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


Behrouz Nouranipour: FIFF Connects the Iranian Cinema to the International Cinema Industry

Behrouz Nouranipour believes that becoming international is a new way for Fajr Film Festival to introduce the potentials of the Iranian Cinema to the world. In an interview with the public relations office of the 34th FIFF, Behrouz Nouranipour, the director of the documentary ‘A157’ stated that “the first layer of a documentary is its


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