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Reza Mirkarimi: Awarded Iranian film director

Reza Mirkarimi (Persian: رضا میرکریمی ‎, born 1966 in Tehran) is an Iranian film writer and director. He graduated from Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two … Continue reading

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Babak Karimi: Awarded Iranian-Italian actor

Babak Karimi (Persian: بابک کریمی‎, born 1960) is an Iranian-Italian film actor and editor. It is more than 40 years that Babak Karimi has settled in Italy. He is the son of Nosrat Karimi an Iranian actor, director and playwright. … Continue reading

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Sahar Pakseresht: Young Iranian woman wins the ‘The Young Innovators Competition’ of the International Telecom Union

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The Young Innovators Competition has many challenges includes ‘Local Digital Content’, ‘Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management’ and ‘Smart Cities and Climate Change’. Sahar Pakseresht was one of the participants of ‘Open Source Technologies…

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Reza Dormishian: Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer

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Reza Dormishian is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer. He has worked as assistant director with remarkable directors such as Dariush Mehrjui, Fereydoun Jeyrani, and Alireza Davood Nejad. He is one of the…

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Baran Kosari: Awarded Iranian actress

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Baran Kosari, born on October 17th 1985 in Tehran, is an award winning Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Rakhshan Bani Etemad, and film producer Jahangir Kosari. She graduated from Soureh academy.…

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Iranian American Event in New York: “A Spring Voyage to Celebrate Iranian and American Fusion”

Persian Arts Festival is proud to announce its 9th annual Nowruz celebration, Night of Melodic Wanderlust, a spring voyage to celebrate Iranian and American fusion, MC’ed by comedienne Susan Peret, featuring Persian-Americana rock from three of the city’s hottest bands. … Continue reading

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Nima Javidi – awarded Iranian Filmmaker (Biography + Scenes from Melbourne & it’s premiere in Iran)

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Nima Javidi was born in 1980. A qualified mechanical engineer, Javidi began making short films in 1999 and has made six to date: Marathon Paralyzed Champion (1999), A Call for O (2001), The Poor Earth (2004), Changeable Weather (2007),…

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Nazanin Daneshvar: Tehran’s Trail Blazing Tech Entrepreneur

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Nazanin Daneshwar Successful Iranian Businesswoman As a young businesswoman in Iran, Nazanin Daneshvar didn’t plan to become one of Tehran’s trail blazing techpreneurs.  She has overcome obstacles of both age, and gender. The 30-year…

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Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of awarded Iranian painter Sirak Melkonian

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Iranian painter Sirak Melkonian Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of painter Sirak Melkonian in a joint project. A collection of paintings created over the past 70 years by the 85-year-old artist…

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Keyhan Kalhor: Iranian music maestro and former Grammy awards nominee to perform in the US and Canada

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Iranian musician and Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor along with Indian sitar maestro Shujaat Husain Khan is slated to perform in New York, Boston and Irvine The duo is planning to present their program accompanied…

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Interview with Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian: “Whenever I reach the end, I start from scratch”

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Newsha Tavakolian (photo by Arash Ashouriniya) Newsha Tavakolian, a self-taught photographer, says her success has no bearing on her gender. Newsha Tavakolian, an established photojournalist and art photographer, started her experimental career at 16.…

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Majid Derakhshani: Iranian composer and tar expert

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Majid Derakhshani (born 13/09/1957 in Sangesar, Iran) is an acclaimed Iranian musician and composer. He was born into a family of artists from the Iranian province Semnan. During his studies of string instruments and…

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Iranian-American music conductor and composer Shahrdad Rohani directed orchestra in Tehran

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Acclaimed music conductor Shahrdad Rohani performed an orchestra for a big audience Friday night at Tehran’s Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry. Shahrdad Rohani, born May 27, 1954 in Tehran, Iran is an Iranian-American…

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Iranian-Swiss Woman Nominated For Oscar For Her Short Film “Parvaneh”

Iranian-Swiss film director and screenwriter Talkhon Hamzavi has been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) category for her work “Parvaneh” along with the producer Stefan Eichenberger. Film: “Parvaneh” Director: Talkhon Hamzavi … Continue reading

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Newsha Tavakolian: Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer

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Newsha Tavakolian (born 1981 in Tehran) is an Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times, Le Figaro, and National Geographic. She is particularly known for focusing…

