Takefumi Tsutsui: Hotel New Moon Depicts Human Touch

Takefumi Tsutsui is the director of Hotel New Moon, a co-production of Iran and Japan which competed in Eastern Vista section of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival.

Tiago De Luca: Iranian Cinema Is Self-Reflective

Tiago De Luca says what is interesting about slow cinema is that it is open and does not really give you everything.

Praveen Morchhale: It Costs a Lot to Market a Movie in India

Indian director, screenwriter and producer says like anywhere in the world, it’s hard to find a sponsor to finance an independent movie in India.

Monika Mikusová: Film Market an Opportunity for Buyers Worldwide to Interact

Monika Mikusová says Fajr is a festival but the Film Market has also grown up around the festival with distributors bidding to acquire rights to some films.

International Critics Juror: Fajr Juries Put Trophies on Bigger Platform

Iranian writer, film critic and director Robert Safarian, one of members of the International Critics Jury, explained the process through which top movies are selected each year for the prestigious accolades.

Manfred Kritsch: FIFF an International Market for Films

Manfred Kritsch says there is so much interest in Iranian films, and good films are everywhere in the FIFF.

Wei Yang: Chinese Film Market Is Mainly Local

Wei Yang is the project assistant of Dongchun Films Co, a motion picture investment, production and distribution company based in China.

Oliver Haffner: Iranian Cinema Popular in Germany

German director says Iranian cinema is taught extensively in German universities and academic centers.

Ieva Romanova: Latvian Cinema Promotes Gender Equality

Production designer Ieva Romanova says there is no discrimination against women in Latvia, and there are many women making movies.

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