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Iran’s Fajr Film Festival a Genuine Event: Lebanese Juror

The Senegalese-Lebanese juror of the 37th International Fajr Film Festival says the atmosphere of the event shows we are dealing with a festival that is “genuine” and does its job well.

Young Offenders Stage Play in Support of ‘Iranian Oliver Twists’

A group of Iranian teenagers from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Tehran have staged a play named Oliver Twist based on the famous classic of the same name by British writer Charles Dickens, as part of a campaign to “support Iranian Oliver Twists.”

Fajr Festival Great Chance to Watch Oriental Films: Italian Director

Italian director, screenwriter and actor Italo Spinelli believes that the focus of cinema is moving from the West to the East, and Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival is the best place to watch Oriental movies.

World Wood Day Event Praises Iranian Artist’s Work

The World Wood Day event recently held in Austria rewarded a magnificent work of art by Alireza Bavandpour, a prominent wood artist from Kermanshah in Western Iran.

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Prominent Master of Folk Art, Dies

Famous Iranian artist and traditional folk art collector Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has died at the age of 97.

New Iranian Directors Make Unusual Films: American Critic

American film critic Deborah Young says the new generation of Iranian filmmakers are more adventurous than the previous ones, and make more unusual films.

Salt Statues on Display in Art Festival East of Iran

Artists from 12 Iranian provinces have put on show their salt statues in a national festival held in a marsh in South Khorasan, eastern Iran.

Big Names to Attend Iranian Film Festival despite US Bans

A number of renowned cinema professionals, including American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Joseph Schrader, are going to attend the 37th International Fajr Festival in Tehran despite the discouraging impact of Trump’s sanctions.

‘Are You Volleyball?!’ Most Acclaimed Short Film of Iran

The Iranian short film “Are You Volleyball?!” has turned into the most acclaimed short film of the country after winning its latest award at Ascona Festival of Switzerland.

Movie Stars Gather in Tehran to Raise Fund for Flood Victims

A group of movie stars and filmmakers recently gathered in a movie theatre in central Tehran to raise funds for the victims of the recent floods across the country, joining other Iranians from all walks of life who have donated over $7.5 million to the Iranian Red Crescent Society so far.

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