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Iran’s Qare Kelisa Hosting Christians
It’s like a huge 3 day camping event. Armenian families and friends from all corners of Iran have gathered together to have fun!
30th Intl. Film Festival for Children
Once again in the central city of Isfahan, it is time to set sail on an incredible journey to uncover a mystery or even a foreign planet!
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part I
The 35th Fajr International Film Festival has come to a close with the "Simorgh" winners announced.
Iran's 35TH Fajr Film Festival
Filmmakers, movie stars, anyone slightly attached to the film industry has their heart set on the Fajr Film Festival; including movie lovers!
Tehran Intl. Short Film Festival
Iran's capital city recently hosted the 33rd International Short Film Festival and we were there to file this report for you.
Tehran International Puppet Festival
For all the puppet lovers out there: A festival in Tehran has highlighted all the artistic and entertaining aspects of the craft.
The 9th Folk Music Festival in Kerman
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the 9th Folk Music Festival held in Kerman. There were individual musicians and dancers from all around Iran, including Khorasan, Kerman, Khuzestan, Mazandaran and etc. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Ethnic Tribe Festival
In this feature we will be visiting a cultural festival here in Tehran, where different tribes and ethnic groups from all around the country have gathered to introduce their culture to the visitors and display their homemade products. Local games and dances will also be performed at the festival. By Hoda Lezgee & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
34th International Fajr Film Festival 2016
The Fajr Film Festival is Iran’s greatest annual movie event. The festival advocates films featuring justice, peace, moral values and related genres. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells more. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Fajr Fashion Festival 2016
Annually Tehran hosts the international fashion and clothing festival before the New Year. The goal of the fashion show is to encourage designers to promote novel Islamic and Iranian ideas in clothing throughout the country. Benita Rahimi gives more information. By Benita Rahimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Trees are considered sacred in Iranian culture which is why they celebrate Arbor Day by spending an entire week in tree planting events just a week before the Iranian New Year and the beginning of spring. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
10th Intl. 100 Second Film Festival
Recently here in Tehran was the 10th International 100 Second Film Festival and we were there to witness the event. By Hoda Lezgee & Amin Taghipour - 2016
Iran is a country that dates back to thousands of years ago. Iran is filled with rich traditions and one of its most celebrated traditions is Nowrouz. Nowrouz is the oldest celebrated holiday worldwide. It is the perfect example of truly starting a new year for the simple fact that as the seasons change, Iranians worldwide not only get ready for the changing of season, but also the changing of the year. By Reza Nayebi & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
31st International Fajr Music Festival
The 31st international Fajr music festival features musicians from all around the world. The festival is annually held in Tehran's famous Vahdat Hall. The word Vahdat means unity in Persian and you can see people and musicians uniting from all around the world to celebrate this magnificent event. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Fajr Intl. Visual Arts Festival
It's the 8th Fajr international festival of visual arts here in the capital and the best opportunity to see artworks from different fields of art. Apart from national artists which have participated from different parts of the country, artists from 40 countries have also taken part in the festival. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
34th Fajr Film Festival
When it comes to entertainment, Iranians get pretty upbeat. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells us about the buzz around The 34th International Fajr Film Festival. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
34th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival
A huge part of what makes a country stand out is its culture. A large part of Iran's culture are the annual Fajr festivals, whether it's the music, film or theater. They are all at least a week long gala events. In this feature, we will see some amazing Iranian thespians performing and visit some beautiful theaters in Tehran as we church out the Fajr theater festival. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
The 32nd International Short Film Festival
It's the 32nd International Short Film Festival here in Tehran and the prizes are up for grabs. Short fiction films, documentaries, animations and experimental films made by 1323 filmmakers have been received and now it's show time! So take a look. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
29th Intl. Adults' Film Festival 2015
Visitors from 28 countries have come to the 29th Intl. Adults’ Film Festival in Iran’s Hamedan city. These countries including Iran will be in the competition. The jury, adults and young adults will watch the films and short films to choose who should be nominated to receive the prize. By Benita Rahimi & Ahmad Bidmeshki - 2015
Back to School
In life, new experiences can sometimes be scary. Yet, when you ease your way in its a much smoother translation, starting school can be fun exciting yet scary at times. In Iran, we have the celebration of blossoms and buds to better students and prepare them for school. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Traditional Plays Festival 2015
In this feature, we take a brief look at the 17th Festival of Ritual and Traditional Plays in Tehran. This year's festival hosted stage and street theater troupes from different cities across the country, entertaining people with a variety of traditional plays. Fun to watch and a whole lot to learn about the country’s culture and traditions! By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Carpet Expo 2015
In the 24th handmade Persian carpet fair, thousands of traditional and modern rugs are on display from all over Iran. Different shapes, sizes, patterns and colors are showcased by vendors and carpet makers. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
"I love Hijab" Social media campaign
"I Love Hijab" is a new social media campaign encouraging women to take a photo of themselves in full Islamic covering. The campaign is in line with the Islamic principle of "encouraging virtue & discouraging vice". The campaign has already attracted 30,000 followers on Instagram and more than 1,200 images have been shared. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Salam Cup Festival 2015
In this feature, we take part in the Salam Cup Festival and Competition for Research and Scientific Projects. Participants are middle school students who have a passion for science and go beyond the limitations of the classroom. The students participated in 11 fields including chemistry, IT, electrics, architecture, humanities, etc. They also handed in their handmade projects in the spaghetti bridge, aerospace and robotics section. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
In this feature, we learn more about the ancient Persian Festival Yalda. We understand more about the roots of this tradition and why Iranians celebrate this night every year. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Book Fair 2015
Tehran International Book Fair is one the biggest cultural events in the middle east, annually held in a 120,000 square meter venue at Tehran's Grand Prayer Grounds. In this feature we find out why thousands flock to the fair every day of the exhibition. By Hoda Lezgee & VahidShafigh – 2015
100 Second Film Festival
This festival is an opportunity for young film makers and talented artists to come together and display their potentials. Everything has to happen in less than 100 seconds. During that short period of time, an idea has to get across and a message has to be sent. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Just south of Yazd and on the edge of one of Iran's main deserts, there is an area called Marvast. It is all about nature and greeneries!
Attractions of Kish Island
On the Island of Kish there is a walk-way known as the “Celebrities’ Road” where you can see the busts of 20 revered contemporary Iranian personalities.
Keramat & Velayat Decade
Religious celebrations and festivities have always been an integral part of the Iranian culture.
Cultural links between Iranians and Armenians can be traced back to Zoroastrian times.
Here is a closer look at the ancient Persian motif of paisley which has adorned Iran's artworks for thousands of years. This ancient desert stands for life, eternity and birth.
The Persian Ney
It is one of the oldest handmade musical instruments in the world. Some say that it’s actually the human spirit that shows one of its facades through its melodic sound.
Here, there are attractions both for the brave at heart and for those who enjoy quiet long walks in abandoned and secluded historic villages.
Going Back in Time
Join us to visit different religious sites all located on 30- Tir Street; a mosque, a church, a synagogue and a fire temple.
Wonders of Kish Island
Since its very first dawn, the Island of Kish has been watching over its natural wonders and precious wildlife.