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Unacknowledged Fajr films triumphant at Qoqnus Screen Awards 17 Feb 2018

Unacknowledged Fajr films triumphant at Qoqnus Screen Awards

TEHRAN – Those films that failed to garner an award at the 36th Fajr Film Festival last week were honored on Friday night during the 7th edition of the Qoqnus Screen Awards, which is organized by the Art Bureau to honor revolutionary films. “Damascus Time”, a film directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia about the soldiers who […]

Iranian theaters refresh screens to keep box office brisk after Fajr 14 Feb 2018

Iranian theaters refresh screens to keep box office brisk after Fajr

TEHRAN – Three Iranian films are coming on screen at Iranian theaters to maintain the pickup experienced by their box offices during the Fajr Film Festival. The theaters eagerly arranged additional screenings by public demand during the ten-day festival, which wrapped up on Sunday. Now, they are revising their schedules to sustain the improvement. Starring […]

“Woodpecker” leads Fajr ten most popular movies 06 Feb 2018

“Woodpecker” leads Fajr ten most popular movies

TEHRAN – “Woodpecker”, a drama that centers on the isolation of a female addict, topped the ten most popular movies at the 36th Fajr Film Festival, the organizer announced in a poll conducted online. Starring Sara Bahrami, Amin Hayai and Mahnaz Afshar, “Woodpecker” has been directed by Behruz Shoeibi. In addition, Mahmud Razavi is the […]

Veterans receive career awards at Fajr Film Festival 03 Feb 2018

Veterans receive career awards at Fajr Film Festival

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr Film Festival opened at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Thursday with honoring cineastes Mohammad-Ali Najafi, Manuchehr Esmaeili and Akbar Abdi, and a tribute to the late producer, Ali Moallem. Moallem’s widow, Azar Memarian, and his two sons, Iman and Omid, were called on stage to receive an award presented by Minister […]

Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival holds opening ceremony in Kermanshah 25 Jan 2018

Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival holds opening ceremony in Kermanshah

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 12th edition of the Fajr International Poetry Festival held the opening ceremony of the event on Wednesday in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah in sympathy with people in the quake-stricken region. The opening ceremony took place in the Entezar Hall of Kermanshah, the organizers announced. The participating poets […]

Curtains go up for Fajr theater festival 18 Jan 2018

Curtains go up for Fajr theater festival

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival will open at different venues across Tehran tomorrow with performances by dozens of troupes from Iran and other countries. Iranian director Mahmudreza Karimi will stage Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” at Tehran’s City Theater Complex on the first night, while a troupe of young actors directed […]

Music performances staged on 7th night of Fajr Musicfest. 17 Jan 2018

Music performances staged on 7th night of Fajr Musicfest.

TEHRAN – At the 7th night of the 33rd edition of Fajr International Festival of Music, MNA photographers framed the performances staged in three venues of Azadi tower, Niavaran Palace, and Roudaki Hall.

French experts Tartar, Cormann invited to Fajr theater festival 03 Jan 2018

French experts Tartar, Cormann invited to Fajr theater festival

TEHRAN – French experts Enzo Cormann and Luc Tartar have been invited to attend panel discussions in Tehran. The discussions are a prelude to the 36th Fajr International Theater Festival, which will held in Tehran during February, the organizers announced on Tuesday. The discussions, which are about the position of texts in modern theater, will […]

Fajr festival announces short film lineup 20 Dec 2017

Fajr festival announces short film lineup

TEHRAN – Four short films have been selected to compete in the 36th Fajr Film Festival, the organizers announced on Wednesday. “Marlon” by Farnaz Hajiha, “Animal” co-directed by filmmakers Bahram and Bahman Ark, “Lunch Time” by Alireza Qasemi and “Disclosure” by Ehsan Mokhtari are the shorts, which will be screened at the festival. The 36th […]

New secretary appointed to Fajr Film Festival 02 Sep 2017

New secretary appointed to Fajr Film Festival

TEHRAN – The Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) Director Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian appointed Ebrahim Darughehzadeh the new secretary of the 36th Fajr Film Festival on Wednesday. Darughezadeh replaced Mohammad Heidari who had held the position since 2015. Darughezadeh was the director of the Supervision and Evaluation Office (SEO) of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance […]