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Shiraz Arts Academy 3rd Anniversary Concert in Sunnyvale, California

- An evening of music performances by Shiraz Arts Academys' talented students and prominent instructors. Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Sunnyvale Theatre - 7/3/15

San Francisco Docunight to screen "Going Up the Stairs" and "Behjat Sadr" on July 1st

- Every last Wednesday of every month, Docunight screens a documentary about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians. In collaboration with several local organizations and groups, the screenings will take place on the same night across several cities in North America. - 6/25/15

Persian Classical Performance Live from Tehran Through Portals!

- Portals, a global public art initiative created by Shared Studios, has has created an innovative forum which individual Americans and Iranians have the chance to speak to one another as if in the same room. While the Portal is open in D.C. now through June 21, you are also invited to join Shared Studios for their first ever community event and fundraiser. This will be an evening performance of classical Persian music live from Tehran -NIAC - 6/19/15

Remembering Iran: Zoroastrian Themes in Pahlavi, Persian and Gujarati Texts

- Lecture by Dr Sarah Stewart at Asia House in London: Although relations between Zoroastrian Iran and India go back to at least the Sasanian period, Parsi tradition dates the migration from Iran and early settlement of Zoroastrians on the west coast of India to either the 8th or 10 centuries CE. - 6/14/15

Iranian film 'Cechanok' to screen at Open City Documentary Festival in London

- This observational, almost wordless documentary takes us into the strange & fascinating world of Arabic falconry, from the catching of a field mouse in Iran through to the competitive falcon shows of Abu Dhabi. - 6/11/15

Iran's Medical Heritage: Symposium on a Millennium of Contributions

- A one-day symposium in London looking at the contribution of Iranians in the field of medicine from the 9th to the 21st century. From Rhazes and Avicenna to the present day, Iranians have been in the forefront of medical history. - 6/2/15

NEGIN: A Play in Farsi at Stanford University

- Published in 2005, Negin potrays the predicament of women in contemporary Iran. It is the saga of a young woman put on trial by those who love her dearly. It is the tale of a society that, with good intentions, pushes its victims to the verge of destruction and then blames them for their suffering. - 5/20/15

Iranian-American Artist Farrin Rahimi at Silicon Valley Open Studios

- Every creation is a journey. Along that road, you will feel, you will think, you will go up and down and even will go to the point of forgetting it all. But that will never change the existence of the original seed. So it might go away, but eventually will come back if you are not done with it in any form. - 5/17/15

7 Sides of a Cylinder: Film screening and panel discussion in London

- The famous Cyrus Cylinder was the centerpiece of a British Museum exhibition that toured the United States in 2013. Believed by some to be the first declaration of human rights, the cylinder was exhibited in five major museums in cities where the Iranian diaspora have established communities. Seven young Iranian filmmakers were invited to respond to this exercise in cultural diplomacy and explain what this object from their ancient history means to them and their communities today. - 5/11/15

Tirgan Returns for Its Biennial Celebration This Summer 2015

- Tirgan, the world's largest Iranian arts and culture festival returns to the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada, this summer from August 20-23, 2015. The festival's ancient roots can be seen in a programme which showcases the tremendous ethnic diversity within Iran and celebrates the country's music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts and cuisine. The central theme of "Homeland" unites the festival programme of Tirgan 2015. - 5/4/15

Retracing a Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77)

- Lecture in London: Vali Mahlouji will talk about the exhibition he has curated for the Festival of Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery opening on 28th April. The subject is the decade-long controversial Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77) and the project refers to documents and records of the Festival in order to reconstruct the complex networks of ideas that informed its original curatorial direction. - 5/4/15

Ariana's Persian Kitchen: World Premiere on Nat Geo People on May 8th

- Ariana Bundy, an award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author of 'Pomegranates & Roses', visits the vast and fascinating country of Iran to re-discover her heritage. From the lush green mountains of the Caspian sea, to the golden deserts of Yazd, Ariana eats her way through Persian delicacies in Bazaars, pastry shops, restaurants, and people's homes. - 5/2/15

