FILMINUTE Film Festival: 2 Short Films from Iran Amongst Finalists

Persianesque Staff

The 11th edition of FILMINUTE, the international one-minute film festival, opened this week with a collection of the world’s best ultrashort films, each delivering a complete story in exactly one minute.

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International Cinema: Iranian Films at Filmfest DC 2011

Persianesque Staff

The 25th annual Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) runs from April 7th, 2011 through April 17th, 2011, and once again brings the best of new international cinema to the nation’s capital including World Premieres, DC Premieres, Official Foreign Language Film Oscar® Selections and international headliners and award winners.

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Undaunted Art: Interview with Iranian Artist, Shoja Azari

Sanaz Khalaj-Santos

His work is brave (as his first name, Shoja, suggests, in Persian), cleverly inquisitive, and unaffected.

And yet, these aren’t the only reasons why we find ourselves seduced by Shoja Azari’s très originale aesthetic.

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Ghahve Talkh: Mehran Modiri’s Bitter Coffee

Persianesque Staff

Ghahve Talkh (قهوه تلخ), another brilliant creation by Iran’s most-prized comedic mind, Mehran Modiri, is a series made for public TV consumption in Iran.

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Shirin Neshat’s “Women Without Men” Opening in NYC

Persianesque Staff
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, this first feature film by acclaimed visual artist Shirin Neshat explores the lives of four women during the traumatic era in early fifties Iran.
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Ketab – A Short Film: Ana Lily Amirpour Headed to Tribeca

Persianesque Staff

Ana Lily Amirpour is working on her next project, a short film called KETAB, about a lonely young guy in Tehran who goes to buy a book.  On the surface it appears to be a very basic story, but as it unfolds, a more intricate world is revealed, one that touches on the current dichotomies faced by Tehrani youth and their fight for basic freedoms. 

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Freedom to Create Prize: Maziar Bahari & Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Persianesque Staff

The Freedom to Create Prize is pleased to announce that renowned human rights advocate Bianca Jagger will present the main award at its prize ceremony on Wednesday 25 November 2009 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Winner: Shirin Neshat at 66th Venice Film Festival

Persianesque Staff

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Congratulations to Venice Film Festival winner: Shirin Neshat!

Click here to watch modern Iranian artist, Shirin Neshat and her green-clad entourage on the red carpet at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival, where she was awarded with the accolade: Silver Lion for Best Director, for her film Zanaan Bedoneh Mardaan (Women Without Men).

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