Run Rostam Run in Italy and Australia
The short animation “Run Rostam Run” by Hossein Molayemi, has been screened at two international festivals in Italy and Australia.
Four Iranian films at the Giffoni Festival
The 48th Giffoni International Film Festival for children opened in Giffoni, Italy, last night. Four films from Iran will be screened here.
Another award for the “Junk girl”
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).
Three Iranians invited to join the Oscars Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which holds the Oscar ceremonies every year, has extended a record number of 928 new invitations for membership in the Academy.
Five Iranian animations compete in Annecy
The Annecy International Animation Festival is the most important one globally. This year, it is hosting five animations from Iran, entitled “The Elephant King”, “ Mr Deer”, “Run Rostam Run”, “Roobi and chickens”, and “The last fiction”.
Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria
Iranian animation makers have an active presence in global festivals these days. The animation "The Bystander" made by Sheyda Kashi is the finalist of the Russian animation festival, and "Pet Man," won the Best Environmental Animation award in Bulgaria.
“I am a hero” selected by Epic Game
“I am a hero”, an animation produced by Guela Studios in 12 parts, has been selected by Epic Games and the production of its second season will soon begin. A member of the Guela Studios animation group, Alireza Shams, told Persia Digest: “I am a hero” is a set of animations 200 minutes long. It is that last work by Guela Studios and has been selected by the American company Epic Game as one of the best works produced using this company’s software.
“Pet man” at the USA and Mexico Festivals
The animation “Pet man”, directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar, has already received numerous awards at international festivals and has now found its way into the Arizona International Film Festival in the USA and Cinema Planeta, International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico.
Eight Iranian films at Athens Animfest
Eight Iranian films have been admitted to the 13th Athens Animfest in Greece. a“Alphabet” by Kianush Amiri, “Blowing in the wind” by Hajir Asadi, and “Wuthering heights” by Shirin Ashtari are but a few of the films being screened here.
Coffee house paintings by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi
Following the exhibition of statues by Tony Cragg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the venue is now host to a series of works by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi.The exhibition takes a look at the visual culture and modern and contemporary art of Iran by displaying his seventy years of works as a painter, animator, sculptor, and poet.
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.
“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