With a deeply rooted culture and civilization that spans over more than two millenniums, Persians as a community both inside and outside their motherland have greatly contributed to the Arts and intellectual emancipation of their contemporaries. Paradoxically the turmoil's of history and exile have also enriched an introspection on ourselves as a community and on our responsibility as Artists, Writers or Intellectuals as well as citizens of our country of adoption to play a part in a dialogue of civilizations so necessary in our tormented World. It is to respond to the growing desire of not only recognition but also encouragement of Persian Artists, Writers and People of Culture Worldwide as well as that of their colleagues in their new country of adoption that The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM® took an unprecedented initiative to support, develop, and promote the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, and benefiting the public. The Persian Golden Lioness Awards®, sometimes are referred to as Iranian Oscars because they recognizes outstanding contributions to Persian-related arts, literature, and media in a glitzy black-tie and evening gown ceremony has no other ambition than to encourage and promote men and women who through their work subscribe to the humanistic values and love of beauty so dearly cherished by our great Persian poets through the ages.
Cooperate Partnership with One of the Major Hungarian Broadcasters KTV on
19th June 2006 the Founders of the Academy Prof. M. Dorbayani and
Mrs. Marjan Abdi and the CEO of KTV Mr. Zsolt Bukovinski © KTV and WAALM
Should it be reminded
Yasmina Reza is born to a Persian
Father and a Hungarian violinist. Her father, who came to France at age three
(with his Iranian parents who were
diplomats residing in Russia) to escape the Russian revolution, was to
become a successful businessman. Reza's family often took idyllic vacations in
Switzerland. They also shared a passion for the arts. Reza took theatre studies
in school at Nanterre, and then began in theatre as an actress. She began to use
her time outside of rehearsing and performing to write for the stage. Her first
play, "Conversations after a Burial," won a Moliere Award (the highest French
theatre award). Her second, "Winter Crossing," won a second Moliere. Her third
was "Art," which became an international phenomenon. She is admired by such
Theater greats as French Fabrice Luchini and Laurent Terzieff, British Albert
Finney but also Hollywood stars like Sean Connery and Al Pacino who hope to
adapt Art to the screen.
Tribute to the Past and an Eye on the Future
©photocomposition Darius KADIVAR
In their mutual press conference the Hungarian and Persian partners expressed their common vision and collaboration in the following terms :
Mr Zsolt Bukovinszky Director of KTV:
"Cooperation of KTV and IFSI is for sure a big step toward development of our both organizations. Out of this cooperation not only KTV and IFSI will be promoted but also culturally and educationally our viewers will get benefit and develop. It is a pleasure to be part of educational development of our city in cooperation with an international center like IFSI"
"It is very delighting to be partner of an honorable media organization like KTV. IFSI will have the pleasure of providing education to KTV's staff and soon in cooperation with KTV international education will be provided to the public. It is also nice to have KTV as our partner in our forthcoming cultural event"
" Our co-operations with KTV will be in there areas: 1st Providing education to KTV organisation in exchange for PR and Adverts 2nd Co-operation on Tele-education. Soon KTV and IFSI will provide distance learning international education through TV and students will get the opportunity to have education anywhere they and get a recognised qualification. And 3rd We are organising an international annual awards in name of Persian Golden Lioness Awards which is similar to Oscars and KTV as our media sponsor partner will cover the ceremony. Our last year Awarding ceremony was between the two countries of Hungary and Persia, but in this year we will be hosting 6 nationalities including the Hungarian Artists and Musicians such as the NOX band, Princess and Ms. Eva Marton the Soprano"
The Founders of the The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM® have officially announced the CREDO of their Cultural Organization as follows:
"We believe our first responsibility is to serve human beings to develop, to assist
the expansion of human horizons, and to facilitate mankind to grow bigger and
richer through educational and cultural endeavor.
Every world-class Artist, Scholar, and Journalist must be considered as an
individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. We must
highlight their excellence and reward them for their attainments and the
differences they make in the world.
We must celebrate their success and strive to encourage the younger
generations to follow the path that once greater men and women before them
We must as well emulate those Artistic organizations, Academic Centers, Media
and Networks who assist and share the same vision with compassion, honor,
Our Awardees and Celebrities must be among those who are dedicated
professionals, use their professions for the purpose of good, have principles and
respect in human values. They must have qualities to be a symbol in their field, a
leading character to look up to, and socially live a healthy life.
We must select our laureates far from any discrimination. They must be
nominated, studied, selected, and awarded fairly and professionally. Our panel
of selecting committee or moderators must be appointed from outstanding people
with practical experience as well as higher academic education, and international
insights into every related awarding category.
We must apply leadership and provide competent management to run our
organization, and their action must be just and ethical. We must maintain in good
order the property we are privileged to use and protect our resources. We must
help our patrons and sponsor businesses grow, and our suppliers and affiliates
make a fair profit.
While we have our organizational policy and principles to maintain, we shall not
engage in any political activities. We shall remain an international cultural
awarding body where people from different culture around the world could gather
in peace and through establishment of dialog increase mutual understandings
Therefore, with respect to the above our motto shall read:
'A tribute to the past and an eye on the future' "
The 2nd Annual Persian Golden Lioness Awards® will be held in Budapest in October of 2006. Hungary and its beautiful, cultural and historical capital Budapest is not only the host city for the Awards but also one of the Award winning nations being honored and participating in all categories of our academy. WAALM ® will give full accommodation to the Awardees for their three-day stay visit that will include a tour of the city's highlights and will culminate by the Awards Ceremony. The latter will be covered by our academy's Media Partner KTV® a major broadcasting Hungarian company that will showcase the event to more than 300 000 Viewers.
© Photocomposition Darius KADIVAR
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About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Columnist of the OCPC Magazine. He operates as
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