Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Festival Trendies Demand Singer Be Removed From Lineup For Opposing Vaccine Passports

After a dreadful ‘woke’ television comedy show in the UK with terrible ratings which repeated the same two insipid jokes over and over again got axed, leftists claimed it was an example of “cancel culture.” Twitter was in meltdown after it was revealed that the BBC wouldn’t be commissioning a new series of The Mash […]

Millions take sacred dip during India’s Magh Mela bathing festival

Millions of people have taken part in a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj. Pilgrims attending the annual Magh Mela offer prayers and enter the holy waters where the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. They bathe at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers, on certain days considered to […]

Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival to go online 

TEHRAN – A lineup of 57 puppet shows are scheduled to be performed during the 18th Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival that will go online next week. “29 puppets shows from Tehran and 28 from other cities will be performed online from February 28 to March 7 available at tiwall, namayeshnet and Hashure, the Iranian platforms […]

36th Fajr Music Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr Music Festival was brought to an end by honoring winners in various categories at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday with a limited number of participants.  In the Classical Music Composition category, the Barbad Award was given to Kaveh Mirhosseini for the album “Ehsraq”.  In the Regional Music Performance category, the […]

Mowj Intl. Short Film Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the 4th edition of the Mowj International Short Film Festival were honored during a closing ceremony held on the island on Sunday. “Lene 1927”, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Behruz Abbas Dashti, focusing on the journey of the Austrian painter Lene Schneider-Kainer (1885- 1971) to Iran, won the award for best […]

International Art Festival of Resistance honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the Sixth International Art Festival of Resistance were honored during a ceremony on Friday at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran. A top selection of artworks in the forms of poster, sculpture, typography, illustration, cartoon and caricature by artists from over 50 countries went on view at the forum while observing […]

LA Jewish Film Festival Hosts Exclusive Screening and Q&A of ‘Thou Shalt Not Hate’

In a political climate where neo-Nazi white supremacist groups are an increasing worldwide threat, the release of “Thou Shalt Not Hate” (“Non Odiare” in Italian) is particularly well-timed. Co-presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will stream the film from Feb. […]

Ye Xian, Chinese Cinderella At The Chinese New Year Spring Festival

February 12, is the celebration of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival . In ninth-century Chinese folklore, this is the festival where Ye Xian, the Chinese Cinderella, lost her slipper, and the rest is history.  The Cinderella story is a tale of serendipity and love – both of which are universal themes. These themes are […]

Lunar New Year 2021: Five things you may not know about the Spring Festival

China celebrates its Lunar New Year on Friday, marking the start of the Spring Festival, an 11-day public holiday. The occasion is also observed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines as well as in Chinese communities in major cities across the world, not least in London’s West End, the biggest […]

Fajr festival showcases works by artists gaining global recognition for Iranian art

TEHRAN – The 13th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts, underway at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute, is displaying works by Iranian artists who have been honored at international art events across the world in 2019 and 2020. Over 160 artworks by 67 artists of various fields of visual arts have been selected to be […]

Fajr Music Festival to honor three musicians with lifetime achievement awards 

TEHRAN – Veteran musicians Mohammadreza Es’haqi Gorji, Maliheh Saeidi and Hassan Nahid will receive lifetime achievement awards at the 36th Fajr Music Festival, the organizers announced on Monday. They also plan to pay tribute to composer Ahmad-Ali Ragheb, who died of cancer last December. Es’haqi Gorji, 73, is a dotar virtuoso who is an expert […]

“Without Anything”, “Yadoo” lead nominees at Fajr Film Festival

TEHRAN – “Without Anything”, a loose adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s “The Visit” and the war drama “Yadoo” lead the nominations at the 39th Fajr Film Festival. The movies each have received nominations in 13 categories, including best film and best director. Parviz Parastui has been nominated for the best actor award for his role in […]

Intl. festival of Iranian tribes goes online

TEHRAN – Iran’s 14th edition of the International Festival of Tribes Culture has commenced virtually due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Hosted by the northern city of Gorgan in Golestan province, the festival seeks to promote the vibrant nomadic cultural heritage of the country, Golestan’s governor-general Hadi Haqshenas said, addressing the opening ceremony on Thursday. […]

Fajr film festival to pay tribute to Parviz Purhosseini, Changiz Jalilvand

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 39th Fajr Film Festival plan to commemorate Parviz Purhosseini and Changiz Jalilvand, two cinematic figures who recently died of COVID-19. The commemoration will take place at the closing ceremony. Stage and screen actor Purhosseini’s credits include acting in “Bashu, Little Stranger,” by Bahram Beizai, “Kamalolmolk” by Ali Hatami, “Angelica […]

Martyr Foundation to cooperate with 39th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival 

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Martyr Foundation (Bonyad-e Shahid) will be cooperating with the 39th Fajr International Theater Festival, supporting the Soldier of the Revolution, a section dedicated to street theater. “Theatrical productions play a key role in promoting the culture of sacrifice and martyrdom. The art department of the foundation has long been paying […]

Nine artists to receive lifetime achievement honors at Fajr Festival of Visual Arts

TEHRAN – Nine veteran Iranian artists will be honored with lifetime achievement awards at the 13th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts to be held in the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in February. The honorees are master of sculpture and ceramics Jafar Najibi, cartoonist Ahmad Abdollahinia, illustrator Saeid Razzaqi, painter Garnic Derhakupian, miniaturist Khashayr Qazizadeh, […]

