Afghanistan's ArtLords has been nominated for this year's awards along with attendants from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.
Balkh residents say such initiatives show that women want to take an active role in Afghan society.
Ministry of Information and Culture says government continues its efforts to support the country’s culture and artists.
Bridges is known for his naturalistic style and for often playing rambling and unpredictable characters.
Born in Vienna, Austria, Ludwig Adamec, who had heard about a faraway magical land, decided to travel to Afghanistan in 1952.
The actor was hospitalised in Canada after he complained of breathlessness.
Forty-eight short films from Afghanistan and other countries have been selected for the festival from among 150 films.
The project has been subject to repeated delays, with a “soft opening” planned for next year scrapped in favor of a more triumphant…
An old car brought to Afghanistan 70 years ago has been presented for display at the National Museum.
The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.
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