An old camera marking 120 years of Iranian cinema occupies the place of honor on the poster advertising Cinema Salvation section of Fajr International Film Festival 2018.
After inaugurating the Official Poster which was designed by Hamidreza Beydaghi, the organizers said entries from Kazakhstan, Turkey, Italy, China, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Korea, England, Germany, Egypt, France, Iraq, Palestine, Taiwan, India, Georgia, Russia, and Lebanon would compete in the International Competition. Three Iranian feature length movies will also vie for the Golden Phoenix, which will be judged by 5 international and 2 Iranian jury members.
Under festival’s rules and regulations, the competing movies (15 feature and 15 short films) will have a regional or world premiere, that means it’s the first time they will screen publicly in the Middle East and Central Asia. A number of entries will have their Asia premiere as well. Since Fajr has an international premiere status, a number of movies playing in the competition will also celebrate their world premiere.
The top-tier event also provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to screen and advertise their works for industry leaders, distributors, and accredited guests in the Film Market. More than 600 filmmakers from 35 countries have so far applied to take part, with 300 feature films. The Fajr International Film Festival and Market are the highlights of the Iranian film calendar each year, with an epic number of events, screenings, programs and meetings crammed into the capital Tehran over the course of nine days.
For further information and registration, please visit our website at www.fajriff.com, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask you to carefully read the Festival’s general guidelines for submission and participation.
Presided over by Iranian film writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on April 19-27.