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Sussan Deyhim Performance at UCLA: The House is Black, on January 23 in Royce Hall Los Angles, USA

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Sussan Deyhim, performance artist/vocalist and composer presents her latest work, inspired by the life and poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran’s most influential feminist poets and filmmakers of the 20th Century. “For me,…

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Photo gallery + Video: Rastak – Iranian Band plays in Gorgan

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Here you can enjoy them in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZAQe8jKhwg Rastak a new ensemble for contemporary Persian folk music was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret…

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Iranian novelist Zoya Pirzad receives France’s Chevalier of Legion of Honor

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Zoya Pirzad (born 1952 in Abadan), an Iranian author who is known for her novels “Things We Left Unsaid” and “We Will Get Used to It” which have been reprinted several times already, has…

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Jewish Lexicographer Soleiman Hayyim commemorated in Tehran, Iran

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The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to Iranian Jewish lexicographer and translator, Soleiman Hayyim (1887-1970) at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation on Sunday. A number of literati including Managing Director of Bokhara Ali Dehbashi,…

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Farzan Ashour Zadeh Fallah aka “Tsunami” – the Iranian highscholer who won the World Taekwondo Grandprix 2014 in Mexico

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In the final bout of the men’s -58kg category on Dec. 3, 2014 in an event that is considered the pinnacle of elite taekwondo, the gold medal was won by an Iranian who can…

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Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia

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Merila Zarei has won the Best Actress Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in the Iranian war drama ‘Track 143’ directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar. Iranian actress Merila…

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Vocalist Hengameh Akhavan gives a concert in Tehran on December 26

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Iranian vocalist Hengameh Akhavan will give a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on December 26. Tar player Azadeh Amiri, kamancheh players Shima Bolukifar and Nasim Arbabi, tonbak player Nazanin Pedarsani, and oud player Marjan…

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Bahram Beyzaie: Iranian Film Director, Playwright and Researcher

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Bahram Beyzaie was born in Tehran, Iran on Dec 26 1938. He is an Iranian film director, theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film editor, producer, and researcher. Beyzaie is part of a generation of filmmakers…

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Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi has been shortlisted for the best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Oscars

Talkhon Hamzavi was born in 1979 in Teheran, Iran. She has Swiss and Iranian citizenship. Since 1986 she lives in Switzerland. In 2003 Talkhon attends the visual arts preparatory course in Aarau. From 2006 to 2010 she attended the ZHdK … Continue reading

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Iranian Lili Golestan received France’s Order of Academic Palms

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French Order of Academic Palms awarded to Lili Golestan Source: Tehran TimesIranian translator Lili Golestan, who is also the curator of Tehran’s Golestan Gallery, received France’s Order of Academic Palms during a ceremony at…

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Series: Iran in Asia Games (Asiad) 2014 – Female Shot-Putter Leila Rajabi wins Silver Medal

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The Iranian athlete won the silver medal with a throw of 17.80 meters at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. “I am so happy because of winning the silver medal. My rival (Gong Lijiao) who…

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Series: Iran in Asia Games (Asiad) 2014 – Iranian Woman Kayaker Arezo Hakimi Shines At Asian Games 2014

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An Iranian female athlete bagged silver medal of women’s kayak single 200m on Monday at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea. Intro Asia Games (Asiad): Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are…

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Mitra Farahani: Awarded Iranian film maker

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Mitra Farahani Mitra Farahani’s biography: She was born in Tehran in 1975 and studied painting and drawing with various Iranian masters of pictorial art, notably with Gholam Hossein Nami. After receiving a degree in graphic art…

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Iran hosts retrospective on Christian Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian’s music arts

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A number of Iran’s leading music artists and cineastes attended the opening gala held on Oct. 9. […] Tjeknavorian was also honored with the lifetime achievement award during the gala. Tjeknavorian has made nearly…

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Kambiz Derambakhsh – Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator

Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator Kambiz Derambakhsh Date of birth: 1942 Place of birth: Shiraz, Iran Education: Graduated from Tehran Academy of Fine Arts Press activities: 55 years of continuous cooperation with well-known local and international newspapers and magazines Exhibitions: 50 individual exhibitions … Continue reading

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