“Kupal” at US Trenton Film Festival
The Trenton Film Festival will begin in the US on 22 March 2018. This year’s festival will screen six short films from Iran and the feature “Kupal”. In its latest screening, “Kupal” directed by Kazem Mollaei, will be shown in the Competitions section of the 10th Trenton Film Festival on its opening day.
Mahdi Taremi joined Qatar’s Al-Gharafa FC
Mahdi Taremi 25, former striker of Persepolis FC in Tehran, joined Qatar Stars League Club, Al-Gharafa. This member of Iran’s national football team since 2015 who had been the top scorer of Iran Premier Football League in two successive seasons, was suspended for four months previously for signing a contract with Rizespor FC of Turkey and later leaving that team; this also brought about a cash fine for Persepolis FC. He has now, finally, joined the Al-Gharafa FC of Qatar.
2022 World Cup in Iran
On 16 January 2018, The Economist writes: FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and training facilities. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it would even host matches. But last June the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, angry about its support for Islamists and its ties to their nemesis, Iran.
Bandar Abbas-Doha flights to start 17 January
The Chief of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Hormozgan Province has announced the start of flights between Bandar Abbas and Doha, and said: “Flights in this route will begin operation from 17 January 2018 once a week on Wednesdays, with a 100-seat carrier.
Dhaka Film Festival 30 films and one Iranian Judge
The 18th Dhaka Film Festival will run in Bangladesh from 12-20 January 2018. Mohsen Amir-Yusefi is the Iranian judge of the Festival in the Asian Cinema section. Thirty feature and short films from Iran will be screened here.
Qatar delegation wants investment in Kish
A joint meeting of the Qatari delegation with Kish Island managers in Iran has taken place to discuss tourism and investment.
Reinstating flights between Kish and Doha, and the possibility of Qatar Airways offering services and equipment to Iranian flights were also discussed.
French playwrights in Iran
Discussion panels for the Fajr Theater Festival Drama Literature Awards will be held on 14-15January with the presence of two contemporary and important French playwrights, Enzo Karmen and Luke Tatar.
“Soda-ye Simorgh” shortlist announced
Ebrahim Darughezadeh, Secretary of the 36th Fajr Film Festival, announced the shortlist for “Soda-ye Simorgh Award” at a special ceremony.
Darughezadeh said that the jury in this edition of the Festival has selected 22 feature films out of 67, one animation, and two documentaries for the
Attar Neyshaburi seminar
The first “Farid-e-Din Attar Neyshaburi: Life and work” seminar will be held in April 2018 on the national day for Attar.
In an academic cooperation between the Islamic Studies Institute of the University of Tehran and McGill University, a series of international seminars entitled “The Persian language and Iranian thought” are being held.
“Salesman” and “Starless Dreams” top 2017 list
The feature film “Salesman” Directed by two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi has made the list of Best Movies of 2017. The Metacritic website has also chosen “Starless Dreams” as one of the best movies of this year.
Khorasan handicrafts welcomed in Kazan
The hand arts of Khorasan Province have been greatly welcomed at the Iran pavilion for handicrafts and halal foods in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Twenty stands displaying handicrafts and halal foods were setup in Kazan, where Khorasani hand arts included everything stones, mosaic works, enameling, copper works, handwoven kilims and carpets, silverwork and turquoise, precious stones, inlay works, and much more.
Brokerage between Iran-Qatar banks begins
Seven months after the start of crisis between Qatar and the Persian Gulf Arab states, a number of Iranian private banks have recently established ties with the Qatar National Bank (QNB) and opened accounts to serve Iranian and Qatari businesses.