Mar Del Plata Festival Programmer: Filmmakers Should Cooperate – Religion and Culture Notwithstanding

The 35th Fajr International Film Festival kicked off Friday in presence of local and international filmmakers, sellers and film students. Reza Mirkarimi, Iranian well-known filmmaker is the director of this year’s edition. The participants come from different Asian, European, African and American countries, some of whom have been interviewed by the festival press department. Following


Russian Students: Fajr Workshops Should Become Longer Courses

Yana Yurysheva is a 26-year-old Russian film student and an amateur film maker who has taken part in workshops of this year’s Fajr. It’s her first visit to Iran. She has made 7 short movies and is attending the festival with her friend, Sasha Karmaeva, who is also a film student and an amateur director.


Malaysia’s MEASAT VP: Iranian Cinema Has Important Place in Asia

Ho Hock Doong, the senior assistant and vice president of MEASAT Broadcast Network and Astro production in Kuala Lumpur, believes Iranian cinema has an important place in Asia and in the world. Here is a quick chat with her on the sidelines of the ongoing Film Market event at Fajr: Tell us about yourself and


Korean Festival Director: Fajr Is Useful Marketplace for Films

Kim Ji-Souk is the program director of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. He has made substantial contribution to discovering and presenting new film talent from throughout Asia. Thanks to his efforts, the festival has become the central hub of Asian cinema and one of the most important film events in the world. Here


Marketing Manager Keloukian: Lebanese Audiences Love Local Movies

Gassia Keloukian, the senior marketing manager of Lebanese Eagle Films Company, says audiences in her country like to watch action movies and comedies, particularly local productions. Here is a quick chat with her on the sidelines of the ongoing Film Market event at Fajr: Tell us about your company? We distribute movies to cinemas across


Sara Kara: Fiff Has a Very Different Perspective to World Cinema

Sara Kara is a 25-year-old Iranian-British filmmaker and researcher. She has recently graduated from Kingston and Grand Valley University in Michigan in experimental cinema. She is here to find out more about filmmaking in Iran, and the film business industry.


German Distributor: Film Market Is Important to Our European Clients

Manfred Kritsch, the Deutsche Welle (DW) distribution executive for Asia, says he has come to this year’s Fajr Film Market because it helps bridge the gap between his European clients and the Asian market. Here is a quick chat with the DW executive: What brought you to this year’s Film Market? We are looking for


Director See Wee Aw: Highway Is About Bossy Mothers

See Wee Aw is a 30-year-old filmmaker from Malaysia. He has made four documentaries and was here last year at the Tehran Cinéma Vérité International Film Festival. His new film at this year’s Fajr is Highway, screening in the Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries (Eastern Vista) program.


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Fajr Is Venue for Top Movies and World Premieres

The director of Fajr International Film Festival says only top movies have been selected to vie for awards or to premiere at this year’s much anticipated event. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Monday, Reza Mirkarimi said most of the movies selected, including feature-length films, shorts, and documentaries, are yet to have their


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