On Tuesday, April 23, A-list actor and Festival Palace Manager Reza Kianian offered the most comprehensive workshop on acting in Charsou Cineplex and on the sideline of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival.
The one-day masterclass provided local and international students with a thorough foundation of acting skills with a specific focus on acting for film.
The class emphasized the basic elements of the craft of acting using scene study, situation, and monologue work as starting points. In conjunction with the class, students participated in discussions aimed specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set.
Kianian said: A good actor creates some kind of balance between his conscious and sub-conscious. No ordinary person could do that. A trained actor can perform all this, travelling between his conscious and subconscious on the set.
According to Kianian, acting is a technique: Director should trust his actors that they know their craft and can actually play the part. Both director and actor should know their craft and work together.
Every year, the Festival’s acting workshops provide aspiring and experienced actors with the resources and hands-on instruction they need to start acting on camera. The workshops condense extensive instruction and projects so that students receive the education in the time period that the Festival is running.
Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th Fajr International Film Festival runs until April 26 in Tehran.