held in 9 other provinces of Iran in addition to the capital.

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.

Fajr Intl. Music Festival to be held in Tehran

The 37th Fajr International Music Festival will kick off on February 11 in the Iranian capital Tehran, hosting artists from Italy, Germany, Afghanistan and Egypt along with Iranian musicians.

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.

Iran closes down news agency for publishing graphic content

Iran’s press regulatory authority has shut down the Rokna News Agency after it published graphic content in a blatant violation of the country’s laws regulating media.

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.

Day 6 of Fajr Film Festival

On the sixth day of the Fajr Film Festival in Milad Tower, the two films of "Henas" directed by "Hossein Darabi" about the life of nuclear martyr Dariush Rezainejad and "Golden Night" directed by "Yousef Hatamikia", the son of the famous Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Hatami Kia, were screened.

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