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First Iranian Woman Filmmaker Dies at 92

First Iranian Woman Filmmaker Dies at 92

Veteran actress and filmmaker Shahla Riahi has passed away at the age of 92 in Tehran, her family confirmed.
Five Iranian Films on Screen at Kerala Film Festival

Five Iranian Films on Screen at Kerala Film Festival

An Iranian juror and five movies directed by Iranian filmmakers are participating in the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2019) in India.
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Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Jean-Claude Carrière’s Paintings

A solo exhibition of paintings by renowned French filmmaker Jean-Claude Carrière was recently held at the Dastaan Gallery of Tehran.

Iranian Film Attracts Attention in IDFA 2019

“Sunless Shadows”, a movie directed by Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei, has won great acclaim at the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA).
Iranian Actress Invites ‘Mary Poppins’ to Come to Iran

Iranian Actress Invites ‘Mary Poppins’ to Come to Iran

Iranian actress Behnoush Tabatabai, who recently appeared in an Iranian theatrical adaptation of musical film "Mary Poppins", has in an Instagram post called on her American counterpart in the movie, Julie Andrews, to come to Iran to watch the play.

Oscars 2020: ‘Last Fiction’ First Iranian Film to Run for Best Animated Feature

Iranian animated movie “The Last Fiction” is among the thirty-two animated features submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards.

Russian Orientalists Praise Impact of Iranian Films on World Cinema

A group of Russian Orientalist professors, who are in Iran to participate in cultural activities, believe the Iranian cinema has had a huge impact on the world cinema.

Iranian Feature Wins Top Award at North Korean Festival

Iranian movie "Orange Days", directed by Arash Lahouti, has won the Best Film Award at Pyongyang International Film Festival in North Korea.

Afghan Film Post-Produced in Iran Picked for 2020 Oscars

The Afghan movie “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha”, directed by Sahra Karimi and championed by Angelina Jolie. is on the list of the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards.

Iran to Host Finland Film Week

The Finnish Film Week is going to be held in three Iranian cities from September 28 to October 4, with nine feature films and seven short films to go on screens.