ISLAMABAD (APP) - A weeklong Iranian cultural festival to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Islamic revolution of Iran, opened here Saturday at the National Art Gallery. Organized by Cultural Consulate of Iran, the festival inaugurated with an Iranian art exhibition carrying glimpses of inlaid wood, engraving, Iranian miniatures, caricature, contemporary paintings and impressionism works, introduction of tourist and pilgrimage attractions, local dresses and traditional sewing. While a large collections of photographs are the major part of the festival based on the images of the effects of post revolution Iranian photographers and their confrontations process up to the ultimate success of the revolution and eight years of the sacred defense, photos of reconstruction period and industrial, scientific and technological developments. Besides exhibitions, an Iranian film show was the part of the event in which the movie titled "Jesus" was screened at the auditorium of NAG. The film show will continue till February 3 with the screening of movies entitled "The Eternal Kids", "God is Close" and "The Third Day". Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) inaugurated the event while Cultural Counselor Iran Embassy, Syed Murtaza Sahib Fasool introduced the participants about Iranian art. A cultural troupe comprising artists and craftsmen from Iran also participated in the event. Iranian painting being a blended word, indicates some sort of painting which has appeared during centuries in the land of Iran. This kind of painting called miniature by the Western researchers and scholars has a deep and fruitful history while the high values attained by the artists of this course are the result of their prolonged efforts which have passed through the depth of the history. Iran's handicraft at a glance is the art of making handicrafts in consistent and extremely solid ancient traditions. The art of inlaying wood is one of the finest and most authentic traditional Iranian arts and an exquisite example of the talent of the Iranian people.