FARSI1 is operated by Broadcast Middle East, a MOBY Group company and is partly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The channel is managed by Sina Valiollah, who used to be a host and producer years back in Iran.
From 8 June 2013, FARSI1 will be renewed with new (mostly American) shows (like Modern Family & White Collar) and from September 2014, FARSI1 is also airing some of the best Turkish TV series, like Adini Feriha Koydum, Seyit & Sura and Valley of the Wolves.
In April 2014, the network announced that they will only be available through Yahsat and will be leaving Hotbird, which led to many angry fans outside of Iran. FARSI1 neglected the fans in Europe with this decision.
Based on Bramantyo's experiences as a mixed-race child, ? was meant to counter the portrayal of Islam as a "radical religion". Owing to the film's theme of religious pluralism and controversial subject matter, Bramantyo had difficulty finding backing. Eventually, Mahaka Pictures put forth Rp 5 billion to fund the production. Filming began on 5 January 2011 in Semarang.
Released on 7 April 2011, ? was a critical and commercial success: it received favourable reviews and was viewed by more than 550,000 people. Also screened internationally, it was nominated for nine Citra Awards at the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival, winning one. However, several Indonesian Muslim groups, including the Indonesian Ulema Council and Islamic Defenders Front, protested against the film because of its pluralist message.
During 1977 and 1978, bassist Marino Pelajić, guitarist Mladen Jurčić, and drummer Branko Hromatko were Azra members when Branimir "Johnny" Štulić brought Jura Stublić as the new vocalist. Stublić was to become Aerodrom member, but due to his deep vocals it never happened. The lineup functioned for a few months only and after a quarrel with Štulić, on early 1979, Pelajić, Jurčić, Hromatko and Stublić formed the band Šporko Šalaporko i Negove Žaluzine, naming the band after a story from the "Polet" youth magazine, which was soon after renamed to Film. The memories of the Azra lineup later inspired Štulić to write the song "Roll over Jura" released on Filigranski pločnici in 1982.
Saxophonist Jurij Novoselić, who at the time had worked under the pseudonym Kuzma Videosex, joined the band, inspiring others to use pseudonym instead of their original names: vocalist Stublić became Jura Jupiter, bassist Pelajić became Mario Baraccuda and guitarist Jurčić became Max Wilson. Before joining the band, Stublić did not have much experience as a vocalist, however, since his father had been an opera singer, he often visited the theatre and opera, and at the age of 13, he started playing the guitar, earning money as a street performer at seaside resorts.
Iran has arrested a number of celebrities from the country's film industry in connection with the protest movement ... While US-born Urich cannot visit Iran for security reasons, her film chronicles her efforts to connect with and better understand the country by learning Farsi and interviewing her mother and grandmother.
Ukrainian filmmakers showcase the horrors of war at the Sundance film festival ... While US-born Urich cannot visit Iran for security reasons, her film chronicles her efforts to connect with and better understand the country by learning Farsi and interviewing her mother and grandmother ... "Coming into Sundance, the film is on the world stage.
SundanceFilmFestival (U.S ... The film was shot in Turkey; Keshavarz explains in a director’s statement that she was banned from returning to Iran after the last feature film she shot there. The scenes in Farsi, with their dance numbers and punchy humor, feel very different from the films made by Iranian filmmakers we’re used to seeing.
The only time I ever spoke Farsi was at home with my parents (Picture... I have a passion to discuss cultural diversity, write stories, create short films and eventually feature films (Picture ... The only time I ever spoke Farsi was at home with my parents ... This has sadly left me with a limited vocabulary in Farsi to this day.
By Manisha Mandal Published ... The actor is all set for his next film Farsi and will soon kick-start the promotion of the same ... Bollywood stars making OTT debuts in 2023 ... Gauri Khan reveals her favourite track from Shah Rukh Khan film Pathaan; ‘can’t stop listening’ [WatchVideo] ... Bollywood actors who broke their 'no kissing on-screen' policy for films ... .
After being arrested for creating antigovernment propaganda in 2010, the Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from making films for 20 years ... Panahi’s films, made in Iran without government approval, are sly feats of artistic resistance ... Panahi made “This is Not a Film” in his apartment ... It’s one of the most acclaimed films of the year.
After being arrested for creating antigovernment propaganda in 2010, the Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from making films for 20 years ... Panahi’s films, made in Iran without government approval, are sly feats of artistic resistance ... Panahi made This is Not a Film in his apartment ... It’s one of the most acclaimed films of the year.
As his film No Bears hits U.S ...Born in Iran, Kavani has lived in exile for almost a decade after filming a nude scene in Sepideh Farsi’s Red Rose (2014), which resulted in her receiving threats that deterred her from returning to Iran and led her to accept political refugee status in France.
NEW YORK - After being arrested for creating anti-government propaganda in 2010, the Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from making films for 20 years ... Panahi made “This is Not a Film” in his apartment ... She starred in Sepideh Farsi’s 2014 romance “Red Rose.” When nudity in the film led to media harassment, Kavani chose to live in Paris.
won 1-0, eliminating Iran from the tournament, scuffles erupted between Iranian protesters holding up portraits of outspoken former soccer player Ali Karimi, an icon of the protest movement, and a journalist from Iranian state-run media who was trying to film them ... Other men blew vuvuzelas at the two or filmed them.
DOHA, Qatar (AP)—SmilingU.S. and Iranian fans mingled and posed for photos outside a stadium in Doha ahead of a politically charged World Cup match on Tuesday ... Other men blew vuvuzelas at the two or filmed them. One man shouted at them in Farsi “why don’t you think Iran is good?” ... “They can’t stop us ... I’m not afraid of them,” she said ... Elsewhere, U.S ... .