Interfaith Prize Juror Legan: Festivals Should Promote Religious Movies

Michal Legan, born in 1979, is a Polish theologian, filmologist, TV producer, and author – an author of numerous articles in journals and books, which examine the theology of films and their meanings. He is the head of the Theology of Media Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical University of John


French Critic Frodon: There Is More Iran Great Cinema to Come

Jean-Michel Frodon is a film critic, writer and a professor. He has a master’s degree and a DEA in history. He worked as an educator from 1971 to 1981. Next, he was a photographer from 1981 to 1985. In 1983, he became a journalist and film critic for the weekly periodical Le Point, of which


Venice Festival Program Advisor Iarussi: Iranian New Wave Cinema Came After the Revolution

The Venice Film Festival, founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. Here is a quick chat with Oscar Iarussi, festival’s program advisor, who is attending this year’s Fajr Film Festival. Tell us about


Valladolid Festival Director Angulo Barturen Lauds Qualities of Fajr

Valladolid International Film Festival is held annually in Valladolid, Spain since 1956. The festival is regarded as one of the most important in the specialty of independent film and auteur film. Festival director Javier Angulo Barturen tells us more in the following conversation. Tell us about yourself and your work? I started my career as


Venice Festival Programmer Cavina: There Should Be More Films by Young Directors

Teresa Cavina, born in 1958, is an Italian festival programmer and an expert in script evaluation. She has worked as a programmer of Locarno, Venice and Roma international film festivals. Here is an interview with her on the sidelines of Fajr. Where do you work? And what do you do? I work for Venice Days,


Hong Kong Director Chan Eyeing Co-Productions with Iran

Teddy Chan is a Hong Kong film director, producer, writer and actor. He has held an action film workshop for international students on the sidelines of this year’s Fajr. He tells us more in the following. Your third movie hit the high mark in Hong Kong. How was it? It was my third movie named


Eastern Vista Juror Demirkubuz: Kiarostami’s Cinematic Style Influenced Turkish Cinema

Zeki Demirkubuz (born in 1964) is a Turkish film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films have screened in A-list festivals like Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Cannes. He’s a member of jury at Eastern Vista: Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries. A quick chat with him in the following: Please tell us about the


Armenian Director Tadevosyan: Workshops Are Useful for Young Talents

Guzh Tadevosyan is an Armenian director who has made one feature film and 4 shorts. He has won prizes at different international festivals. It’s his first visit to Iran. He has attended the Talent Campus workshops (Darol Fonoun), and here he tells us more on that and his own personal experience. What’s your take on


NETPAC Juror Demy-Geroe: Young Iranian Filmmakers Have Fresh Voices

Anne Démy-Geroe is a film programmer and scholar with a PhD in Iranian cinema. She lectures on Asia Pacific Cinema at Griffith Film School and is a co-director of the Iranian Film Festival Australia. She is Vice President of NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema, and involved with the Asia Pacific


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