Two priceless artifacts from the Safavid era, including the sword of Shah Abbas and a Quran manuscript have been displayed for the public for the first time as part of the Sheikh Safi-e-Din Ardabili exhibition in northwestern Iran.
The winners are Amir-Hossein Honarvar, gold RPS medal for the photo “Banou”, Parviz Nourizad, silver RPS medal for the photo “Mr Nayeb”, and Shahram Jahansouz, FPF trophy for the photo “Jumeirah Landscape”.
A 4000-year old expecting woman has been resting in peace in the historic baths of Semnan for over 20 years. The lady of Tappeh Hessar remains are one of a kind narration of burial rituals in ancient Persia on display in the Hazrat or Pahneh baths in Semnan.
Rajiv Joseph’s dark comedy “Gruesome playground injuries” has been staged by Iranian producer Ali Mansouri. It is currently being played at the Mehregan playhouse in Tehran. Rajiv Joseph has commented about it on his Instagram page: “’Gruesome playground injuries’ went on stage in Tehran in Persian on the exact day Donald Trump left the JCPOA.”
Setareh Eskandari has won the Best Actress Award at the Redline Film Festival in Canada for her role in “Chemical”. “Chemical” is the first work directed by Ashkan Masti. This is a monthly festival in which Iranian films are screened alongside those from Denmark, Russia, USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, etc, in various categories.
“Retouch” from Iran, directed by Kaveh Mazaheri, is the winner of SorsiCorti Short Film Festival in Italy. The online Ragusa News wrote on Monday: “This 2017 film is the Best Short Film of the 12th edition of SorsiCorti Festival in Italy.”
The 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award has gone to an Iranian pastry book titled “Cookies” by Samira Janatdoust from Iran. She had previously won awards for her cookery books “Modern Cooking” (2014 & 2015), “Traditional Persian Cooking” (2016), “Traditional Deserts” (2016), and “Cookies”.
Since the beginning of the year, Iran's cinema experienced a good growth in sales compared to last year. According to some, the growth is due to the rise in ticket prices in Iran, and some believe that it is because of comedy films. But whatever it is, the 66% growth in ticket sales in Ordibehesht [April-May] compared to the same month last year and an increase of 18% in Farvardin [March- April] compared to last year, is very promising for the Iranian cinema.
The Sydney Film Festival will run from 6-17 June 2018 in Australia with 60 participating countries. Five Iranian films will also be screened here, including the last project of the late Abbas Kiarostami.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”
Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.