World Premiere of Isfahan Blues in San Francisco

- The two admired and beloved theater companies come together for a world premiere play inspired by Duke Ellington's 1963 tour of Iran. Isfahan Blues imagines the relationship between a famous American jazz musician and a beautiful and charismatic Iranian film star, if they disappeared on a road trip to the city of Isfahan. - 4/29/15

FIVB Volleyball Men's World League 2015: U.S. to host Iran in Los Angeles

- The U.S. Men's Volleyball Team, the 2014 FIVB World League champion, will begin defense of the title in Southern California and Hoffman Estates, Ill., this summer. USA Volleyball will host Iran at the Galen Center in Los Angeles (May 30-31) - 4/21/15

Iran's first barista champion competes in Seattle

- Seattle is always proud of its coffee, but the bragging rights inside the Washington Convention Center this week were for the world's best. Forty-nine countries sent a national champion to the 2015 World Barista Championships. One of them almost didn't make it. Mehran Mohammed Nezhad is from Iran. -Alison Morrow, KING 5 News - 4/12/15

Event at Stanford University: Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

- Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), "Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context." - Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University), "Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry" - Nasrin Rahimieh (University of California, Irvine), "Women Writing Ordinary Lives" - 4/6/15

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: April 25 to May 16, 2015

- UCLA Film & Television Archive presents the "UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema," which will screen Saturday, April 25 - Saturday, May 16 at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village. This year's program will include works from well-known Iranian filmmakers as well as up-and-coming directors. Filmmakers Rakhshan Banietemad, Sharam Mokri, Kamran Heidari and Sepideh Farsi will attend in-person to discuss their work. - 4/1/15

iBRIDGE Berlin Conference - High Tech Entrepreneurship in Iran: Opportunities and Challenges

- iBRIDGE Berlin is a three-day event to be held on June 4-6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany that is organized by iBRIDGES. It will bring together European and American entrepreneurs and their counterparts in Iran to explore the role that a high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem can play in Iran's economic development and diversification. The event will be comprised of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops, as well as visits to local incubators in Berlin. - 3/30/15

Iranian Film "13" to screen at Tiburon International Film Festival

- Struggling to deal with his parent's divorce and constant abuse at school, thirteen-year-old Behmani lashes out. He finds solace in a group of older street kids. They treat him as an adult and as one of their own. He soon gets in over his head when he becomes entangled in their own complex lives. - 3/27/15

Celebration of Nowruz at City Hall in San Francisco

- Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year on Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall with the diverse Bay Area community. This is a commitment by members of the community with the support of Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Sheriff and Iranican Inc a 501c3 non-profit in the Bay Area. - 3/26/15

Event in New York: "A Spring Voyage to Celebrate Iranian and American Fusion"

- Persian Arts Festival is proud to announce its 9th annual Nowruz celebration, Night of Melodic Wanderlust, a spring voyage to celebrate Iranian and American fusion, MC'ed by comedienne Susan Peret, featuring Persian-Americana rock from three of the city's hottest bands. The highly-anticipated event will take place at NYC's premier global music venue Drom on Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm ET. - 3/25/15

2nd Annual Nowruz Traditional Iranian Costume Parade in Los Angeles

- Farhang Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd annual Traditional Iranian Costume Parade, as part of our Nowruz Celebration this Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). - 3/19/15

Nowruz 2015 Celebration at Santana Row in San Jose, California

- Santana Row, in partnership with the Iranian Federated Women's Club (IFWC), will proudly celebrate the arrival of spring and the 2015 Persian New Year 1394 (Nowruz) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Park Valencia, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - 3/16/15

Pars Equality Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Official Opening Of Daryabari Iranian Community Center And Annual Nowruz Gala

- In honor of the 5th anniversary of Pars Equality Center - a Bay Area-based non-profit organization providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community-there will be two seminal celebratory events: the 5th Annual Nowruz Gala on Saturday, March 14, 2015, and the highly anticipated Official Opening of the Daryabari Iranian Community Center-the new permanent home for PEC-on Thursday, April 16, 2015. - 3/11/15

Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference

- The Iranian American Women Foundation is set to host its next Women's Leadership Conference May 3rd in San Francisco! Once again, IAW Foundation is bringing women together to INSPIRE, EMPOWER and CONNECT - 3/9/15

Spirit of Nowruz: Global Persian culture celebrated in new London exhibition

- 'The Spirit of Nowruz' exhibition forms one of the main centrepieces of the British Council's UK-Iran Season of Culture. The exhibition showcases and celebrates modern Nowruz festivities as they occur in communities across the world. In 2015 Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is celebrated on the 21st March. - 3/8/15

2015 Farhang Short Film Festival Finalists Announced

- Farhang Foundation's panel of judges has selected six short films as finalists for the 7th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival. The top six submissions represent a variety of genres and styles, including drama, romance, animation, stop motion, and more. - 2/25/15

Exhibition at Stanford: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

- A major new exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center, She Who Tells a Story, presents the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. The artists explore identity, narrative, representation, and war in daily life, inviting a broader understanding of the Middle East than what Westerners glean through media reports. - 2/20/15

Farhang Foundation announces winners of its annual Nowruz competitions: Celebrations planed in Los Angles and Orange County

- Preparations for Farhang's 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebrations are underway as the Foundation selects the winning submissions from this year's Nowruz Banner Contest and Nowruz Program Contest. - 2/17/15

Ziba Shirazi presents "Spring Love: A Prelude to Nowruz"

- Saturday, February 21 at the Soka Performing Arts Center: "Spring Love," is a splendid blend of music, dance, and imagery, celebrating the dynamic tradition of Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) through the story of three generations within a family experiencing love at the first sight. - 2/6/15

Tehran galleries hold Sirak Melkonian's Paintings Retrospective

- Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of painter Sirak Melkonian in a joint project. A collection of paintings created over the past 70 years by the 85-year-old artist are on display at the Aria and Ab Anbar galleries. Born in 1930 in Arak, Melkonian was the winner of the first prize for the Paris Biennial in 1959 and has held many exhibitions in Iran, France, Canada and the United States. - 2/4/15

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings

- Guggenheim Museum, New York (March 13-June 3) -- This is the first U.S. museum exhibition of mirror works and drawings by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. Qazvin, Iran, 1924). Considered in relation to the Guggenheim's historical commitment to abstraction, this presentation examines the artist's rich body of work in its own right and as part of a transnational perspective on artistic production and its reception. - 2/3/15

Event in Los Angeles: "Iranian Photography: Past and Present"

- Join Kaveh Baghdadchi, photographer and editor-in-chief of Akkasee.com (Iran's most popular photography site) for a discussion about the history of photography in Iran, from the arrival of the camera in the Royal Court to present day. - 1/30/15

Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Persian New Year and Iranian Art Exhibitions with a Free Family Festival

- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will present its seventh annual "Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration" free family festival Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors of all ages can learn, play and feast at a celebration encompassing both museums to mark Nowruz, the beginning of the new year of 1394 in Iran, Afghanistan and many other countries, coinciding with the first day of spring. - 1/29/15

"Timeloss" by Iranian theater group Mehr to go on stage in New York and Los Angeles

- The Mehr Theater Group led by Iranian director and writer Amir-Reza Kuhestani will perform "Timeloss" in the American cities of New York and Los Angeles. "Timeloss", a fiery story about the passage of time, is another version of "Dance on Glass", which Kuhestani staged in 2001. - 1/16/15

Third Annual Iran Web and Mobile Conference in Tehran

- Founded three years ago, Iran Web and Mobile Conference is one of the biggest Tech Conferences in Iran. Held annually, it brings together internationally re-known experts and the best and brightest minds of the Iranian tech community for 2 days to discuss the global and national trends in web technologies and internet businesses. - 1/14/15

Sussan Deyhim Performance at UCLA: The House is Black

- Sussan Deyhim, performance artist/vocalist and composer presents her latest work, inspired by the life and poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran's most influential feminist poets and filmmakers of the 20th Century. - 1/14/15

