Iran Review > Iranians' Achievements
Iran's 'A Separation' Wins Golden Globe
Monday, January 9, 2012

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's family drama Nader and Simin, A Separation has won the award for best foreign language film at the Golden Globes.

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Successes
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's Nader and Simin, A Separation has been awarded by the 2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association. The Wall Street Journal has selected Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's award-sweeper production A Separation as the best film of the year. Iranian photographer Javad Razmi has been announced as one of the winners of the Forest in Photos competition held by the FAO Regional Office of the Near East (RNE). Three Iranian children have been awarded at the 12th edition of the International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest held in Japan. The Vancouver Film Critics Circle has awarded Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's prize-sweeper family drama Nader and Simin: A Separation. Three Iranian photographers have received first prize in different sections of the 11th Al Thani Awards for Photography Competition...

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New Scientific Achievements of Iranians
Thursday, December 1, 2011

A team of three Iranian inventers has won the top award of the 2011 edition of Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) held in the South Korean capital. An Iranian scholar Dr. Saied Yousefi, a faculty member at the University of Tehran, won 2011 best peer-reviewed paper award from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A team of young Iranian inventers have been awarded at the 2011 edition of the International Middle East Inventions Exhibition held in Kuwait. Iranian scientists have built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that can be used in reconnaissance, imaging, military and non-military observation missions…

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Achievements
Thursday, November 24, 2011

The French government bestowed the Chevalier of the Order of Academic Palms to Iranian theater scholar Professor Ahmad Kamyabi Mask. Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's Nader and Simin: A Separation has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Goa International film festival (IFFI). The international film magazine, Sight and Sound has selected Asghar Farhadi's A Separation as the second best film of the year. Iranian documentary “The Last Days of Winter” has won the BlackBerry Award at the 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Iranian filmmaker Ali Zamani-Esmati's latest production Orion has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Mediterranean Cinema MedFilm Festival in Italy...

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IMESS Inaugurates Its First Visiting Research Fellows Program
Saturday, November 5, 2011

Director Kayhan Barzegar inaugurates the first Visiting Research Fellow Program at the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran. In his introductory remarks, Dr. Barzegar maintains that the Institute’s Visiting Research Fellow Program is for the first time designed in Iran to fulfill the existing gap between academic and policy-making communities in research areas, as well as training a new generation of Middle East experts. To achieve this aim, "we need to strengthen and focus on “professionalism”, “internationalism”, and “indigenous views” in Iran’s foreign policy and international relations studies."

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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Iranian writer and director Panahbarkhoda Rezai's latest production has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Italy Asiatic Film Festival in Rome. Iranian writer and director's film Burned, Cooked, Raw has been awarded at the 2011 Tashkent International Film Forum. Iranian cartoonist Moslem Naeemi has won the Special Award of the 31st edition of the International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Competition in Turkey. Iranian filmmaker Homayoun Asadian's Gold and Copper has won the top award of the 2011 edition of Italy's Religion Today International Film Festival. Iranian Filmmaker Negar Azarbaijani's Facing Mirrors has been awarded at the 8th edition of Syracuse International Film Festival in the United States. Iranian filmmaker Morteza Farshbaf's Mourning has won the top award of the 2011 edition of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea...

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New Scientific Successes of Iranians
Monday, October 10, 2011

Three Iranian-Americans are among recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Iranian scientists have produced a new anti-cancer drug using the venoms of reptiles like snakes and scorpions. In an unprecedented transplant surgery by an Iranian specialist in Tehran, which lasted for seven hours, the left hand of a laborer was restored successfully. Iran’s Sharif University of Technology has been placed in the top 350 of the world’s best universities, according to the rankings recently published by the magazine Times Higher Education (THE). Iranian scientists have produced carbon nanotube, a material which can greatly improve the quality of almost any product while reducing its weight. Researchers at the research center of Pasteur Institute of Iran have produced a nude mouse...

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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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