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Islam and Iran Cinema Flourish in FIFF

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SHAFAQNA - The relationship between media, politics and the public around the world heavily depended on the media and artistic medium like cinema and television. That explains why the US invests heavily on the media to manipulate the narration…

Syria, Yemen, Myanmar in Focus at Fajr Broken Olive Branches 2018

SHAFAQNA - Fajr International Film Festival has announced the number of top movies playing in the 2018 Broken Olive Branches section. The section will screen more than 10 feature films, and the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar are the…

The 36th Fajr International Film Festival (April 19- 27, 2018)

SHAFAQNA - In order to identify valuable and innovative cinematic works and create a space for exchange of experience and international thought among filmmakers from all around the world, Fajr International Film Festival welcomes qualified domestic…

Oxford Exhibition Examines History of Art in Religions

SHAFAQNA - Like many, for years, I had assumed that the drawings and sculptures that we have attached to the identities of religion have been similar throughout the ages. Imagine then my surprise to discover that the historical personality…

‘Holy Grail of art rediscoveries’: Da Vinci masterpiece expected to fetch $100mn at auction

SHAFAQNA - Fewer than 20 authentic original paintings by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci are known to exist in the modern world. Next month, one of those masterpieces is expected to challenge for the title of most expensive work of art…

Tehran Grand Bazaar: Historical Market in Capital

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Bazaar, also known as Tehran's Grand Bazaar, is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. This Bazaar is located In Arg Square and its main entrance is called Sabze Meydan. The area around Tehran has…

Azerbaijani painter transcribed the Quran onto transparent golden pages

SHAFAQNA - An Azerbaijani painter has transcribed the Quran onto transparent golden pages. She used 50 meters of transparent black silk, and 1,500 milliliters of gold and silver inks in the project. It took 3 years to produce.

Who was Rumi? Five interesting facts

SHAFAQNA - The news is that David Franzoni, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind "Gladiator," is writing a new script for a biopic of the popular 13th century Turkish-Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Filming is scheduled to start next year. However,…

Geometry in Islamic Art

SHAFAQNA - Dina Awartani is an experienced traditional artist based in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dedicated to the revival of historical crafts from the Islamic world, Dana works with a wide range of materials including ceramics, natural…

‘The Runner’ to be screened in Turin

SHAFAQNA - Iranian film The Runner, directed by Amir Naderi, will be screened in Turin, Italy. The flick is supposed to go on screen today and tomorrow in the Italian city’s Cinema Massimo. The Runner, which has garnered worldwide…

Harris J Mixes Pop Music, Islam

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SHAFAQNA - A typical British young man as he might appear, Harris J has succeeded in mixing pop music he performs with his Islamic faith, showing a winning mix which attracted thousands of Muslim fans across the world. "I just wanted to…

Art and business, can they be friends? REPORT

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SHAFAQNA - “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art”. The words of Andy Warhol, the godfather of pop art, he clearly saw no conflict in the commercialization…

IFFA to screen ‘Cloudy Goats’

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SHAFAQNA - The Iranian short animation Cloudy Goats, directed by Hamid Karimian, will be screened at the non-competition section of the fifth Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA). Hamid Karimian’s short animation will be screened in…

Iranian film bags awards at American filmfest

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian film The Oblivion Season, directed and produced by Abbas Rafei, won the best film and best actress awards at the Universal Film Festival in US. The film nabbed the Best Film Award while its actress Sareh Bayat bagged…