Fajr festival

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  • Fajr national handicrafts festival 2022-02-09 18:29

    Exquisite handicraft on display at Fajr festival

    TEHRAN - Over 300 handmade artworks made by Iranian artisans and craftspeople are currently on display at the 6th edition of the Fajr national handicrafts festival, which officially opened to the public on Tuesday at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

  • Fajr Festival of Visual Arts opens in Tehran 2022-02-06 11:09

    Fajr Festival of Visual Arts opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN- Art aficionados visit an exhibition of the 14th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran on February 4, 2022.

  • Exhibit features indigenous Iranian handicrafts, cuisines, and textiles 2021-02-06 22:22

    Exhibit features indigenous Iranian handicrafts, cuisines, and textiles

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of local Iranian handicrafts, cuisines, and handwoven textiles has opened to the public in the city of Sardasht, West Azarbaijan province.

  • Spouted bull vessel; Gilan province; northern Iran; 1200-800 BC (Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) 2020-01-20 18:50

    Potteries to take center stage at Fajr crafts festival

    TEHRAN – A select of top Iranian potters have been invited to promote the millennia-old craft at the 4th Fajr national handicrafts festival, which will be held at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran from February 2 to 10.

  • Fajr festival 2019-04-14 18:52

    Fajr filmfest to help victims of floods

    TEHRAN – The 37th Fajr International Film Festival plans to help victims of Iran’s recent floods, the organizers have announced.

  • An official poster for the 37th Fajr International Film Festival featuring a still from Amir Naderi’s 1984 movie, “The Runner”. 2019-04-09 19:18

    Fajr festival highlights Amir Naderi’s “Runner” in official poster

    TEHRAN – The 37th Fajr International Film Festival unveiled its official poster on Tuesday featuring a still from New York-based Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi’s 1984 acclaimed drama, “The Runner”.

  • Fajr festival to review Chinese, German films 2019-03-01 18:44

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    Fajr festival to review Chinese, German films

    TEHRAN – The 37th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival plans to review films from Chinese and German directors in two special sections, the organizers announced on Friday.

  • Fajr Festival of Fashion and Costume underway 2019-02-20 12:34

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Fajr Festival of Fashion and Costume underway

    TEHRAN – The 8th edition of Fajr Festival of Fashion and Costume is underway in Tehran's Goftegoo Park. The festival aims at promoting the culture of clothing based on Iranian-Islamic lifestyle. With a variety of tribal cultures Iran enjoys outstanding capacity in fashion and costume, said Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, at the opening ceremony of the festival. The 7-day event will wrap up on February 21.

  • Lezgi dancers join Rastak at Fajr festival  2019-02-17 15:21

    Lezgi dancers join Rastak at Fajr festival 

    A group performs Lezgi, a style of traditional dance common in Iran’s Azarbaijan region and the Republic of Azerbaijan, along with the Iranian folk music ensemble Rastak at a concert during the 34rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on February 15, 2019.

  • Atila Pesyani (L) and Ali-Asghar Dashti act in a scene from “The Above-Named Person”. 2019-02-15 18:56

    Fajr festival tells story of “White Nights” director’s failure to stage in Saint Petersburg

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Ali-Asghar Dashti recounted on Thursday the story of his failure to direct a stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “White Nights” at a theater festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia in a play during the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival.

  • Producer Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi accepts the Crystal Simorgh for best film for “The Night When the Moon Was Full” during the 37th Fajr Film Festival at Tehran’s Milad Tower on February 11, 2019. 2019-02-12 18:32

    Narges Abyar’s love, terror story sweeps awards at Fajr Film Festival

    TEHRAN – Narges Abyar’s “The Night When the Moon Was Full”, a true love story of Jundallah terrorist group member Abdul-Hamid Rigi, won Crystal Simorghs in six categories, including best film and best director, at the 37th Fajr Film Festival, the organizers announced Monday evening.

  • Elnaz Shakerdoost (L) and Hutan Shakiba act in a scene from Narges Abyar’s drama “The Night When the Moon Was Full”. 2019-02-04 18:22

    Fajr festival movie recounts true love story of rebel Rigi 

    TEHRAN – The 37th Fajr Film Festival has premiered director Narges Abyar’s latest drama “The Night When the Moon Was Full” about a true love story of Abdul-Hamid Rigi, a member of the Jundallah terrorist group.