Over a thousand sales agency meeting agreements were reached on the first of the Online Film Market at the 38th Fajr International Film Festival.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Film Market became a standalone online market created to support the international film industry and help professionals. It is being held from May 26-30. The online market is intended to mimic the market experience in Fajr, with live and real-time meetings.
Nearly 230 agents, experts and guests from local and international distribution companies are taking take part in virtual meetings. The movers and shakers of the industry continue to discuss and acquire rights to films across a range of categories. Iranian cinema is strongly represented this year.
The online-only Film Market is hosted on the film industry platform Cinando and in collaboration with the Shift 72 Company. As a complete database of attendees, it is the premier network offering film professionals the best tools to navigate the film industry for contacts, films, projects in development, market screening schedules, market attendees, and screeners. Cinando exists in many prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Warsaw and Tallinn Black Nights.
The 2021 FIFF is underway in Tehran until June 2. The festival is presided over by Iranian film director and screenwriter Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour. The festival is widely considered one of the most prestigious and influential in Asia, Europe and Greater Middle East.