In this article, we take a look at the activities that took place last week in different art fields such as  theater, architecture, cinema, culture and literature, visual arts, fashion, and music.


-Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar received the Director Achievement Award at the 5th International Women Directors Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey.

-The Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) has been slated to host Iranian short flick ‘Doll’. Directed by Nasrin Golreyhan, the short flick is among the selected titles to hit the screen at the first edition of the Nigerian event.

-Iranian movies have won awards in various categories of the Khamrubu International Short Film Festival in India. The festival took place in Guwahati, Assam, on February 26 and 27.

-Film Movement Classics, a North American distributor of foreign films based in New York City, has acquired the rights to 2K digital restorations of Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s early films “Dancing in the Dust” and “Beautiful City”.



-In order to promote the culture of using health-oriented clothing, the working group for organizing the country's fashion and clothing held specialized workshops for 2 days in Milad Tower, Roudaki Hall, as well as cyberspace.

Visual Arts

-The closing ceremony of the 14th Fajr Visual Arts Festival was held at Vahdat Hall with the introduction of selected artists.

-Artworks by Iranian artists were exhibited in the United States and the United Kingdom under direction of Dastān Gallery.

-Iranian young photographer, Ahmad Khatiri, won the plate of honor and gold medal of the 2022, 82nd Asahi Shimbun International Photo Contest.

-Collections by three Iranian photographers have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. “The Earth Belongings” by Majid Hojjati, “Painful Death of Birds” by Mehdi Mohebbipur and “Minimalism” by Sara Goli were selected in different categories of the leading free photography competition.

-Eleven-year-old Iranian girl Parmida Azadian has won frist prize at the International Visual Art Competition 2020 in Troyes, France.

-Four Iranian photographers have been awarded at the 82nd International Photographic Salon in Japan.

-An exhibition showcasing a selection of top submissions to the World Congress of Arts for Muhammad (S), the Prophet of Mercy opened in Shiraz. The exhibition underway at the branch office of the National Library and Archives of Iran in Fars Province will run until March 3.

-For the first time in a Berlin institution the cultural history of Iran – from the early civilizations through to the modern era – is the focus of a major art-historical survey exhibition. The exhibition shows around 320 objects from the Sarikhani Collection as well as numerous collections of the National Museums in Berlin.

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- The cast and crew of the play ''Concerns of the Hedge'' were at their happiest on Monday during the second edition of the Sarv Theater Awards after winning prizes in several categories, including best director and actor.

-The shows Chekhov-reading under the supervision of the representative of the Russian Federation and Dear Doctor directed by Ashkan Khatibi were closed for three days due to serious injuries to the three players of the two plays.

-Yosef Mohmmadi adopted Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to a new show which is going on stage at Arman Theater Complex.

-Hossein Fadaei Hossein, the secretary of the first national Razavi (Ziarat) play reading and playwriting  Festival, introduced Manouchehr Akbarloo, Mehrdad Rayani Makhsoos and Shahram Karami as the jury members of the Razavi Festival. The Razavi Festival will be held online in Qom from March 13 to 15.

-The show "Certainty" written and directed by Amir Hossein Bakhtiari is going on stage in Hafez Hall. The performance started on the 18th of Feb. and will be staged every night until the 14th of March at 9 pm in Hafez Hall.

-The screenplay Mirror written by Sirus Hemmati has been released. This book is published in 64 pages by Neystan Book Publishing.

The show "Arrhythmi" directed by Fardin Rahmanpour and produced by Amin Asadi went to staged on Wednesday, March 2, at the Nofelloshato Hall.

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-The Roudaki Foundation Orchestra performed at the opening ceremony of the Iranian Cultural Week in Beirut, led by Bardia Kiaras, with Lebanese musicians singing Ashkan Kamangari at the Al-Rasalat Hall of Beirut.

-The "Land of the Sun" orchestra, led by Abbas Ameri, took the stage at Vahdat Hall.

-The concert of Sepand Ava orchestra with vocalist of Hossein Safamanesh was performed last night, March 3, at Vahdat Hall.


Culture and Literature

-Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mehdi Ismaili on Monday inaugurated the Iranian Cultural Week in Lebanon's capital Beirut, aiming to expand cultural and artistic ties between the two countries.

-A book on actor Jamshid Mashayekhi scrutinizing the history of Iranian theater and cinema has been published. The book ''Jamshid Mashayekhi'' published by Morghabi is the outcome of an 8-hour interview conducted by Vida Mashayekhi, his sister, and critic Zaven Ghukasiam with the actor a few years before his death in April 2019.

-The second International Festival of Sacrifice and Martyrdom Books, entitled "Sorkh Negaran” (literally, ‘Maroon Writers’) concluded with the introduction of selected authors and publishers.

- “The Tartar Steppe”, Italian author Dino Buzzati’s 1940 novel, has been published in Persian. Mahi is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Sorush Habibi.

-A Persian translation of Swiss novelist Albert Cohen’s “Book of My Mother” has come to Iranian bookstores. Mohammad-Mehdi Shojaei is the translator of the book, which Paris Match called “one of the most beautiful love stories ever written.” It has been published by Mahi.

-Nominees for the 10th Golden and Silver Flying Turtle Awards have been announced.

-The Association of Cultural Works and Honors, in cooperation with the Iranian Embassy in Tajikistan, held a pre-conference on "The Sixth Century Persian Poet Hakim Nezami" in cyberspace on March 30.

-"The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories” by American novelist Carson McCullers has been published in Persian. Published by Mahi, the 1951 novel has been rendered into Persian by Amir-Abbas Alizadeh.



-British-Iranian architect, educator and writer Farshid Moussavi has been awarded the Jane Drew Prize for Architecture 2022, an award recognising an architectural designer who, through their work and commitment to design excellence, has raised the profile of women in architecture.

-The webinar "Policies for the protection and management of architectural heritage in Europe" will be on Tuesday, March 8th.


By Dorsa Bakhshandegi