Lecture in London: Cyrus the Great: Between History and Legend

- The life of Cyrus the Great has been the subject great interest from antiquity to the present. Reza Zarghamee will discuss the aims and methods of his recently published book Discovering Cyrus. - 12/19/14

CONFERENCE: From Persepolis to Isfahan: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

- This conference will focus on protecting the cultural heritage of Iran. As is well known cultural heritage worldwide is under threat, and from many countries there are stories of damage to monuments and archaeological sites allied to ongoing deterioration of cultural resources. - 12/15/14

Tehran's Ovissi gallery exhibits works by three American painters

- An exhibition displaying works by three U.S. abstract painters are currently underway at Tehran's Ovissi Gallery. Thirteen works by Sheila Rice, Fernando DeOliviera and Brian Xavier will be on display until December 17 at the exhibit. - 12/15/14

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video Exhibition in Los Angeles

- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation present Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. This juried exhibition features photography and video works from artists around the world who have documented contemporary, intimate life relating to Iran and the Iranian diaspora. The exhibition will be on view at CAFAM from January 25 through May 3, 2015. - 12/5/14

Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda in Santa Monica, California

- Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice; an ancient Persian tradition featuring GORDAFARID, live musical performances by HAMED NIKPAY & Ensemble & poetry recital by award-winning journalist HOMA SARSHAR. - 11/30/14

Iranian director Bahram Beizaii to present "Ardaviraf's Report" at Stanford University

- Prominent Iranian playwright and director Bahram Beyzaie will stage reading performances of his latest play "Ardaviraf's Report" at Stanford University on January 24 and 25. - 11/28/14

Unnatural Selection: Installation by Pantea Karimi and Amber Stucke

- The Mohr Gallery in Finn Center presents UNNATURAL SELECTION, an installation exhibition by artists Pantea Karimi and Amber Stucke. The exhibition will be on display from October 27, 2014 through December 7, 2014. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, November 7 from 6pm - 8pm. - 10/27/14

NYC Literary and Culinary Arts Festival Highlights Iranian-American Experience

- Mehregan is a new Iranian-American literary and culinary arts festival celebrating the ancient Iranian holiday marking the coming of Fall. This first annual New York City-based festival will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014 (3pm - 9pm) at Cafe Nadery in Greenwich Village. - 10/22/14

7th ANNUAL NOOR IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS The Reza Badiyi Achievement Award to Shaun Toub

- The 7th Noor Iranian Film Festival-a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization that bridges the gap between the Iranian and Non-Iranian community through Cinema-will present the NIFF 2014 Reza Badiyi Achievement Award to Shaun Toub for his broad contributions in film and television, at this year's Closing Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7pm, at Los Angeles' famed Skirball Cultural Center - 10/20/14

Announcing 7th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival: Celebrating Iranian Heritage

- Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, Farhang Foundation's annual online short film festival offers contestants the opportunity to compete for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize). - 10/20/14

Register Today for the IAAB Student Summit

- The 2014 IAAB Student Summit will be held October 17th-19th at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Fall Summit is open to undergraduate students and will focus on the needs of student leaders and interested members of the student body hoping to gain a stronger understanding of their identity and the necessary skills to further build their campuses and local communities. -Iranian Alliances Across Borders - 9/25/14

Launch Party for B'ta'arof, Iran: RPM and Omid Walizadeh at Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles

- We invite you to participate in an evening of Iranian literary and artistic culture on behalf of B|ta'arof magazine and the London-based collective, Magic of Persia. This is a night to celebrate fiercely independent and creative Iranian writers and artists with a launch party for Iran: RPM Vol. 2 from Magic of Persia and the latest issue of B|ta'arof, as well as Omid Walizadeh's LP, Modern Persian Speech Sounds. - 9/8/14

Pars Equality Center's 1st Annual Los Angeles Autumn Gala Features Popular Persian Pop Band The Black Cats

- On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Pars Equality Center (PEC) (www.parsequalitycenter.org) - a non-profit organization, and the first of its kind supporting the full integration of people of Persian (Iranian) origin in the United States - will celebrate its 1st Annual Autumn Gala at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City. - 9/6/14

