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11th Tehran Intl. Cartoon Bienneial names winners

11th Tehran Intl. Cartoon Bienneial names winners

Winners of the 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial were honored with awards in three sections of thematic, caricature, and free cartoon during a ceremony on Friday.

 
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Iran’s 'Breath' fails to make Oscars shortlist

Iran’s Foreign Language Academy Award entry for 2018, Narges Abyar’s Iran-Iraq war drama ‘Breath’, did not make the Academy’s shortlist that was announced on Thursday.

 
French cinemas host Starless Dreams

French cinemas host Starless Dreams

Mehrdad Oskouei’s award-winning and much admired ‘Starless Dreams’ has been screened at 24 cinemas across France.

 
Ayatollah Araki details Islamic Unity Conference 2017

Ayatollah Araki details Islamic Unity Conference 2017

Iranian top cleric called Islamic ummah as a nation to serve other nations with efforts to call people for peace and goodness as the basis for its formation.

 
Indian Filmfest. to host ‘Bystander’

Indian Filmfest. to host ‘Bystander’

Iranian short animated piece ‘Bystander’, directed by Sheyda Kashi, will be screened at the 2017 edition of Madurai Film Festival in India.

 
UNRWA removes Palestine map, Jerusalem images from school books

UNRWA removes Palestine map, Jerusalem images from school books

Jordanian MPs said that the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) had removed a map of Palestine and images of Jerusalem images from its schools in Jordan, Quds Press reported Monday.

 
700-year-old Torah seized in Turkey’s south

700-year-old Torah seized in Turkey’s south

Turkish security forces seized an ancient Torah manuscript on Nov. 19 in the southern province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

 
2 Iranian shorts to be screened at Russian event

2 Iranian shorts to be screened at Russian event

Two Iranian movies named ‘The Wind Carried the Striped Pajama of Dad’ by Mohammad Sadeghi and ‘the Refugee Camp’ by Saeed Naghavian to be screened in the 22nd Radonezh film festival.

 

Honorable mention goes to Iranian documentary film

Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei, ‘Starless Dreams’ received the honorable mention by the jury panel at Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo.

 

'The Hose' to be screened in Indonesian filmfest.

Directed by Masoud Forouzesh, ‘The Hose’ to be screened in the first ‘Light of Asia’ section in the 12th JAFF film festival.

 
‘Bystander’ wins best award at Ukraine’s Filmfest.

‘Bystander’ wins best award at Ukraine’s Filmfest.

Directed by Sheyda Kashi, Iranian short animated piece named ‘Bystander’ won the best short animated movie award at the 3rd Cinemaway Film Festival in Ukraine.

 
Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

 
Art & Experience Cinema joins CICAE

Art & Experience Cinema joins CICAE

Iran’s Art & Experience Cinema, dedicated to indie, non-commercial films, has become a member of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE).

 
 
Iranian feature ‘Israfil’ gains addmitance to Hong Kong Filmfest.

Iranian feature ‘Israfil’ gains addmitance to Hong Kong Filmfest.

Directed by Aida Panahandeh and produced by Mastaneh Mohajer, Iranian feature ‘Israfil’ has gained addmitance to Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.

 
‘Release from Heaven’ to be screened in Czech filmfest.

‘Release from Heaven’ to be screened in Czech filmfest.

Iranian animated piece ‘Release from Heaven’ to be screened at the10th International Film Festival for Children and Youth JUNIORFES in Czech Republic.

 
‘The Servant’ nominated for $17k prize at TIAF

‘The Servant’ nominated for $17k prize at TIAF

Iranian animation ‘The Servant’ directed by Farnoush Abedi has been nominated to receive the grand prix for best animated short film at 3rd Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF) in Taiwan.

 
Kelileh & Demneh to vie at Czech Filmfest.

Kelileh & Demneh to vie at Czech Filmfest.

Iranian animated film ‘Kelileh & Demneh’, directed by Alireza Tavakkoli is to go on screen in Junior Fest, the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Czech Republic.

 
Iranian director to receive Turkish honorary award

Iranian director to receive Turkish honorary award

Prominent Iranian filmmaker Rakhshān Banietemad, will receive an honorary award at the closing ceremony of the 7th Malatya international Film Festival in Turkey.

