George Ovashvili: Fajr Filmfest Is Progressive, Has Future

George Ovashvili (1963, Georgia) graduated from the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theater (1996) and New York Film Academy filmmaking course at Universal Studios in Hollywood (2006). He is a director of both dramas and documentaries that he often produces. He has made a number of memorable shorts: Eye Level received an award at


Luong Dinh Dung: Art Movies Popular in Vietnam

Vietnamese director Luong Dinh Dong was one of the special guests of 2018 Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. His movie Father and Son won the Best Asian Film Award on Thursday. Luong Dinh attended the Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema, where he graduated in 2010. Dung made his debut feature film Father and


Hanna Slak: Iranian-Slovenian Filmmakers Face Similar Challenges

Hanna Slak is a Slovenian film director, multimedia artist and writer. She has written and directed feature films (Blind Spot, 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar, 2017), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts. She also creates video installations and video design for the stage. Her films were screened at Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, and others.


Leila Babovic: FIFF Helpful in Dealing With Western Prejudices Toward Iran

Leila Babovic was one of the special guests of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival. She has been in attendance for many years and here is a quick chat with in that regard: Tell us about your festival experiences? I’ve been in here for many years. The last time I attended in Fajr Film Festival


Busan Agent: Having a Good Vibe About Iranian Cinema

Young Woo-kim, the representative of Busan Film Festival, was a guest of this year’s Fajr Filmfest. His colleague Kim Ji-seok passed away last year during the Cannes Film Festival. Young replaced Kim as the new representative of Busan festival: Tell us more about yourself? I heard a lot about Fajr International Film Festival. Busan and


Dina Iordanova: Not Necessary to Upgrade FIFF

Dina Iordanova (born 1960) is an educationalist and professor of film studies at the University of St. Andrews. A specialist in world cinema, her special expertise is in the cinema of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Europe in general. Her research approaches cinema on a meta-national level and focuses on the dynamics of transnational film;


‘Paula Randi – A Bridge Between Italian-Iranian Cinemas’

Miguel Herrera is the Italian actor of Little Tito and the aliens directed by Paola Livia Randi – which competed in the International Competition of the 36th international Fajr Film Festival. In an exclusive interview with the Press Office of Fajr he tells us more: How did you find Fajr? It’s my first time in


Agnes Devictor: Iran Has Deep-Seated Association with Motion Pictures

Agnes Devictor was one of the special guests of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. Devictor is a professor at Sorbonne University of France. She has worked for the Farabi Cinema Foundation in Iran. She has also organized several programs on Iranian cinema in Europe and published three books about Iranian movies: What’s


Barbara Lorey: A New Generation of Directors Putting Iranian Cinema on the Spotlight

Barbara Lorey was one of the special guests of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival. She is a film correspondent at Nyon’s Fipresci, FIPA and Visions du Reel in Switzerland. She is also a Paris-based freelance journalist and film-critic for German and French daily newspapers and periodicals. Under the banner of Alizarine Productions, she has


Copyrigh © 1982 - 2019 FIff. All rights reserved.