Persians by Aeschylus at Getty Villa in Los Angeles

- New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, returns to the Getty Villa this fall to perform Persians, an emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. - 9/4/14

LECTURE: Recollections of Archaeology in Iran

- Wednesday 17 September in London: Against a background of the close cooperation that existed between all the archaeologists who were working in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s, this lecture attempts to describe the activities of various of the British archaeologists who were working in different parts of Iran at this time. Sites of Iron Age to Achaemenid date will be given particular attention. - 9/2/14

OMID Foundations 10th Anniversary Celebrations in San Francisco Bay Area

- The OMID Bay Area Committee is excited to invite you to our 1st Annual Banquet at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Sunday, September 28th at 6:30pm. Marjaneh Halati, the founder and president of Omid Foundations will be present, along with live music, dancing, light dinner, live/silent auction and drinks. - 8/20/14

Iranian expat Hossein Khosrojerdi 'Redefining Home; Tara Gallery in Santa Monica

- Los Angeles Art Spotlight: Acclaimed Iranian expatriate Hossein Khosrojerdi will show his work on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at the Tara Gallery in Santa Monica,with a reception from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. -Monsters and Critics - 8/15/14

Words Take Flight in Persian Calligraphy at Sackler Gallery

- During a prolific 200-year period in the 14th-16th centuries, four master calligraphers invented one of the most aesthetically refined forms of Persian culture: nasta'liq, a type of calligraphy so beautiful that for the first time the expressive form of the words eclipsed their meaning. "Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy," opening Sept. 13 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, displays 20 rarely seen masterworks... - 8/14/14

Persian Music Concert by Shiraz Arts Academy in Sunnyvale, California

- Shiraz Arts Academy will hold a traditional Persian music concert in Sunnyvale, California on Saturday August 16, 2014. Shiraz Arts Academy, founded in July 2012 is the 1st educational institution specialized in the study and training of Persian music & arts in Bay Area. - 8/9/14

Iran vs. USA Men's Volleyball Coming to Southern California

- In less than a week, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team will host Iran for four matches at sites around Southern California. The matches will help both teams prepare for the 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 21 in Poland. - 8/4/14

NY's Rogue Space Gallery Presents "Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists"

- A groundbreaking group show which will further shed light on, and explore, Iran's contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. The exhibition will be on view from September 17 to September 22, 2014 - 8/4/14

Call For Papers: Symposia Iranica Second Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

- Symposia Iranica inaugurated at the University of St Andrews with 99 speakers in 2013 as the first early career scholar-focused in the field. We bring together this group to celebrate, encourage and stimulate their interest and engagement with Iranian studies - 7/17/14

A talk by Fereshteh Ghazi in Berkeley, California: "Political prisoners families from 60's to green movement"

- Fereshteh Ghazi is an Iranian journalist. She has worked in more than 18 newspapers in Iran which have all been banned: Khordad, Hammihan, Hambastegi, Bonyan, Etemad etc. She was arrested in 2004 and blocked from work until 2007 when she left Iran. -Berkeley Lecture Series - 6/26/14

The First Annual Pars Equality Center Autumn Gala in Los Angeles

- The 1st Annual Pars Equality Center Autumn Gala will raise funds for the Pars Equality Center, a non-profit organization that provides social and legal support for all members of the Iranian American community, including refugees, asylees and immigrants. - 6/25/14

Panel discussion in San Francisco: Impact of War on Women and Children in the Middle East

- Senses Cultural is presenting a panel discussion on the Impact of War on Women and Children in the Middle East to be held on June 28th from 2-5 pm at San Francisco State University. - 6/18/14

Event at Asia House in London: "Real Fictions: Unlocking The Iranian Cinema"

- The Bagri Foundation will host its next World Cinema Club at Asia House on Wednesday 2 July 2014 from 6.45-8pm. The aim of the club is to promote a deeper engagement with films from around the planet at meetings that are engaging, informative and enjoyable. This session turns its attention to Iranian Cinema with a talk by the respected film expert, Rose Issa. - 6/10/14