 
Female cyclist atop Jebel Jais Challenge

Female cyclist atop Jebel Jais Challenge

A female legionnaire cyclist of Iran offered awe-inspiring athletic performances at Jebel Jais Cycling Challenge in the UAE and managed to win the gold medal.

 
‘Boomerang’ to be screened at Canadian Filmfest.

‘Boomerang’ to be screened at Canadian Filmfest.

Screened at Fake Flesh Film Festival, Iranian short, ‘Boomerang’ is slated to go to an international film festival in Canada’s British Columbia.

 
‘Arba’een should be based on unity of denominations, religions’: cleric

‘Arba’een should be based on unity of denominations, religions’: cleric

Senior Shia jurisprudent stressed that the commemoration of Arba’een should be based on unifying Shia, non-Shia and even people from other relgions.

 
Iranian first female nominee for Oscar challenges Donald Trump

Iranian first female nominee for Oscar challenges Donald Trump

Iran’s first Oscar-nominated female director has challenged President Donald Trump to watch her film to see if its portrayal of ordinary Iranians’ experience of war and revolution will change his views ...

 

'It’s Raining Slowly' to be screened at Exground Filmfest.

Directed by Saeed Nejati, Iranian short 'It’s Raining Slowly' will go on screen at German film festival.

 
8 Iranian shorts to be screened in German Filmfest.

8 Iranian shorts to be screened in German Filmfest.

Some 8 Iranian short films will go on screen in Germany’s Exground Film Festival.

 
‘Pet Man’ to go on screen at two intl. festivals

‘Pet Man’ to go on screen at two intl. festivals

Iranian animated short ‘Pet Man’, directed by Marzieh Abrar Paidar, has been accepted to compete at two international film festivals in US and Spain.

 
‘Kupal’ accepted to Kolkata Intl. Film Festival

‘Kupal’ accepted to Kolkata Intl. Film Festival

Written and directed by Kazem Mollaei, Iranian feature ‘Kupal’ has been accepted to compete at the main competition section of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival in India.

 
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Iran's 23rd Press, News Agencies Exhibition kicks off

The opening ceremony of 23rd Press, News Agencies Exhibition was mounted with Vice President in attendance.

 
Iranian short film ‘Lunch Time’ will be screened in FLIFF

Iranian short film ‘Lunch Time’ will be screened in FLIFF

Directed by Alireza Ghasemi, the Iranian short film named ‘Lunch Time’ will be screened in the 32nd edition of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).

 
‘Redhead’ to have intl. premiere at German filmfest.

‘Redhead’ to have intl. premiere at German filmfest.

Iranian drama ‘Redhead’ directed by Karim Lakzadeh will have its first international screening in the main completion section of 66th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany.

 
 
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Human brain evolves to work in multiple tongues

Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those who speak only one language missing out?

 
“Shia Imams and Islamic Unity” published

Publication at Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations has published book on efforts by Shia Imams for cooperation and sympathy among Muslims and also strategies for realization of the objectives as well as threats against the objective.

Al Azhar publishes “Daesh, state of darkness”

Top Egyptian academy has published book with the theme of Daesh terrorist group in an attempt to introduce the Takfiri (excommunication) group to the European countries.

“Psychotherapy and Councelling with Islamic Approach” published

Iran’s Samt Publication has released book on application of Islamic approach in psychotherapy.

“Hollywood and Islamophobia” published

An old scenario in the west, Iranian thinkers have carried out a research leading to publication of a new book on Islamophobia in Hollywood movies.

 
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Dayr al-Zawr reviving after Daesh withdrawal

  Traffic is still rare in Syria's Dayr al-Zawr due to a fuel shortage, but life has slowly returned to its markets since government forces broke the siege of the city. Russian-backed government forces on September 5 ended the Islamic State group's three-year siege of a government ...

 
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Gaza on Gaza, an art exhibition in theLondon
 
Gaza on Gaza is an exhibition of work by Palestinian artists in response to the lives devastated by the last year's conflict.
 
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