Tehran Intl. Short Film Festival announces intl. jury 

TEHRAN – Members of the jury for the international competition the 37th Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) were announced on Friday. Filmmaker Behnam Behzadi from Iran, documentarian Lia Beltrami from Italy and Busan International Program Manager Kyeong-yeon Kim are the members of the jury. Behzadi is a director, screenwriter and editor. He is a […]

Spanish Court Exonerates BDS Activists Who Forced Reggae Festival’s Boycott of ‘Zionist Artist’ Matisyahu of Antisemitism Charges

Palestinian flags fly as US Jewish musician Matisyahu performs on stage during the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Benicassim, August 23, 2015. Reuters/Heino Kalis A court in Spain on Monday dismissed charges of antisemitism against a group of activists whose anti-Zionist campaign against US Jewish hip hop artist Matisyahu forced the temporary cancellation of the performer’s […]

Shira Haas & Israeli Filmmakers Appear at Virtual Film Festival

“Shtisel” and “Unorthodox” star Shira Haas discussed her latest film, the Ophir-winning (and potentially Oscar-nominated) drama “Asia” at the InFocus: Israeli Cinema film festival, appearing virtually via Zoom at a panel that also featured writer-producer Ron Leshem (“Valley of Tears,” “No Man’s Land,” “Euphoria”) and producer Alon Aranya (“Tehran,” “Your Honor”). Presented by New Filmmakers […]

China’s famous Ice Town sees annual sculpture festival scaled back amid pandemic

Harbin is known as China’s “Ice Town” due to its famous, annual ice sculpture festival. This year, the snow-themed events have been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Ice and Snow World and the Snow Sculpture Exhibition, two of the most famous festival sites, are open, all mass gatherings have been cancelled. Han […]

Peter Freedman donates $5 million to the Sydney Festival

Browse > Home / News / Peter Freedman donates $5 million to the Sydney Festival January 14, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Founder and Chairman of RØDE microphones Peter Freedman has made a record-breaking $5 million donation to the Sydney Festival as part of a renewed commitment as the principal philanthropic partner […]

UK live music industry calls for help to save summer festival season

Can you remember the time when we could rub shoulders and sing our hearts out at live concerts? For many of us, it’s certainly a long time ago, and even with coronavirus vaccines on the way, there’s no guarantee this summer will look more normal. In the UK, there are fears that some of the […]

Movies from Iran line up for Malaysian festival 

TEHRAN – A lineup of four Iranian films will be competing in the 4th Malaysia International Film Festival. The festival was originally scheduled to run from December 5 to 10, 2020, however, it was postponed to January 2021 due to the pandemic. The lineup includes “A Man without Shadow” by Alireza Raisian, “Just 6.5” by […]

Russians enjoy winter weather at snowman festival

Dozens of Russian families enjoyed winter weather in Kazan on Sunday while competing at a snowman festival. More than 25 snowmen, which were built and decorated by parents and their children, will stay at Uritsky city park until mid-January. This year’s organisers of the third annual festival didn’t select a winner and instead awarded every […]

Annual Musrara Mix Art And Musical Festival Goes Online

You don’t need to travel to Jerusalem to take part in this year’s art and musical festival Musrara Mix. Celebrating its 20th year, the multidisciplinary festival is being held online, with a dedicated website for its program of featured Israeli and international artists. Produced by Musrara — The Naggar School of Art and Society, and housed in […]

Virtual Israel Film Festival Celebrates the Best in Israeli Cinema

Presenting two dozen features and documentaries including several Ophir Award winners (the Israeli Oscar) and taking place in cyberspace between Dec. 13 and 27, the 34th annual Israel Film Festival will present a stellar lineup of offerings this year in a virtual format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each film screening will include a pre-recorded […]

Winter Solstice Fest – 3 Day FREE Online Festival – Music and Ritual for Renewal

It’s time to release, ground, and manifest. Since ancient times communities across the world have gathered to honor and celebrate the changing of the seasons. These celebratory moments played a vital role in revitalizing community spirit and affirming vital health for the coming year. In the spirit of honoring these ancient traditions, we’re excited to bring […]

LA Jewish Film Festival Free Event: Ed Asner Narrates “The Tattooed Torah”

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Marvell Ginsburg and narrated by Ed Asner, “The Tattooed Torah” is a beautifully animated short film that tells the true story of a small torah that Courtesy YIVO Institute for Jewish Research that was confiscated by the Nazis in Czechoslovakia but survived the Holocaust. On […]

Other Israel Film Festival Streams Israeli Films Online

The 14th annual Other Israel Film Festival, presented by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, goes virtual with a lineup of more than two dozen Israeli features, documentaries and shorts that will stream online from Dec. 3-10. Each day’s lineup includes moderated Q&A sessions with actors and filmmakers. “This year’s lineup is our most diverse to […]

“The Alien” named best at Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul

TEHRAN – “The Alien” (“Namo”) by Iranian filmmaker Nader Saeivar won the Golden Scale for best film at the 10th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul, the organizers announced on Thursday. The film portrays a teacher who is dispatched along with his family to a remote area. Bakhtiar Panjei, the star of “The […]

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