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“Katyusha” picked as best at Love Intl. Film Festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director and producer Ali Atshani’s comedy “Katyusha” has been named best film at the Love International Film Festival in Santa Monica, California in the U.S. on Saturday. The film also brought Mahmud Atshani the award for best cinematographer, the Bita Film Company that is the distributor of …

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Iran to host Finnish film festival

TEHRAN – Movies from Finnish filmmakers will be reviewed during a weeklong festival, which will be held in three Iranian cities from September 28 to October 4, the organizers announced on Saturday. The Finnish Film Week will be organized by Iran’s Art and Experience Cinema and the Finnish Film Foundation …

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Sedicicorto festival picks films from Iran 

TEHRAN – A lineup of 18 Iranian films will be competing in the Sedicicorto International Film Festival running in the Italian city of Forli from October 4 to 13, the organizers have announced. A selection of 15 films will go on screen in Iranfest, a section dedicated to Iranian short …

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Children’s painting exhibit marks International Day of Peace

TEHRAN — The Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex in Tehran hosted an exhibition of children’s paintings on Saturday to mark the International Day of Peace. Entitled “For Love and Peace”, the event exhibited a collection created by a group of schoolchildren during a two-year cultural project, which was implemented in collaboration …

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Winners of Ashura Book of the Year awards announced

TEHRAN – The winners of the Dibil Khuzai Awards – Ashura Book of the Year in various categories were honored during a special ceremony at the House of Humanities Thinkers in Tehran on Wednesday. The Dibil Khuzai Foundation, a center established by the office of the Leader of the Islamic …

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Yari film festival announces lineup

TEHRAN – A lineup of 12 short and feature films will go on screen at the 19th edition of the Iranian Film Festival in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on October 12 and 13.  “Orange Days” by Arash Lahuti, “Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh and “Reza” by Alireza Motamedi are among …

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Avant-garde artist Masud Arabshahi dies at 84

TEHRAN – Masud Arabshahi, one of the pioneers of Iranian conceptual art, died of heart failure at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday. He was 84, his wife Giti has announced. Arabshahi was born in Tehran in September 1935. He studied design and painting when he was a teenager and at …

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