Fajr Filmfest names submitted Non-Aligned Movement countries
The 31st Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival has announced the submitted entries by some filmmakers from Non-Aligned Movement member states.
About 61 films from 26 NAM member countries have been received so far, said director of Fajr International Film Festival’s international section Ali Haj Qasemi.
Algeria, Malaysia, Morocco, Tunisia, Thailand, Pakistan, Senegal, Egypt, Azerbaijan, India and Singapore are among the states that submitted their productions.
Iran has also invited the renowned filmmakers of the Non-Aligned Movement member states to a meeting on filmmaking and cinema during the festival to establish NAM filmmakers’ union, the secretary of the 2013 Fajr International Film Festival, Mohammad Reza Abbasian had earlier announced.
A large number of screen productions created by the filmmakers from Iran and 72 countries have been submitted to Iran’s 31st Fajr International Film Festival.
According to the festival’s website, the international submission section of the festival has received some 423 entries in various categories so far.
Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Macedonia, France, Germany, Chile, Egypt, Japan, Poland, the United States, Croatia, Argentina and Denmark are among the countries that applied for representing their cinema at the Iranian film event.
The submitted foreign movies are slated to be assessed by the selection committee of the festival’s international section including Parviz Sheikh Hadi, Majid Shahhosseini, Seyyed Ali Akbar Mahmoudi, Mohammad Hossein Moazezinia, Mohammad Mehdi Yadegari.
This year’s edition of Iran’s most important film presentation and competition Fajr International Film Festival is set to take place in the country’s capital of Tehran from January 31 to February 10, 2013.
Iran holds the international Fajr film, theater, music, visual arts and poetry festivals every year to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.