Fajr 2017 unveiled its high profile acquisitions of Iranian and international films in the festival proper on Friday, the first day of this year’s run.
The main activity is in sales for films screening in the sidebar Film Market. This year some 177 filmmakers, directors, and producers are in attendance. They are representing 92 Iranian and international film companies and distribution networks.
They come from France, Lebanon, Monaco, Bosnia, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Italy, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Norway, and so on. It may take time to assess this run. But so far all signs indicate a strong return to the robust activity and old time glamour of past events.
Big budget indie titles, documentaries, and feature-length films are on display for international distributors, guests and, buyers, as well as festival programmers and representatives. Many titles offer the most stable promise of solid box office returns.
Presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from 21 to 28 April in Tehran.