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Iranian Film Bags Two Awards at Venice Festival

The Iranian film ‘No Date, No Signature’ has won the awards for Best Director and Best Actor at the Venice Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
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Iran Sells Screening Rights of 64 Films to Other Countries

The screening rights of dozens of Iranian films have been sold to other countries during President Hassan Rouhani’s first term, according to an official.
Iranian Documentary to Compete in Sydney Film Festival

Iranian Documentary to Compete in Sydney Film Festival

Iranian documentary ‘Mashti Esmaeil’ will take part in the competition section of the 15th Experimental International Film Festival (flExiff 2002-2022), which is due to be held in Sydney, Australia, on September 23-24, 2017.

Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” has started principal photography on “Everybody Knows”, his new psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

3 Iranian Films to Compete in American Film Festival

Three Iranian feature films will be screened at the 12th Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival in Pennsylvania, the US, in September.

Iranian Animation ‘Stripy’ Praised in Hungary

An Iranian short animated film titled “Stripy” has drawn great praise from the Hungarian animation society following its screening in a film festival in the country.

Iranian Filmmaker to Sit on Venice Film Festival’s Jury

Prominent filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will serve as a jury member in the Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival, August 30-September 9.

Iranian Film ‘Zar’ among 2017 Best Horror Movies

The horror film ‘Zar’ written and directed by Nima Farahi has been selected by the Spotlight Horror Awards, an American virtual magazine for horror films, as one of the award winners in 2017.
Six Iranian Films at Durban International Film Festival

Six Iranian Films at Durban International Film Festival

Three feature films, two documentaries and a short film will represent the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 38th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.

180 Iranian Female Filmmakers to Compete in Int’l Festival

A record-breaking number of Iranian female filmmakers are set to take part in different sections of an international film festival due to be held within the next two weeks.

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