Woman director of short films, Farnoush Samadi, has recently become a member of the Oscar Academy, together with Ali Asgari and Hossein Jafarian. She has spoken of the reaction of Iranian women, their happiness for her, and hopes.
Arg-e Bam citadel is a Unesco registered site in Iran. The first festival for the registration of this historic, cultural landscape will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018. The program includes concerts by renowned and local artists, a festival of adobe sculpting, an exhibition of Bam tourist attractions, the launch of an Internet TV and a postage stamp of Arg-e Bam registration by Unesco.
Pezhham Akhavass, percussionist, will be performing at the 2018 San Francisco World Percussion Arts Festival on 21-22 July. The SF Arts Festival is known worldwide as a gathering for percussion players and masters of the art.
At the end of a two-day conference in London organized by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) in association with The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) on “Tappeh Sialk and Ancient Kashan Revisited”, a unanimous decision was made to set up an advisory committee of experts, scholars, and archaeologists for the protection of this historic region of Iran. IHF in England, The National Museum of Iran, and the Louvre in France will be working together towards this goal.
On the occasion of the Assyrian National Day on the first day of July, a ceremony was held at Tehran Assyrian Association with the participation of a number of religious minorities, the Assyrian community and ambassadors from various countries, including Russia, Lebanon, Australia, Turkey, and Georgia.
Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraqi director of the film "The Journey", announced the production of a joint film with Iran in a conversation with IRNA. “Eight years of war between Iraq and Iran caused many devastations. But after a long time, when Iraq got involved in another war, the Iranians came to support us. This caused misunderstandings for some people, so we plan to answer them in the cinema,” he said.
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.