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Iranian movie “A Separation” wins best foreign language Oscar

oscar-2012-iran-i “A Separation” is the first Iranian movie to get the honour. The film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, is about a married couple faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimers.

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Top cartoons in the first international Contest about books in Iran

cartoons- international-Contest-First_Prize_Mehdi_Mohammadi_Rouzbahani_Iran-i200 works selected from among over 2000 works were put on display in a week-long exhibition. 600 cartoonists from 61 countries had sent their cartoons.

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Sculptures: 6th National Sculpture Biennial exhibition in Tehran

Tehran-National-Sculpture-i67 art pieces were displayed in gallery one and two of Niavaran Cultural Center.

“The sky is mine” was key theme of the exhibition and the aim was creating a healthy competitive environment for growth and promotion of young talents.

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Photos: Magic of Persia contemporary art prize

Shahrzad-Changalvaee-Motherland-4-s-iOct 10 – 15 2011
Royal College of Art in London

Works by 8 of the most promising Iranian contemporary artists will be on free public exhibition at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London during London’s Frieze Week from October 10–15, 2011. The exhibition concludes with a charity auction of the exhibited works conducted by Christie’s – directly followed by an announcement revealing the MOP CAP 2011 Winner.

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Mehregan 2011, A Celebration of Love, Knowledge, and Commitment

mehregan-2011-iOctober 1 – 2, 2011 (11 am – 11 pm)
Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, CA

The Mehregan Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Persian Festival of Autumn (Mehregan 2011) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2011 at the Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, California.

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Tirgan festival magazine cover design contest, Visions of Eternity

Tirgan festival magazineDeadline: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tirgan 2011 invites graphic designers to submit their design to the Tirgan Magazine 2011 Cover Design Contest. Designs meeting the following specifications will be considered for further detailed review by the panel of judges;

 

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Photos: Selected performances from Fajr Theater Festival

Fajr-festival-2011-Clouds-behind-larynx-iThe festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution.

 

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2011 Sundance Film Festival Presents Circumstance by Maryam Keshavarz

Circumstance-iJan 22-29 2011 Salt Lake City
Categories: U.S. Dramatic Competition

Synopsis – A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession.

Maryam Keshavarz (born in New York, United States) is an Iranian-American filmmaker.

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Posters: Tokyo Designers Week 2010 Awards Iranian Artist

lifeismyright1-iKhashayar Teimouri has been awarded at the 2010 Tokyo Designers Week (TDW) held by Japan on the theme of “Endangered Species.”  Teimouri’s Life is My Right won him the second prize of the event which he shared with Slovenia’s Miha Kosmac.

Israel’s Anna Braverman’s  “Living Tracks” received the event’s grand prize.

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Photos: Iranian Women Athletes in Asian Games 2010

Iran-Kabaddi-team-iIranian women represented 25% of Iran’s 373 member national team for the Asian games and these woman Athletes won close to 25% of Iran’s medal count.

Iranian women received medals in Wushu, Shooting, Taekwondo, Kabaddi, Karate, and Rowing.

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Googoosh Music Academy, a Persian Talent Show

Googoosh-music-academy-iGoogoosh Music Academy is a new television series to discover unknown talents with the help and guidance of Googoosh.

The idea of  the show is not only for the audience to vote for their favorites, but also to teach these talents how to best reach their highest potential.

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2011 Nowruz Banner Contest

2010-farhang-banner-iDeadline to submit your artwork is November 1, 2010.

Farhang Foundation is proud to officially announce its 2011 Nowruz Banner Contest, calling on you, the public, to submit original design concepts for the Foundation’s upcoming Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in March of 2011.

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My name is Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, and I'm The Next Apprentice - Thursday Sept. 16 at 9 PM NBC

Mahsa-Saeidi-Azcuy-of-the-Apprentice-iPersian Assistant District Attorney trades the courtroom for the boardroom in this season of The Apprentice.

No-nonsense New York prosecutor Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy competes for a job with Donald Trump beginning September 16, 2010 on NBC’s hit series The Apprentice. This marks the return of the non-celebrity version of the show as Mr. Trump seeks to help people hit hard by the downturn in the economy.

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Cannes Short Film online contest: FORBIDDEN TREE by Benafsheh Modaressi

FORBIDDEN-TREE-Benafsheh-ModaressiVote until Monday May 17 2010

The National Film Board of Canada, in association with the Cannes Short Film Corner and partner YouTube, welcomes you to this NFB competition, now in its fifth year, and you’re a member of the jury!

Animation work by Benafsheh Modaressi, talented Iranian artist, is now among the 10 finalists.

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Mehdi Razavi photograph “NO WAR” awarded at Italian competition

Mahdi-Razavi-prospec-iMehdi Razavi received the Angelo Molinari Foundation special prize granted to artists under the age of 29.

More than 4,000 photographs from 36 countries were submitted to the 2010 Francesco Forno, which was held on the themes of Free Time and The Man and the Sea.

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Iranian girls and boys teams in Mexico's Junior World Taekwondo Championship

EQUIPO-DE-IRAN-FEMENIL-iTijuana is ready for the upcoming WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (March 3-4) and the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships (March 6-9).

Both events will take place in the Gymnasium of the High Performance Sports Center in city of Tijuana, Baja California, México.

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