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Iranians Cultural Achievements in the World
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Iranian filmmaker Vahid Mousaian's Golchehreh has won the top award of the 2011 Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF). Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's critically acclaimed film has been awarded at the 2011 edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival. Iranian stage director Mohammad Hatami's ritual play has received the Best Play Award of the White Tower (Belaya Vezha) International Theater Festival in Belarus. Iranian producer Mitra Ziaei's radio program for children has won the 2011 UNICEF Regional Award for International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB). “Molf-e Gand”, an oral history documentary on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war narrated by an Ahvazi citizen, won the Special Mention at the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival...

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New Cultural Successes of Iranians
Friday, August 26, 2011

Iranian cartoonist Mohammad-Ali Khalaji won the first award at the Salon Diogenes Taborda festival that was recently held in Argentina. The Golden Aphrodita Award of the Bulgarian film festival was added to the international award collection of Asghar Farhadi’s “About Elly”. Iranian filmmaker Bahram Tavakkoli's feature-length movie Here without Me has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Montreal's World Film Festival in Canada. Iranian filmmaker Ahmad-Reza Motamedi's Alzheimer's has been awarded at the 57th edition of Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Italy. Two Iranian Qur'an reciters have been awarded at Tunisia's first post-revolution International Qur'an Reading Competition held in the capital city of Tunis…

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Iranians & Sci-Tech Achievements
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Iranian optometrist Mehran Zarei Ghanavati was celebrated the best eye specialist in the world exam of the International Council for Optometry. Iran's national computer team has achieved the 13th place in the world computer Olympiad, which was held in Pattaya, Thailand. Iran won five medals at the 42nd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) and four medals at the 22nd International Biology Olympiad. Iran beats Japan and US in the international RoboCup competition held in Istanbul, Turkey. Iranian researchers at Tehran Medical University used embryonic stem cells to treat refractory diseases…

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Awards for Iranian Filmmakers and Artists
Friday, July 15, 2011

Renowned Iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi's Nader and Simin: A Separation has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Saint Petersburg Film Festival. The 2011 edition of the FIDMarseille International Film Festival has awarded the Iranian documentary, Moving Up, directed by Loqman Khaledi. Iranian children have been praised at the 2011 edition of Nova Zagora International Children's Art Exhibition, held in southeastern Bulgaria. Iranian artist Mehrdad Kouroshnia's stage play Last Letter has been warmly welcomed at the 2011 Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto International Open Festival, in Italy. Three Iranian children have been praised at the 16th edition of the International Competition of Children's Art Works held in Slovenia. Iranian actress Anna Nemati was selected as a jury member of Portugal’s Avanca Film Festival, which will be held from July 19 to 24...

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Scientific & Technological Achievements of Iranians
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Iran has, for the first time, moved up to the 21st place in the world ranking in knowledge production. Vancouver tech entrepreneur Shahrzad Rafati is the only Iranian-Canadian who made this year's Fast Company 2011 list of the top 100 most creative people in business. Iran has unveiled a super-modern surgical system which it says mergers most updated hardware and software technologies in the field of medicine. Iranian scientists managed to build the first indigenous tactile tumor detector robot for breast cancer as they took another giant scientific step. Researchers at Applied Research Laboratory of Medicinal Plants in Lorestan have produced herbal medicine for treating blepharitis. An Iranian graduate in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the PhD level of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine was selected as one of the top ten graduates of this university in 2011...

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Iranians’ New Cultural Achievements
Monday, June 13, 2011

Renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's Nader and Simin: A Separation has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Sydney Film Festival. The 57th Taormina Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday, handing a special jury prize to Iranian Ahmadreza Motamedi’s “Alzheimer’s”. Iranian director Mehdi Farajpur won the best director award for “Beckett” at the 24th Puppet and Actor Theater, an international festival which took place in Lomza in Poland from June 7 to 10.The 2011 Barcelona International Environment Film Festival has awarded Iran. Southwestern directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad-Reza Fartousi. The 2011 edition of Prague's World Festival of Puppet Theater has awarded an Iranian play about life of Persian mystic and writer Mansour Al-Hallaj. The 2011 edition of Belgium's Millennium International Documentary Festival has awarded Molf-e Gand directed by Iranian filmmaker Mahmoud Rahmani...

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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Monday, May 23, 2011

Iranian underwater photographers have scooped awards during the 9th edition of Turkey's International Kemer Underwater Days (IKUD) held in Antalya. The 18th edition of Serbia's Subotica International Festival of Children's Theatres has awarded The Last Flower by Iranian director Zohreh Behrouzinia. Mehdi Momenzadeh, Iranian photographer, received second prize at the The World At Night (TWAN) Second International Earth and Sky photo contest in the US. Iranian animation Halftone has been awarded at the 8th edition of Portugal's Black & White Audiovisual Festival held at the Catholic University - Porto…

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Iranians New Sci-Tech Achievements
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whitney was able to move thanks to an ‘exoskeleton’ designed by Iran-born Berkeley mechanical engineering professor, Homayoon Kazerooni, and his group of mostly graduate students. An Iranian researcher won the prize of the 18th IFAC World Congress for his article. Researchers at Royan Institute, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, and Amir Kabir University of Technology took a joint step for the advancement of tissue engineering by combining two state-of-the-art technologies, namely stem cells and nanotechnology. Iranian scientists have made synthetic cornea to restore vision to patients suffering from severe corneal disorders and damaged eye stem cells. An Iranian researcher discovers congenital blindness gene NCRNA for the first time in the world. Iranian researchers at National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have succeeded in producing a transgenic mouse carrying the PIWIL2 gene…

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Achievements
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Iranian filmmaker Mahmoud Rahmani's My Mother, Oak has been awarded at the 2011 edition of the Munich Documentary Film Festival held in Germany. The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has paid tribute to veteran Iranian filmmaker Khosrow Sinai for his contributions to Polish culture. Three Iranian children have been awarded at the 2010 edition of the World Children's Picture Contest held by the IE-NO-HIKARI Association in Japan. San Francisco has granted a certificate of honor to Iranian musician and Tanbour virtuoso Keykhosrow Pournazeri after he held a concert with the Shams ensemble. The 7th edition of Syria International Cartoon Contest has granted its Special Prize to Iranian artist Sadeq Baqeri for his work on plastic surgery...

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New Science-Technology Achievements
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For the first time in the country, endoscopic treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) resistant to medicine was performed by local physicians. Facebook Hires Amin Zoufonoun, Google’s No. 2 Corp Development Executive to lead its fledgling merger and acquisition efforts. Iranian students from the vehicular research department at the University of Qazvin have designed an entirely solar-powered vehicle named “Havin.” Researchers at Tehran Medical University produced two medicines from saffron for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Iranian researchers have produced herbal anti-cancer medicine that has no side-effects and will improve cancer patients’ quality of life. Researchers at Imam Khomeini International University in Qazvin have proposed a new method for diagnosing cancer with an infrared spectroscopy. ..

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