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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.

Veteran Iranian Actor Laid to Rest after Massive Funeral

Iran has bid farewell to Jamshid Mashayekhi, one of its most renowned movie stars who died on April 03 at the age of 85.

Khoos Doozi; A Beautiful Pricey Handicraft (+Video)

Khoos Doozi is a traditional Iranian needlework which uses narrow plastic strips in various colours for sewing on different clothing.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Tiling of Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace is a magnificent structure in Tehran whose construction dates back to the Safavid era, about 440 years ago, but has been renovated for several times in the following centuries.

City of Zanjan; Birthplace of Filigree Art

The city of Zanjan in north-western Iran has been registered as the national city and birthplace of filigree art, which dates back to several thousand years ago.

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