Iranian Academy Award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi launched the 70th Cannes Film Festival in France. He bagan the world cultural event with a speech at the opening ceremony.
Farhadi opens Cannes festival
An exhibition of Persian classic paintings will be held at the Harvard Art Museums at the Harvard University in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the US from May 20 to August 13.
Harvard Art Museums to showcase Persian paintings
Iranian short films 'The Guy Came on Horseback' and 'Born in Mordad' won awards at the 2nd Sixteen International Film Festival (16IFF) in the Indian city of Jaipur.
Two Iranian films scoop awards at India's 16IFF
Iran's Hamed Alizadeh was named the top winner in the recitation category at the 59th Malaysia's international Qur'an competition which came to a close with a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
Iranian reciter bags top prize in Malaysia Int'l Qur'an contest
Iranian film 'Lerd' (A Man of Integrity), directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, was screened on the third day of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
'Lerd' screened at 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Iranian documentary 'Norouz in Tajikistan', directed by Mehdi Bemani, was awarded for its theme music at the Archeology Channel International Film and Video Festival in the US.
Iran doc on Tajikistan Norouz awarded in US
Short animated piece 'The Servant', directed by Iranian filmmaker Farnoush Abedi, will take part in the 6th Snake Alley Festival of Film in Iowa, the US.
'The Servant' twirls through to Snake Valley festival in US
Iranian director Yaser Talebi's short film 'The Descendants' managed to win the Yonder Award for the best film at the 3rd Longleaf Film Festival in North Carolina, the US.
'The Descendants' gets award thousands of miles yonder
An exhibition of Iranian calligraphy and illuminated manuscripts was inaugurated in Ankara Castle Historical Complex and attended by artists and distinguished people involved in cultural activities.
Iranian calligraphy exhibition underway in Ankara
Iranian cinema has received nearly 3,700 awards at international festivals since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iranian cinema has won nearly 3,700 int'l awards since 1979

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