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Majidi Thanks Erdogan for Screening ‘Muhammad’ in Turkey

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for allowing his film Muhammad: The Messenger of God to go on screens in Turkey.

Turkish Sufi Festival to Give Majid Majidi Plaque of Honour

Famous Iranian director Majid Majidi will receive a special award known as Plaque of Loyalty from the 2nd SufiSin Festival in Konya, Turkey, said the only Iranian member of the International Mevlana Foundation.

Fajr Int’l Film Festival Wraps Up with Announcing Winners

The 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) was concluded at Vahdat Hall in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday with the winners being announced during the closing ceremony.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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