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Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

The Iranian short film "Breaktime," directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad won the award for the best short fiction film in its first screening in the United States in the 18th Oxford International Film Festival's competitive …

Kazakhstan to immortalize memory of Roza Baglanova

Kazakhstan to immortalize memory of Roza Baglanova

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered to hold events to perpetuate the memory of singer Rosa Baglanova. The relevant information appeared on the president’s Twitter account. "On January 1, 2022, the legendary …

Azerbaijan avenue and Karabakh quarter opened in Turkey

Azerbaijan avenue and Karabakh quarter opened in Turkey

'Azerbaijan' avenue was opened in Turkey on December 8, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Center for International Studies Samir Adigozalli said. Adigozalli, who attended the opening ceremony, stressed that the avenue is located in …

UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and Television School have signed a cooperation agreement for training and production, a joint statement said on Monday. The agreement includes …

Chinese art at the Oriental Museum

Chinese art at the Oriental Museum

Today, within the framework of the IV Festival of Chinese painting gunbi, the exhibition "Summer Day in the Mountain Pavilion" has opened at the State Museum of the East. The exhibition features about 100 objects of art: 90 …

Civil servants stop working remotely in Iran

Civil servants stop working remotely in Iran

The further relaxation of the isolation regime continues in Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani informed. "Rouhani said that the country has managed to take control of the coronavirus outbreak, and the trend towards a decrease …

U.S. retreats from threat to attack Iran's cultural sites

U.S. retreats from threat to attack Iran's cultural sites

U.S. President Donald Trump backed away from his threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates against the U.S. for killing one of its top generals. After first tweeting the threat and later reiterating it …

'Aladdin Meets Parkour' filmed in Uzbekistan (VIDEO)

'Aladdin Meets Parkour' filmed in Uzbekistan (VIDEO)

The short film was shot in the historical genre using parkour elements, and its story is dedicated to new adventures of Aladdin in Uzbekistan. The film was shot in places where the historical buildings of the ancient cities of Khiva and …

Asghar Farhadi to take part in 2nd Hainan Film Festival

Asghar Farhadi to take part in 2nd Hainan Film Festival

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi who won an Oscar for his movie Forushande will attend the 2nd International Film Festival on Hainan on December 1-8 in the city of Sanya. Movies from dozens of countries will be …

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra to perform in Baku

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra to perform in Baku

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform on the stage of the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall in Baku on September 9. Before coming to Azerbaijan, the musicians will perform a concert in Almaty on September 6. …

UK returns looted artefacts to Iraq

UK returns looted artefacts to Iraq

The British Museum completed the largest ever handover of looted Iraqi artefacts found in Britain in a ceremony at the residence of Iraq’s ambassador in London yesterday. The collection of 156 inscribed tablets, some more …

Tokayev offered to hold Year of Culture in Kazakhstan

Tokayev offered to hold Year of Culture in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held the meeting with Head of the State Academic Kazakh Musical and Drama Theater Talgat Temenov to discuss development of theater arts in the country, Akorda press …