Varna Photo Festival in Bulgaria accredited two Iranian photographers. The photo "Like Life" by Kambiz Ramezanzadeh won a bronze medal and the photo "Passage of Life" by Ehsan Jazini, won the IUP award at Varna Festival in Bulgaria.
The 18th Wroclaw New Horizons Film Festival will be held in Poland from 26 July to 15 August. The special section of the festival, entitled "Iran: Iran cross-section review" is dedicated to contemporary Iranian films.
The short animation “Junk girl”, by Mohammad Zare and Shalale Kheiri, has been Iran’s best loved animation over the past two years. It has obtained its most recent award from the Lebanese Independent Film Festival (LIFE).
According to historical documents, ancient Iranians were the first people to invent the art of animation. The first discovered animation in the world is drawn on terracotta discovered in Shahr-e Sukhteh (the remains of an ancient city-state in southeastern Iran, dating back to the third millennium BCE).
“I feel that people have been distancing themselves from the arts over the past year, and they are no longer inclined to get involved in these fields. Traditional music has been replaced with the so-called vulgar songs, which is a great pity.
The Iranian documentary “Footwriting” [Panegar], by Sa’adat-Ali Saeidpour, takes a look at the life of Rahim Azimi, the disabled artist from Tabriz, northwester Iran, who uses his feet for his daily routines, university studies, and his artworks. The documentary has been accepted at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India.
The ancient Persian feast of Tirgan has been celebrated on 6 July, at the same time as the National Mount Damavand Day, at the university of Rineh city in Amol, northern Iran. The celebrations were attended by people from across Iran.
The second Iranian Film Festival opened with the screening of six feature films including Winter Sleep, Love-stricken, Canaan, The Missing Truth, The Last Supper and The Song of Sparrows at Manila State University.
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.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of "Maryam Mirzakhani", the International Women's Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.
A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.