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Iranian “Suzanban” switchman in Swiss Festival

Iranian “Suzanban” switchman in Swiss Festival

The animation “Suzanban” [Wwitchman] by Mahdi Khorramian has been admitted to the Swiss “Second Videos Film Festival” in the short fiction category. As reported by Mehr News Agency, the first edition of this Festival will take place on 26 May 2018 on the banks of Lac Lucerne.

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End of hope; all 32 lives lost at sea

End of hope; all 32 lives lost at sea

Mohammad Rastad, Director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization confirmed that all 32 crew members of the tanker “Sanchi” have lost their lives in Chinese waters, and this was the only step taken by Iranian officials in the past eight days. 

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USD 10BN revenues for Iran tourism

USD 10BN revenues for Iran tourism

Vice Chairman of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) has said: “Although Iran is on Unesco’s top ten countries for tourist attractions, it ranked 93 in the world in 2017 on the tourism competitiveness index.”  

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Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram

Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram

From last night, the filtering of Telegram messenger service which has been blocked for several days, was removed in Iran. The application blocked last week on the orders of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, has now been removed from filtering on the orders of the President of Iran. Iranians can now use this application without the use of VPNs.  

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Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%

Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%

Iran’s supervisor of the Customs Transit Office said: “The volume of foreign goods transiting through Iran has increased by 13% in the past nine months.” Hossein Salari said: “During this period, the transit of goods to more than 100 countries has been done through the integrated electronic customs system.”

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Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels

Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels

The late Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami, will be honored in Brussels with the screening of two of his films. The movies “24 Frames” and “Take me home” by the late Kiarostami will be screened here together with “76 Hours and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” by Seifollah Samadian on 16 and 25 January at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

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Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran

Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran

The assistant manager for sales and marketing of Kerman Motor Company said: “Our most important plan for the future is the production of Elantra and Tucson and we expect that in the first three months of next year the first series of Elantra priced at 150 million Tomans can be delivered to customers. This price is 25% lower than the import price from Korea.”

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Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

The 41st Gutenberg International Film Festival in Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest movie event. This year, it is screening six films from Iran. The feature film “Esrafil” directed by Aida Panahandeh from Iran is in the Competitions category of the Gutenberg Festival. It is competing with 19 other films for the Best Picture Dragon Award.

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“World art masterpieces” go to Europe

“World art masterpieces” go to Europe

Iranian painter, Farah Ossouli in an interview with Mehr News Agency about the exhibition displaying her works entitled “World Art Masterpieces” said: “The exhibition ‘World Art Masterpieces’ includes 21 paintings the titles of which have been selected based on a poem by the late Forough Farrokhzad (famed contemporary Iranian poetess).

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Iranian artists entertain earthquake children

Iranian artists entertain earthquake children

A group of Iranian artists and actors gathered together with the Kermanshah earthquake victims at the 12th Holy Defense Film Festival for students held here. The Festival was held in two matinee and afternoon sessions for a fortnight in all the earthquake stricken villages of Sarpol-e Zahab (3days), Ghasr-e Shirin (2 days), Guilan-Gharb (2 days), Dalahu (1 day), and Salas Babajani (2 days).

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