Deborah Young: A Majority of Hollywood Is Anti-Trump

American film critic Deborah Young says the Kiarostami generation has put down very important roots and younger people just like blossoming out of this.

Wojciech Unolt: Cultural Programs Deepen Iran-Poland Ties

Wojciech Unolt, Poland’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran, says Iranian filmmaker and Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi shows universal issues and concerns in his films.

Armenian Delegate: Regional Countries Should Co-Produce Movies

Karen Avetisyan, the programming director of GAIFF, and Sona Karapoghosyan, the project manager of Golden Apricot, are attending this year’s Fajr to hold talks with counterparts at the Farabi Cinema Foundation.

NETPAC Juror: Iran-Pakistan Cultural Exchanges Not Limited to Cinema

Pakistani writer and film critic Aijaz Gul is one of the NETPAC jury members of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival.

Spinelli: Cinema’s Future Lies in the East

Italian filmmaker Italo Spinell says Fajr International Film Festival is a good place to watch eastern films.  

FIFF Enhances Cultural Diplomacy – Iranian MP

It is the belief of Iranian Lawmaker Ahmad Mazani that the annual Fajr International Film Festival helps promote cultural diplomacy with the rest of the world.

NETPAC Jury Member Padgaonkar: People Should Know More About Asian Cinema

Latika Padgaonkar says there are so many countries in Asia that make a lot of films, countries such as China, Iran, Japan and others; but we don’t see these films and only see them in festivals.

Audiences in Bangladesh Watch Religious Movies

Nazmul Haque Talukder is the deputy head of sales and marketing in the S.A Channel (PVt.) Ltd. Here is a short chat with him about the Festival and more:

Iranian Movies Should Tell Universal Stories

Firat Kurtcebe is the manager of Layen Inc. Layen is a distribution, production and advertising company in Turkey.

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