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.


-Directed by Iranian filmmaker Masoud Tayyebi, the short film "Loser" is scheduled to be screened at the Lift-off film festival in the United Kingdom.

-The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is screening a TV series entitled “Habib”, in which true stories on the realities of ISIS cruelties have been mitigated somewhat with a love tale.


Visual Arts

-Iranian artist Hassan Ruholamin, who is best known for his paintings of stories from the history of Islam, has held a workshop at the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow.

- Winners of different categories at the 15th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts were announced on Friday during a special ceremony at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

افتتاحیه سیزدهمین جشنواره تجسمی فجر


-Songwriter and musician Hamid Shahangian, best known for the anthem “Khomeini, Oh Imam!”, was honored on Sunday by the 38th Fajr Music Festival.

-Dragomir Bratic and Marija Godjevac, a Serbian piano duo performed their first concert at the Niavaran Cultural Center.

-VivaMuse Ensemble from St. Petersburg performed a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Tuesday during the 38th Fajr Music Festival.

-Azarbaijan Music Group performed on second day of 38th Fajr International Music Festival at Vahdat Hall.

-The winners of the Barbad Awards were honored at the closing ceremony of the 38th Fajr Music Festival on Thursday at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

اختتامیه سی و هشتمین جشنواره موسیقی فجر


-The call for the second international pantomime Festival was published.

-Veteran tazieh performer Alaeddin Qasemi died at a Tehran hospital on Saturday evening after suffering a chronic brain disease. He was 69.

-Mohammad Charmshir’s Everything passes, you don't pass directed by Gholamreza Arabi, has been on stage with the presence of 11 blind and partially sighted performers in the Shadow Hall of City Theater Complex.

نمایش «همه چیز می‌گذرد، تو نمی‌گذری» در سالن سایه تئاتر شهر

Culture and Literature

-Accomplished Iranian ney player Hassan Nahid died at his home as a result of complications related to old age. He was 79.

- Narges Qandilzadeh has won the Abolhassan Najafi Award for the Persian translation of Lebanese writer Elias Khoury’s novel, “Gate of the Sun”.

-“I May Be Wrong: And Other Wisdoms from Life as a Forest Monk” by Bjorn Natthiko Lindeblad, Caroline Bankeler and Navid Modiiri has been published in Persian. Saless is the publisher of the book translated by Amin Hosseiniun.

-American philosopher Susan Neiman’s 2019 publication “Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil” reviewed on Tuesday during a meeting at the Book City Institute in Tehran.




-Iranian architect Iraj Kalantari, who designed numerous buildings, has passed away in his home. He was 66.

-The second round of restoration work has been commenced on the Safavid Garden Ensemble, locally known as “Dowlatkhaneh Safavi” in the west-central province of Qazvin, the deputy provincial tourism chief has said.


By Dorsa Bakhshandegi