Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:49AM
The logo of Tehran International Short Film Festival
The logo of Tehran International Short Film Festival

1. It's the 32nd International Short Film Festival here in Tehran and the prizes are up for grabs. Short fiction films, documentaries, animations and experimental films made by 1,323 filmmakers have been received and now it's show time! So take a look.

2. This report centers around the Eyn-o-Doleh mansion, which is located in the North of Tehran. We look at how the 19th century construction became iconic in Iran when world leaders from Britain, the US and the then Soviet Union came together for a conference at the Eyn-o-Doleh palace during World War II.  The other iconic part is the sculptures of famous Iranian people from different times that are found in the gardens of the Eyn-o-Doleh complex. 

3. Barakat Foundation is tasked with reaching out to less privileged parts of Iran and providing them with needed infrastructure as well as educational and healthcare facilities among other things. The organization has embarked on a number of huge projects across the nation to bring further development to those areas.

4. The use of wood and wooden products such as furniture, cups and even boats date back to thousands of years ago. Carpentry and wood go hand in hand. Today in Iran, carpenters have turned carpentry into an art from making handmade furniture to making scale model boats.