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Founded in 1982, Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is Iran’s largest annual film festival held in Tehran. It is an event that celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to quality local and international films. Since its establishment, Fajr International Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of the Iranian Cinema. Every year, veteran directors and new filmmakers devotedly present their works in the festival.
Over the years, Fajr has been honored by numerous great film figures who have also worked closely with the festival as respectable Jury Members, such as Volker Schlondorff, Krzysztof Zanussi, Robert Chartoff, Semih Kaplanoglu, Bruce Beresford, Percy Adlon, Paul Cox, Shyam Benegal, Bela Tarr, Jan Troell, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Elia Suleiman, Agnieszka Holland, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Rustam Ibragimbekov, just to name a few among other influential figures.
Reza Mirkarimi Festival Director with Mehdi Yagdegari Film Market Manager.
The Iranian Film Market (IFM) is one of the main sections of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), which is legally funded by Iran’s Cinema Organization.
The 20th Iranian International Market for Films and TV programs (IFM) will take place in Tehran from April 21st to 26th, 2017.
The market is trying to create a platform for promotion and distribution of family, humane and moral co...
Charsoo Cineplex, with 5 modern well-equipped auditoriums, is a great fit host for the Film Market, the talent-finding workshops, and the press conferences of this edition of the festival. The guests, journalists, and audiences will be served in Charsoo Foodcourt. Charsou has 5 modern halls with latest video and sound technologies equipped with Digital Cinema technology. Charsou has overall 900 seats.
Wishing you all much success in Teheran at Fajr Fest and on the festival circuit!
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Festival Organizers are pleased to announce that well over 350 guests from 66 countries will be in attendance.
Speaking to reporters, spokesperson Alireza Shojanouri said there will be appearances from 31 Asian, 23 European, and 6 African countries. At least 5 special guests from the American continent and Australia will also participate. There will be celebrity guests from 24 Muslim nations as well.
Shojanouri explained that the guests come in different groups, mainly A-list directors, scre...
France has the highest number of screenings at this year’s edition of Fajr Festival.
According to the secretariat of the annual event, the movies enlighten the works of celebrated and emerging filmmakers and actors. France is taking part with 21 feature-length and two short movies. Here are all the titles screening:
Paris La Blanche (2016) – Cinema Salvation (International Competition)
1h 23min | Drama
Director & Writer: Lidia Terki
Restored Classic Movies Screen at Fajr 2017
The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be showing a number of fully restored classics from A-list directors.
In keeping with festival tradition, the program will be celebrating recently restored gems and revitalized classics from Marcel Carné, Akira Kurosawa, Robert Bresson, Buster Keaton, and Charles Chaplin.
The program will also screen three recently restored movies by Iranian direct...
The 2017 Fajr International Film Festival has announced the names of movies playing in its Docs in Focus program.
12 films, Including four Iranian documentaries in the lineup:
In Exile (2016)
1h 12min | Documentary
Director: Tin Win Naing
Country: Germany | Myanmar
About: The plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as plantation workers in conditions tantamount to slave labor.
The Graduation (2016)
2h 1min | Docu...
The 2017 Fajr International Film Festival has announced the movies playing in various sections, and the lineup is already full of potential.
Some 140 short and feature-length movies of all genres from 58 countries are taking part in this year’s edition. According to the Secretariat of the annual event, the lineup is as follows:
Iran: 35 films
France: 17 films
Spain, Russia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey: 6 films
United States, China, Latvia, and Poland: 4 fil...
The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival has unveiled the names of movies that will be screened at this year’s Environmental Films program.
According to the organizers, the program features eight foreign films and one Iranian feature-length film. The selected movies will be also screened at the Festival of Festivals and Docs in Focus programs. The organizers say the program is growing every year and garnering support from a number of green...
At least 68 students from 32 countries as well as 52 students from Iran are to take part in the inspiring, educational film making workshops of the 2017 Fajr.
The program is called “Darol Fonoun” and the workshops are called “Talent Campus”.
The organizers say last year’s workshops were a huge success in spotting new film talents in Iran and the broader region. They were overseen by Iranian movie celebrities such as Oscar Wi...
For the first time ever, Fajr International Film Festival has a program featuring horror movies. This screen is called The Midnight Horror Show.
Every year, major film festivals around the world host the premieres of horror movies that may take time to reach larger audiences. While Fajr doesn’t specialize in horror movies, the festival is still committed to providing a platform for intriguing and promising films, some of which are horror.
The time, therefore, has come for Iranian a...
The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival has released the poster for 20th ifm Iranian International Market.
According to the organizers, 47 Iranian and international companies are taking part in this year’s market event, during which they will sell the rights to their Fajr-supported films and TV programs.
This year, Video Data Bank continues its longstanding collaboration with the festival. The section presents an international selection of artists’ film and video wor...
The Fajr International Film Festival has unveiled the poster for the Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries) category.
The organizers have named the 12 countries which will take part in this category: China, Japan, Turkey, India, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Bangladesh, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Afghanistan and Jordan. Three Iranian feature length films will also vie for the Simorgh awards.
Founded in 1982, Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is Iran’s largest annual film festival held in Tehran. It is an event that celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to quality local and international films. Since its establishment, Fajr International Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of the Iranian Cinema. Every year, veteran directors and new filmmak...
About Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival,held on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in February,aims at acting as a bridge between national cinemas from the East and the West and emphasing film art`s potentialities for presentation of spiritual values.
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