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Iranian film community

Iran looks at legislation protecting intellectual property

President Hassan Rohani has presented to the parliament a bill to protect of intellectual property which includes artistic, industrial and scientific property. » read more

Iran’s film community gives blood for people of Gaza

The Iranian film community has begun a promotional campaign in support of the war-stricken people of Gaza and, as a part of that, a group of them gathered at the Tehran Centre for Blood Transfer on Saturday July 2 to donate blood to be transferred to Gaza. Among the group on Saturday was the Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. » read more

New culture minister reopens Iran’s House of Cinema

Iran's House of Cinema was finally opened today, September 12, in the presence of numerous members of the Iranian film community. » read more

Film community rallies for Afghan immigrants

A group of Iranian filmmakers and actors has travelled to Mazandaran to express support for Afghan immigrants, following the provincial government’s decision to expel all Afghan residents. » read more

Accused BBC “collaborators” released

Iranian authorities have released Katayoun Shahabi and Mehran Zinatbakhsh, two members of the documentary filmmaking community who were detained for more than two months. » read more

Iranian actress released from jail

Detained Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been released after three and half months in custody. » read more

Iranian activists condemn flogging sentence for actress

A statement issued on behalf of 280 Iranian cultural and social activists is expressing their support for Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who has been sentenced to flogging for her role in “My Tehran for Sale.” » read more

Film artists speak out for detained colleagues

Twenty prominent Iranian actors and filmmakers in the diaspora have issued a statement in support of their detained and persecuted colleagues in Iran. » read more

House of Cinema criticized for support of detained filmmakers

A number of Iranian government supporters have called for the House of Cinema to be shut down for its support of documentary makers recently arrested for allegedly collaborating with the BBC. » read more

Detained filmmakers’ activities illegal: Iranian judiciary

The documentary makers recently arrested in Iran were “engaged in the production of illegal material and provided it to the BBC,” a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary announced at a news conference. » read more