Iran's biggest intl. filmfest. to screen 109 titles from 75 countries

TEHRAN, Apr. 13 (MNA) – The final lineup for the 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival, Iran's most anticipated international cinematic event, includes 109 titles from 75 countries.

The jury panels for the six sections of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) have been announced.

Head of International Affairs Amir Esfandiari said the judges include well-known foreign filmmakers and producers and prominent Iranians who will evaluate the participating movies in six different sections.

On the Festival’s jury panels, Esfandiari said there will be 5 foreign and 2 Iranian jury members for International Competition. Other sections such as Eastern Vista, Interfaith, and NETPAC will have between 3 to 5 judges.

He added that 1400 titles were submitted to the Secretariat of the festival, including 900 feature-length, 200 shorts and at least 300 documentaries. Some 109 titles have been chosen to screen and compete in different sections of this year’s Festival.

According to Esfandiari, over 255 international A-list guests, judges, university scholars, producers and agents are expected to take part in the cinematic event. This will include high-ranking delegates and representatives from 75 countries, as well.

Presided over by writer and director Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on 18-26 April.


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