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3rd Jalal Al-Ahmad award wraps up with no winner
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The closing ceremony of 3rd Jalal Al-Ahmad literary Award was held Sunday evening in Tehran's Vahdat hall with the attendance of a group of cultural figures, authors and artists.

This year, the award committee selected no winners in the documentation and historiography sections.

Moreover no works were chosen in the sections of literature criticism and fictions.

Two books entitled "Paitakht Banqueting Hall" by Mohammad-Ali Goudini and "Immortal" by Sadegh Kamyar were selected as praiseworthy fictional books.

Moreover in the literature criticism section "Az ma'na ta sourat"(From the meaning till the shape) by Mehdi Mojtaba and "Iran's literary history and Persian language dominance" by Dr. Seyyed Mehdi Zarghani

Tehran short filmfest
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The 27th edition of the Tehran International Short Film Festival has announced the best works of the event at the closing ceremony at Tehran's Andisheh Hall.

Director Babak Nazari won the best animation award for Shekarestan, and the best documentary award went to Liko, directed by Mohammad-Ali Hashemzehi.
The Birth of a Bullet directed by Karim Faeqian was awarded the best film prize of the festival.
Ehsan Ma'soum's Lost Dream won the award for the best research work, and 12th Companion by Elaheh Solhjou was selected as the best screenplay.
Arash Qasemi (Dusk of Snail), Karim Nazari (My House Is Cloudy), and Ehsan Mohammad-Hassani (Oskou)

Final ceremony of 13th Holy defence book of the year
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In a ceremony held at Hoze Honari,Tehran ,Sangari the secretary of the event told the participants” this iis the result of six month hard work in different sections. We have selected the best works out of 863 books published on the topic of the festival during 1387 and 1388 AH, in 15 categories and now we announce 9 books as the best works and 10 second prize winners and 13 third prize winners. We will also name 30 books after them as praise worthy.”

9th Kurdish theater festival
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The winners of ninth Kurdish theater festival was held at Saggez town – Kurdistan province Iran.

The play called ”Male Le Kul” written by Hossein Fazlullahi and directed by Omid Khakpour from Mahabad town became the best play and was referred to 29th International Fadjr theater festival.

In this years festival 37 works from different provinces of Iran were sent to the 5th event, out of which 7 works were selected to compete for the final selection.The winners of different sections wewre as

Iran traditional sports songs festival
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Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center will be playing host to the first Songs of Championship Festival to honor traditional Iranian sports.

Cosponsored by International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation and the Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, the festival will open on November 24 where Iranian and foreign guests are expected to attend.

The festival has been organized with the aim of focusing increased attention on the artistic and cultural

Best film at Cinéma Vérité Festival
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The political documentary “Searching for Reality” won the best film prize of the National Section at the 4th Cinéma Vérité Festival . Directed by Siavash Sarmadi, the film queries the fate of Iranian photojournalist Kazem Akhavan and three Iranian diplomats Ahmad Motevasselian, Mohsen Musavi and Taqi Rastegar-Moqaddam, who were kidnapped by the Zionist regime in 1982 in Lebanon.

“Nénette”, on a 40-year-old orangutan that is locked behind bars, by French director Nicolas Philibert

Tasnim festival of Quranic video clips
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The first national Tasnim festival of Quranic video art, found its winners. According to public relation office of the festival 16 works was selected in the competition. Barakat by Yaser Talebi, Amin by Yaser Talebi, Nena Mother by Alireza Sabouri, Negar by Karim Azimi , Heavenly Signal by Elahe Saleh joo, Akse Yar by Shahran Bageri, As much as possible by Alireza Varshavi, Connection Dream by Zahir Mir Mohammadi, Live witness by Yaser Mohammadi, Good month of Ramadhan by Amin Torabi, Beginning  of Yas season by Saeed Nejati, Effect on the world by Jamal Oskui, Among the Ruins by Vahid Pakzad, Amirul kholude  sorude javdanegi by Alireza Ebrahimi, Cheshme sare otufat by Seyyed Jamale Nouri Sadeg

First Iraj Bastami festival on 8th Azar
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Final ceremony of the first round of the late Iraj Bastami festival to be held in Vahdat hall.

Out of 241 participants took part in the festival three artists are selected as the winners and will be introduced in the event.

Ava film festival on handicapped & town planning
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Center for Iranian handicapped artistic and scientific creations holds the first event from 9th to 12th of Azar along side world week of handicapped.

Names of these selected filmks are as follows:

Alittle far by Hamed Nobari, Class is held by Jalal Naseeri Haes,Two hand one will by Sadegh Gasemi, Better Student by Mehrdad Oskui, Zero degree by Mahmood Rahmani, Thank you by Gholamreza

Iran’s 4th Intl. Cinéma Vérité Festival
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The 4th Cinéma Vérité Festival, an Iranian international event dedicated to documentary films, kicked off here on Sunday at Tehran’s Sepideh Theater Hall where the venue was also introduced as a theater dedicated to documentaries.

Documentary and Experimental Film Center( DEFC) director Aqamohammadian asked the officials to pay due attention to cultural unity in his opening speech. “The center has prepared application forms for the filmmakers to fill out. They are asked to write down

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