Ostad Lotfi's Memorial at Central Stage in Richmond, California

- A celebration of Ostad Mohammad Reza Lotfi's life and music will be held on Saturday June 7, 2014 at Central Stage in Richmond, California. Many of his students will be performing in an ensemble to celebrate the memory and music of this great man - 6/4/14

Lecture at UCLA: The Oil City in an Age of Jazz: Nostalgia and Modernity in Abadan, Iran

- We often hear how oil is both a blessing and a curse that engenders wealth for the select few and misery for many: black gold for the elites and 'the devil's excrement' for the masses. The discovery and extraction of oil entails environmental pollution, political violence and economic corruption, it feeds dictatorships and smothers democratic forces. - 5/29/14

Panel in London: The Future of Iranian Theatre

- A panel of theatre insiders will discuss the current state and future of Iranian theatre, with questions from the audience. The session will be chaired by Nelson Fernandez, director of NFA International Arts and Culture, and formerly of the British Council. - 5/20/14

The Elements: The Paintings of Mehri Yazdani

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library is showcasing paintings by Mehri Yazdani, an Iranian-American Artist. This is the first time that Mehri Yazdani is exhibiting her work in Silicon Valley, a great opportunity for the community to know an award-winning artist and to observe her remarkable paintings. - 5/13/14

Farhad Ahrarnia's Exhibition in London: STAGE ON FIRE

- For his third solo show at Rose Issa Projects, Farhad Ahrarnia combines his interest in dance, high modernism, and the arts of Central Asia and the Middle East to explore the relationship between various national, cultural and political institutions and 20th-century avant-garde arts. - 5/13/14

Two Iranian women to compete in Paris-Dubai rally

- The competition which began on April 15 and will continue into May 5, is an extraordinary automobile rally to link French capital, Paris to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The route drives 6,925km from France, Switzerland, Principaute of Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Iran to the UAE. - 5/1/14

" Manuscripts Don't Burn" by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof to screen at San Francisco Film Festival

- Writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof has rooted his remarkable career in an aesthetically wide-ranging critique of censorship and authoritarian rule in his native Iran, a project embracing everything from documentary (Head Wind, 2008) to surreal allegory (The White Meadows, SFIFF 2010) to hard-edged realism (Goodbye, SFIFF 2012). - 4/23/14

"The Soul Of War": Shokoufeh Malekkiani International Iranian Photographer Exhibition at the Agora Gallery New York City

- Shokoufeh Malekkiani blends her extraordinary artistic vision with a dedication to philanthropic causes as she continues to make a difference in this world. According to Malekkiani, "the power of art is limitless," and it is her greatest hope that she is able to leverage that artistic power to shed light on some of humanity's most devastating realities. - 4/17/14

Burnt Generation: A major exhibition of unseen work by eight contemporary Iranian photographers

- 'Many commentators have said that some of the most exciting photography in the world today is being made in Iran,' says Candlestar Director Fariba Farshad, who has curated Burnt Generation, Candlestar's new exhibition of Iranian Photography (in London). - 4/11/14

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: April 24 - May 14, 2014

- UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition of tracing the unfolding of Iran's fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. - 4/10/14

Photos: 9th International Robocup Competition Kicks Off In Tehran

- The 9th RoboCup Iran Open competitions and symposium officially kicked off in Tehran on Wednesday. The competition hosts 388 teams from Iran, US, UK, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan, UAE, Canada, Turkey, Colombia, Egypt and Indonesia. - 4/9/14

The Voice For Peace: Arash Fouladvand to conduct Cosmopolitan Persian Choral at Paris' Saint Sulpice Church

- La Voix de la Paix ( The Voice for Peace) is an ambitious music project consisting of presenting a series of Persian concerts across the French Capital with a cosmopolitan ensemble conducted by a young and energetic Iranian engineer Arash Fouladvand turned talented conductor / composer (Watch Manoto's Welcome to My Life). -Darius Kadivar - 4/7/14
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