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.


-Leila Hatami, Iranian actress, received the Golden Bicycle Award at the 28th International Asian Film Festival in France.

-Iranian animated movie “The Unseen” is on screen at the country’s Art and Experience Cinemas, which are dedicated to screening art films.

-Acclaimed Iranian documentary “Sunless Shadows” directed by Mehrdad Oskui began its French premiere in France last week.

-The 40th edition of the Fajr Film Festival opened on Monday at Tehran’s Milad Tower with screening “Beyro”, a sports drama on the life story of Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand. 

-Jointly produced by Iran and Russia, the short film 'Less Ness' was selected to take part at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival in Ireland.

-The Ali Emiri Efendi Cultural Center in Istanbul, Turkey,  played host to an Iranian Film Week beginning on February 4.

-“The Last Snow” directed by Amir Hossein Asgari and "Layers of Lies" directed by Ramin Sohrab were screened on the third day of the festival.

-The 72nd edition of Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) will host five Iranian films in different sections.

-'Mahan' directed by Hamid Shah-Hatami and  'Private Meeting' was directed by Omid Shams  were screened on the fourth day of the festival.

چهارمین روز چهلمین جشنواره فیلم فجر


-An exhibition of Iranian ethnic clothing has been organized by the Shahin Ebrahimzadeh Pezeshki, an artist and researcher in the field of traditional sewing and ethnic clothing, hosted by the Iranian Studies Foundation.

-An exhibition demonstrating different clothes from Iranian tribes is underway at Iranology Foundation in Tehran until February 10.


Visual Arts

-The 14th Fajr Visual Arts Festival opened at the Iranian Academy of the Arts in Tehran on Friday.

-House of Lucie, a major New York-based photography exhibition venue, opened a branch in the central Iranian city of Kashan on Thursday. The branch has been set up in a Qajar-era house, which has been restored to host photography events hereafter.

-The number of works received by the secretariat of the 14th Fajr Visual Arts Festival saw a 40 percent increase compared to last year’s figure

-A major exhibition will be organized online by the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI). Entitled “Birth of a Revolution: Islamic Revolution in the Mirror of Non-Iranian Media” can be found at

-A selection of Qajar-era (1789–1925) newspapers, draft reports, letters, and other related documents has been put on show at the Post and Communications Museum in downtown Tehran.

افتتاحیه چهاردهمین جشنواره هنرهای تجسمی فجر


-The opening of three document exhibitions of the 40th Fajr Theater Festival and the 40th photo and poster exhibition hold at the House of Iranian Artists.

-The jury members of the Street Theater Section of the 40th Fajr International Theater Festival have been announced. The three-member jury panel consists of Fateh Badparva, Fatemeh Radmanesh, and Salman Farkhondeh.

-The press conference of the 40th Fadjr International Theater Festival  broadcasted live on Iranian Theater platform on Monday, February 2.

-The nominees for photo section were announced by the jury.Mahmoud Kalari, Saifullah Samadian and Abbas Kowsari were the jury of this section.

-The nominees for the poster design competition of the 40th Fajr International Theater Festival have been announced. Ghobad Shiva, Farzad Adibi and Amir Asmi were  the jury members poster section. At the opening ceremony, the winners of the poster design will be announced.

-The opening ceremony of the 40th Fadjr International Theater Festival took place the old Zainuddin caravanserai near the city of Mehriz in Yazd.

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-The music album "Sounds and Bridges" with the Alireza Ghorbani voice and the composition of Ehsan Motavari, reached the fourth place in the world music charts of Europe.

- Iranian Piano Concert "Masnavi" with artist Berdia Sadrnuri, composer and musician was held at the "House of Associations - Maison des associations" in Rennes, France.

-Composer Farhad Harati won a gold medal for his cinematic choral music, “The Sacred Earth”. The album featuring eleven tracks has been recorded with Naamira, a choral ensemble of young musicians, at Zang Records.  Ahmad Mirmasumi, another Iranian composer, also was awarded silver medals in the composition and sound mixing categories in this year’s gala. 


Culture and Literature

-“Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art” by English writer Julian Barnes has been published in Persian by Cheshmeh. Originally published in 2011, the book has been translated by Abtin Radmanesh.

-Six books on "Social Sciences", two books on "Political Science" and seven books on "Economics" were nominated for the 30th Book of the Year Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

-''Birthright People and Nature in the Modern World'', a American social ecologist Stephen Kellert, has been published in Persian by Now Publications in Tehran.

-The Second Tehran Virtual Book Fair wrapped up on Tuesday with the sale of 1,331,000 book titles.

- The Secretariat of the 39th Book of the Year Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced the nominees for the "Literature" group.

-A statue of Iranian Kurdish poet and historian Mastureh Ardalan in her hometown of Sanandaj has been granted National Tangible Heritage status.

-Iran's 14th edition of Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards event wrapped up with the works selected in Novels, Short Story, Documentary and Literary Critique, Best Editor, and Other View parts.

- The winners of the fifth period of "Abolhassan Najafi" award were introduced by introducing two joint winners:

Awakening ", Kate Chopin, translated by Farzaneh Doosti, Bidgol Publishing

"h h H h", Laurent Binet, translated by Ahmad Parhizi, Mahi Publishing.

معرفی برگزیدگان وشایستگان تقدیر جایزه ادبی جلال آل احمد


-Hooba Design Group has now been named the winner of this year’s RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize.

- The call for the 16th Mirmiran Architecture Competition with the theme "Architecture of the Exemplary World" was published.

پروژه هوبان

By Dorsa Bakhshandegi