Iranian female director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad will serve on the panel of jury in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival, which is dedicated to more cutting-edge fare.
Iran's filmmaker on jury duty in Venice
John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the 'Home Alone' movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 71 in Palo Alto, California.
Heard, 'Home Alone' dad, dies at 71
The 21st Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal will screen Iranian short film 'AniMal' which is co-directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark.
Iran's 'AniMal' finds way to Avanca Festival
Iranian composer and orchestra conductor Amir Pourkhalaji won the Best Original music score, Animation short film at the Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela.
'Light Sight' composer wins Five Continents award
Archeological excavations in Tappeh Gouran (Gouran Mound) in Ilam, west of Iran, led to the uncovering of artifacts from two cultural periods — the Neolithic and Bronze eras, each having unique cultural features.
Neolithic, bronze era vestiges evident in western Iran
Taraneh Alidoosti's star continues to rise as one of Iran's finest actresses, and The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) saw fit to improve this awareness by listing her first in their lineup of The 10 Best Female Film Performances of Early 2017.
Alidoosti, the Iranian actress to watch
The fourth edition of Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA) announced that '24 Frames' — the last work by the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami — will inaugurate the event.
Auteur Kiarostami's '24 Frames' to open FIDBA
Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist's trademark moustache still graces his face almost three decades after he died.
Salvador Dalí's moustache still intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation
An Iranian musician, Parvin Bahmani, has been teaching alphabets to nomadic children through music, songs and dance.
Iranian woman using music to teach alphabets to nomads
The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran's Parliament hailed the peaceful coexistence among members of three monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in Yazd pointing to the registration of the central Iranian city on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Yazd, home to three monotheistic religions

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