Semih Kaplanoglu: New Talents Are Future of Cinema

Semih Kaplanoglu is a Turkish screenwriter, producer and director, known for Egg (2007), Honey (2010) and Angel’s Fall (2004). His films are characterized by metaphysical themes and distinctively authored use of cinematography. Kaplanoglu, who is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential directors in Turkish cinema, has received 28 international awards and

Thomas Mauch: Storyboards Kill Ideas

Thomas Mauch is a German cinematographer and film producer. With a career that spans over fifty years in both film and television. Mauch is well known for his numerous collaborations with Edgar Reitz, Alexander Kluge, Werner Schroeter, and Werner Herzog. Some of his well-known films include Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972), Heinrich

George Ovashvili: Fajr Filmfest Is Progressive, Has Future

George Ovashvili (1963, Georgia) graduated from the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theater (1996) and New York Film Academy filmmaking course at Universal Studios in Hollywood (2006). He is a director of both dramas and documentaries that he often produces. He has made a number of memorable shorts: Eye Level received an award at

Luong Dinh Dung: Art Movies Popular in Vietnam

Vietnamese director Luong Dinh Dong was one of the special guests of 2018 Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. His movie Father and Son won the Best Asian Film Award on Thursday. Luong Dinh attended the Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema, where he graduated in 2010. Dung made his debut feature film Father and

Hanna Slak: Iranian-Slovenian Filmmakers Face Similar Challenges

Hanna Slak is a Slovenian film director, multimedia artist and writer. She has written and directed feature films (Blind Spot, 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar, 2017), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts. She also creates video installations and video design for the stage. Her films were screened at Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, and others.

Leila Babovic: FIFF Helpful in Dealing With Western Prejudices Toward Iran

Leila Babovic was one of the special guests of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival. She has been in attendance for many years and here is a quick chat with in that regard: Tell us about your festival experiences? I’ve been in here for many years. The last time I attended in Fajr Film Festival

Busan Agent: Having a Good Vibe About Iranian Cinema

Young Woo-kim, the representative of Busan Film Festival, was a guest of this year’s Fajr Filmfest. His colleague Kim Ji-seok passed away last year during the Cannes Film Festival. Young replaced Kim as the new representative of Busan festival: Tell us more about yourself? I heard a lot about Fajr International Film Festival. Busan and

Dina Iordanova: Not Necessary to Upgrade FIFF

Dina Iordanova (born 1960) is an educationalist and professor of film studies at the University of St. Andrews. A specialist in world cinema, her special expertise is in the cinema of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Europe in general. Her research approaches cinema on a meta-national level and focuses on the dynamics of transnational film;

‘Paula Randi – A Bridge Between Italian-Iranian Cinemas’

Miguel Herrera is the Italian actor of Little Tito and the aliens directed by Paola Livia Randi – which competed in the International Competition of the 36th international Fajr Film Festival. In an exclusive interview with the Press Office of Fajr he tells us more: How did you find Fajr? It’s my first time in

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