Arts & Culture

  • Pres. Rouhani hands over gifts as assets to Museum of Fine Arts

    Tehran A senior official in the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts said that President Hassan Rouhani has agreed to donate presidential gifts to the Museum of Fine Arts where they will be showcased to the public. Speaking to IRNA, Mohammad Reza Kargar who is the manages museum affairs in the ministry said that…

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  • Online Persian traditional music lessons accorded global acclamation

    Tehran Classes for Persian traditional music which are being held online due to coronavirus pandemic have been accorded global acclamation, an Iranian music teacher said on Sunday. Outbreak of coronavirus created an opportunity for internet workshops, Vala Vatankhah told IRNA. Vatankhah, Persian music instructor, believes that online classes gave a chance to many audience worldwide…

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  • Reprinting Khamsa of Nezami revives Iran’s cultural identity

    –Head of Iranian Academy of Arts Alireza Esmaeili said that identifying and republishing precious old manuscripts like Khamsa of Nezami helps restore Islamic Iran’s cultural and civilizational identity and form attachment to such works by citizens. Esmaeili made the remarks in the unveiling ceremony on Saturday evening of the precious facsimile of Shah Tahmasp Khamsa,…

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  • Iranian documentary awarded in Queen Palm Int’l Film Fest

    Tehran Iranian documentary ‘Zero to Platform’ directed by Tahoura Abolghasemi and Mahtab Keramati won sports/inspirational award from Queen Palm International Film Festival, US. Queen Palm International Film Festival or QPIFF is a quarterly film, music, and screenwriting festival in Palm Springs, California. This festival honors films from different countries with various awards in different categories…

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  • “Among the Hills” wins best movie award

    Gorgan – “Among the Hills” directed by Mohammad-Reza Keyvanfar was selected as the best film in the MENA Film Festival in the Netherlands on June 11-13. The film, which was prepared for display in 2019 with the with help of late Abbas Kiarostami, in Mena Festival is its sixth international presence. It has already taken…

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  • Iran’s celebrated actor Keshavarz passes away

    Tehran Iran’s well-known actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz passed away on Sunday. The legendary actor who was born on April 15, 1930, was laid to rest at 90. Recently, the actor had been hospitalized due to an elevated creatinine level and impaired kidney function. The artist is famous for his roles in Ali Hatami’s hits such as…

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  • Iran’s ‘Boxman’ grabs award in European Int’l Film Festival

      Tehran Iranian short film ‘Boxman’ directed by Manouchehr Teymourzadeh was awarded in the 2020 European International Film Festival in Moscow. The event is one of the few festivals in the world that have a multicultural mission. Boxman had earlier participated in Action on Film MEGAFEST Film Festival, Hollywood Dreams Film Festival, Alwar festival, and…

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  • Iranian photographer’s works selected in Croatia festival

    Iranian photographer Sepehr Shamsi Nejad’s works were selected by Croatia International Photography Festival and have been screened in an exhibition, Gilan culture and Islamic Guidance office announced. Based on the report, over 2,000 photos were sent to the secretariat of the festival. Some 248 photos from Austria, Bosnia, Montenegro, Croatia, India, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, Slovenia,…

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  • Handicrafts convention to be held in Kerman, Iran

    Handicrafts convention will be held on World Handicrafts Day – June 10 – in Ganjali Khan Caravanserai in Kerman, Iran. Acting deputy of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Administration of Kerman province Kazem Hosseinzadeh said that the organization would hold several ceremonies on July 10 which coincides with World Handicrafts Day. Handicrafts convention, to be…

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