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TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Hadi Afarideh’s documentary “Iranian Pets Club” will have its premiere at the 13th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Ethnocineca in Austria on May 24. Afarideh is scheduled to attend a Q&A session during the festival, which will take place in Vienna from May 23 to 29.   “Iranian Pet Club” […]

TEHRAN – A lineup of eight movies from Azerbaijani filmmakers will be reviewed at the 9th Varesh Short Film Festival, the organizers announced on Monday. The lineup includes “Chovkan”, a documentary film by Rafig Guliyev, “Heritage” by Fariz Ahmedov, and “Baku in the Mirror of Time” by Natalia Zavoznenko. Also included are “Trace of Gula” […]

Events in Toronto this week look to transport you back to a place of gel pens and Furbies as HideSeek arrives with all the childhood nostalgia you can handle. The One of a Kind Show is back and the Jays are ready for a new season. There’s lots of free stuff happening, too. Events you might want to […]

Other fests are taking a break, but VELD — the annual all-ages electronic-music festival at Downsview Park — announced Monday it’ll be back on the Aug. 3-4 weekend for year eight, with headliners Cardi B, Kygo, Skrillex and Tiesto. Cardi B is not the first rapper to top the bill, but ticket-buyers can only hope […]

TEHRAN – “Hendi and Hormoz” and “Beyond the Fence” from Iran will be competing in the 36th BUFF Malmö Film Festival, which will be held in the Swedish city from March 23 to 29, the organizers have announced.  “Hendi and Hormoz” directed by Abbas Amini is about an arranged marriage. The story of the film […]

TEHRAN – “Am I a Wolf?” and “Son of the Sea” will compete in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market in France, the organizers have announced. Directed by Amir-Hushang Moein, “Am I a Wolf?” is about children who perform the familiar story of the wolf and the yearlings in school as a puppet […]

TEHRAN – Iranian director Soheil Beiraqi’s drama “Cold Sweat” will be competing in the International Film Festival of Panama, the organizers have announced. The film will be competing in the International Portal section of the event, which will take place in the Central American country from April 4 to 10. Movies from different countries, including […]

TEHRAN – Iranian director Ali Jaberansari’s film “Tehran: City of Love” received the Young Jury Award at the Sofia International Film Festival, which is currently underway in the Bulgarian capital.  The film follows the stories of Mina, who is unhappy about her weight, Hessam, a retired bodybuilder who trains older men and Vahid, who sings […]

TEHRAN – Spanish film producer Rosa Bosch will hold a workshop during the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Sunday. She has produced a wide variety of films in Latin American cinema and other countries. She is the producer of “Buena Vista Social Club” by German filmmaker Wim Wenders.  The Fajr organizers […]

TEHRAN – The Jame Jam Television Festival, which is annually organized by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting to honor its top TV programs and films, honored winners during a ceremony at the IRIB International Conference Hall on Tuesday night. The popular Iranian TV series “The Capital 5” directed by Sirus Moqaddam was crowned best […]