The 7th Hour at FIFF to Open Young Minds to the World of Cinema

This year’s Fajr International Film Festival has a special section for kids and includes a sneak preview of a new film each day for over a week. Titled The 7th Hour, students and kids aged pre-K through middle school (the target demographic for the Festival), can watch seven Iranian and foreign movies during the program,

Syria, Yemen, Myanmar in Focus at Fajr Broken Olive Branches 2018

Fajr International Film Festival has announced the number of top movies playing in the 2018 Broken Olive Branches section. The section will screen more than 10 feature films, and the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar are the subjects that run through several entries in this year’s event. According to FIFF Director Reza Mirkarimi, the

FIFF 2018 to Launch Cicinema, New Digital Encyclopedia on Iranian Cinema

The partnership of Fajr International Film Festival is aiming to launch the new website cicinema, The Digital Encyclopedia on Iranian Cinema, concurrent with the start of the 36th edition of FIFF in April. Stating the above, the creator of the website Iraj Taghipour said: The encyclopedia on Iranian cinema will go online at and

Entry Form Submission for 2018 FIFF Closes March 9

Iranian filmmakers have until Friday to be part of an inspiring community of international creatives, as entry form submission for the 2018 FIFF’s Competition Section closes on March 9. The deadline is midnight Friday to register Iranian films to compete in the 36th edition of Fajr Int’l Filmfest. The deadline cannot be extended. The deadline

Mirkarimi, Filmmakers Discuss FIFF 2018

Director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, who is presiding over this year’s Fajr International Film Festival, has won the endorsement of some Iranian filmmakers at a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday. The friendly discussions for the 36th edition were held at House of Cinema packed with film directors and suchlike. During the gathering, Mirkarimi unveiled the programming

Press Accreditation Deadline Extended – FIFF 2018

We are currently accepting press accreditation applications for the upcoming 2018 Fajr International Film Festival. We accept applications from professional journalists and critics until Sunday, March 11. The deadline for submitting your forms is March 11. In order to maintain good working conditions for the journalists, the number of accreditations available is limited. It is

The Astonishing Feat of Georgian Cinema Comes to Fajr with 6 Films

A new space is to be launched in 2018 Fajr, bringing together some of the best contemporary movies from Georgia’s fast growing and dynamic cinema. Georgian Cinema will feature six significant and exciting works; and the Eastern Vista will be the only place you can see and review them at the 36th edition of Fajr

50 Countries, 110 Students to Take Part in FIFF 2018 Film Making Workshops

Information on the 2018 film making workshops of Fajr International Film Festival is available now. The workshops series is called “Darol Fonoun”, and it is overseen by Iranian writer and director Maziar Miri. He explains that a decision was made by Reza Mirkarimi who is presiding over the Festival to pay special attention to film

Submission Deadline Extended – Fajr Intl. Film Festival 2018

We are currently accepting entries for the upcoming 2018 Fajr International Film Festival. We accept domestic submissions for another week in the Competition Section. The FIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling, awarding, or programming, and proudly accepts entries exclusively until March 8 for Iranian movies. Works in progress are

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