Nominees for Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year title announced

April 8, 2019

TEHRAN – The Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization has selected its nominations, which will be competing for the title of the Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year.

Reza Amirkhani, the writer of the bestselling novel “Salvation”, and Ebrahim Hatamikia, director of the acclaimed movie “Damascus Time”, are among the figures, the director of the 5th Islamic Revolution Art Week, Majdeddin Moallemi, said in a press conference on Monday.

Writer Hedayatollah Behbudi received a nomination for “Alef, Laam, Khomeini”, a book that chronicles a number of major events during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Documentarian Mehdi Naqavian was nominated for his films “Out of View”, “Against the Storm” and “Iran 20”, “which feature the honors and achievements of the Islamic Revolution.”

Graphic designer Masud Nejabati, who is also a director in the Visual Arts Department at the Revayate Fat’h Cultural Foundation, has also been nominated for the title.

He received the nomination for contributions to a number of cultural and art events held about the Islamic Revolution over the past few years.

The Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year will be announced during the closing day of the Islamic Revolution Art Week on April 15.

The week is scheduled to open today with the organizing of a memorial ceremony for documentarian Morteza Avini at his grave in Tehran’s Behesht Zahra Cemetery.

Several cultural sessions will be organized during the week, which was established to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Avini who was killed by a landmine in 1993 during his last trip to the former Iran-Iraq war zone in southwestern Iran while making a documentary about soldiers who were still listed as missing in action.

Photo: (L to R) Hedatollah Behbudi, Mehdi Naqavian, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Reza Amirkhani, and Masud Nejabati were nominated for the title of the Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year.

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