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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.

15 Iranian Shorts to Compete at Italy’s Sedicicorto Film Festival

15 Iranian short films will compete at the Iran Fest section of 16th International Sedicicorto International Film Festival due to be held in Forli, Italy.

Iranian Film ‘6.5 per Metre’ Warmly Received at Venice Festival

The Iranian film “6.5 per Metre” which is presented to international film events under the title “Just 6.5”, has got a warm reception at the 76th edition of the prestigious Venice Film Festival.

Iran Chooses Documentary Film as Its Academy Awards Submission

“Finding Farideh”, a documentary film directed by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Atayi, has been selected as the Iranian cinema’s representative and official submission to 2020 Academy Awards after several decision making sessions.

Iranian Documentary Shines in Foreign Festivals

The Iranian documentary “Beloved” by Yasser Talebi has received its fifth reward from international film festivals.

‘Conversations with Kiarostami’ Now on Bookshelves in US

A collection of interviews by famous American film critic Godfrey Cheshire III with late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has been published in the United States in the form of a 188-page book entitled "Conversations with Kiarostami".

‘The Warden’ Screened for Visually Impaired in Iran

For the first time in Iran, a film has been screened for the visually impaired people at Tehran’s Charsou Cinematic Complex.

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