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AFC Player of the Year can be Beiranvand 03 Dec 2019

AFC Player of the Year can be Beiranvand

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Ex-Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic believes that Alireza Beiranvand deserved to win the 2019 AFC Player of the Year award. Qatar’s rising star Akram Hassan Afif won the accolade at the 2019 AFC Annual Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday. However, Ivankovic says that Beiranvand has been the best Asian player […]

Asghar Farhadi to receive Stockholm Visionary Award 20 Oct 2018

Asghar Farhadi to receive Stockholm Visionary Award

 The two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi will be honored with the Stockholm Visionary Award this year at the 29th Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, the organizers announced last week. The organizers called Farhadi “one of world cinema’s greatest masters” and added “He meticulously depicts contemporary issues in his films, and how these are reflected […]

Four Iranian titles win awards at 3rd Slemani Filmfest. 17 Oct 2018

Four Iranian titles win awards at 3rd Slemani Filmfest.

The 3rd Slemani Film Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan named its winners last night, giving out four awards, including Best Film and Best Director, to films representing Iranian cinema. The 3rd Slemani International Film Festival kicked off on October 10 and wrapped up on October 16 in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. The festival’s Best Director award went […]

Keyhan Kalhor wins ‘Isaac Stern Human Spirit’ award 01 Sep 2018

Keyhan Kalhor wins ‘Isaac Stern Human Spirit’ award

 Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor was announced the winner of ‘Isaac Stern Human Spirit’ award. As announced by Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, this year’s ‘Human Spirit’ award will be jointly handed out to Kalhor and the Xiaoshuijing Miao Farmers Choir from southern China. First established in 2016, the award aims to honor individuals […]

Winners of Iran Press Photo Awards announced 15 May 2018

Winners of Iran Press Photo Awards announced

TEHRAN – The winners of the Iran Press Photo Awards were honored during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by Hamid Forutan, the director of the Iranian Photojournalists Association, which is the organizer of the photo awards. The award in the multimedia section was presented to Abolfazl Nesai. […]

Samadi’s ‘Gaze’ Wins Audience Award in Sweden 07 Feb 2018

Samadi’s ‘Gaze’ Wins Audience Award in Sweden

The short fiction ‘Gaze’ by filmmaker Farnoosh Samadi has won the Audience Award at the 36th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, October 23-29, in Sweden. The 15-minute film is about a woman who witnesses something happening in a bus on her way back from work. She has to decide whether to reveal it or not, […]

‘Pet Man’ wins Brazilian filmfest. award 24 Dec 2017

‘Pet Man’ wins Brazilian filmfest. award

TEHRAN – Iranian short ‘Pet Man’ by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar won the best animation award from The Sao Paulo Times Film Festival. ‘Pet Man’ directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar won the best short animation award from the 2nd Sao Paulo Times Film Festival. The São Paulo Times Film Festival is an event held by newspaper The São […]

Film museum honored at Iranian Cinematic Research Awards 20 Dec 2017

Film museum honored at Iranian Cinematic Research Awards

TEHRAN – The Film Museum of Iran has been honored at the Annual Iranian Cinematic Research Awards at the first edition of the annual event. The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday at the museum, where several other researchers also were honored, the organizers announced. The awards have been established by the Cinema Organization of […]

‘Animal’ wins innovative short film award at Medfilm festival 11 Dec 2017

‘Animal’ wins innovative short film award at Medfilm festival

TEHRAN – Iranian short ‘Animal’ directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark won Cervantes Rome Award for the most innovative short film at the 23rd edition of MedFilm Festival. The statement issued by the jury on ‘Animal’ reads “this short film screens an ancient, mythic idea with a contemporary significance and depicts humanity’s despairing situation and […]

Iranian photographers win awards at Serbian contest 05 Dec 2017

Iranian photographers win awards at Serbian contest

TEHRAN – Eight Iranian photographers won awards in different sections of the Through the Viewfinder, an international photo contest that was held in Kragujevac, Serbia, the organizers announced last week. Ahmad Khatiri won the FIAP Gold Medal for his single photo “Prayer and Mourning for the Martyrdom of Their Fathers in War Zones” in the […]