Theaters in Iran to welcome Eid al-Fitr with new films
Iranian theaters will add to the funs of Eid al-Fitr, the celebration marking the end of the month of Ramadan, by screening six new films on Wednesday.
Official says Iran welcomes psychiatrists’ assistance in movie ratings
Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) deputy director Ebrahim Darughezadeh said on Friday that his organization welcomes any assistance from the Iranian Psychiatric Association in rating movies.
‘Return’ wins ATK-FEST’s Grand Prix in Russia
Iranian short ‘Return’ directed by Shahriar Pourseyedian has won the Grand Prix of 3rd Alternative film territory (ATK-FEST) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The short film is about a man named Rahim who returns to his homeland after 23 years in prison to meet with his brother. Directed by Shahriar Pourseyedian, ‘Return’ has previously won the […]
’21 Days Later’ goes to UAE’s Sharjah Children Filmfest.
‘21 Days Later’, a feature film directed by Mohammad Reza Kheradmandan and produced by Soureh Cinema, will compete at the 6th Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) in the UAE. ’21 Days Later’ is a melodrama which revolves around the life of a teenager named Morteza who is faced with many challenges on his way […]
“Pig” named best at Fifigrot Film Festival
“Pig” by Iranian filmmaker Mani Haqiqi has won the Golden Amphora (Amphore D’or) at the 7th Fifigrot Film Festival, which took place in the French city of Toulouse last week, the organizers announced. The film is about Hassan, a filmmaker who has not been able to make any films recently, but his popular starlet can’t […]
Apricot Tree festival picks films from Iran
Three Iranian movies will be competing in the Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Armenia, the organizers have announced. “Meta Marathon” by Saeid Keshavarz, “Meeting” by Reza Majlesi and “The Rock” by Hamid Jafari will be screened in two different sections of the festival, which will take place in Yerevan and the beautiful village […]
Iranian movie centers on sexual assault, culture of silence
TEHRAN – Manijeh Hekmat narrates a story about sexual assault and the culture of silence in Iran in her latest movie “The Abandoned Road”. The film premiered in the official competition of the 36th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran on Friday. The film is about a woman employee who is kidnapped and raped on the […]
Docunight to screen ‘A Waltz for Tehran’, ‘Night Shift’
Two Iranian documentaries ‘A Waltz for Tehran’ and ‘Night Shift’, directed by Amir Mohammad Kharazmi will be screened at Docunight event in several cities in the US and Canada. Every first Wednesday of every month, Docunight will screen a documentary about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight screenings will take place across several […]
Nominees for Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year title announced
TEHRAN – Five cultural figures were selected to compete for the title of the Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year, the Art Bureau announced in a press release published on Saturday. The nominees are writer Hamid Hesam, painter Hassan Ruholamin, filmmaker Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, graphic designer Mohammadreza Doostmohammadi and documentarian Mehdi Naqavian. A jury composed of […]
Ankara exhibition showcases works by Iranian artists
TEHRAN – An exhibition underway at the Ankara Chamber of Industry is hanging a collection of artworks by a group of young Iranian expatriates living in Turkey. About 90 paintings, illuminations, drawings, photos and graphic designs by 18 artists have been selected for the exhibit, the organizers have announced. The opening ceremony on Friday was […]