Titles from 12 countries to vie at Iran’s 35th FIFF

TEHRAN, Mar. 11 (MNA) – Entries from 12 countries including China, Poland, France and Argentina, will compete in the international competition of the 35th Fajr International Film Festival to be held in Tehran mid-April.

The mythical Iranian bird that never dies, ‘Simorgh’ which is sometimes equated with other mythological birds such as a "Griffin" or "Phoenix", is featured on the poster of Cinema Salvation section of the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival.

After unveiling the official poster, the organizers announced that entries from 12 countries would compete in the International Competition: China, Turkey, Colombia, Argentina, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, France and Spain. Three Iranian feature length movies will also vie for the golden Simorgh.

Under festival’s rules and regulations, the competing movies will have a regional premiere, which means it will be the first time they will screen publicly in the Middle East and Central Asia. A number of entries will have their Asian premiere. Since Fajr has an international premiere status, a number of movies screening in the competition section will also enjoy their international premiere.

The festival has unveiled its grand jury for the International Competition as well. Five foreign and two Iranian judges will be getting involved in the judging process.

Up for grabs are one golden Simorgh award for best picture, four Crystal Simorghs awards for best director, screenplay, leading actor, leading actress, and one for special artistic achievement in categories such as cinematography, editing, film score, costume design, or production design.

For registration and other information check the festival’s main website at www.fajriff.com.

The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from Friday 21 to Friday 28 April in Tehran.

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