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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.

Iranian Filmmaker Wins Best Director Award in Canada

Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
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Iran’s Submission ‘The Salesman’ Receives Oscar Nomination

‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards.
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Majidi Criticises Saudi Arabia for Banning His Film about Prophet Muhammad

Iranian acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi slammed the authorities of Saudi Arabia and Al-Azhar University for banning his latest film about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) without even watching it.
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Majidi’s Film on Prophet Muhammad’s Life to Go on Screens in Turkey

‘Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God’, a film by renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi, will be screened at major movie theatres in Turkey as of tomorrow.
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Muhammad, in the eyes of two world-famous cinema figures

Majid Majidi’s movie on the life of the Prophet Muhammad has been acclaimed by cinematic and non-cinematic figures.
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Director of The Godfather praises Muhammad, the Messenger of God

Muhammad, the Messenger of God has been given a warm welcome at home and abroad, with the creator of The Godfather hailing the movie on the life of the Muslim prophet.

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