36th FIFF Opens to Screen Films from Across World
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36th FIFF Opens to Screen Films from Across World


On 120th anniversary of the Iranian Cinema, the 36th Fajr International Film Festival opens to screen films from across the world. 

Given the timing of the fajr festival, the poster of the 36th FIFF is unveiled to be an old photo of a relevant theme. Ali Khorshidpour, an Iranian graphic designer, chose such a theme for the poster to attract audiences’ attention to cultural identity of the Iranian cinema. Reza Mirkarimi, the director of the 36th FIFF said: “Fajr International Film Festival is one the main cultural and artistic event of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the international level.With 36 years of experience, it is adopting new perspective to strengthen cooperation and interactions in Asia and the region, to leave mutual cinematic influence between Iran and other partners, to strengthen scientific and professional aspects of cinema and also to play an activerole at the cultural diplomacy.

Mirkarimi said: “people, students, professional cinema members, national and international media and a 30,000-member FIFF Club are the backbone of the FIFF. At FIFF we present innovative events to promise a cultural event higher than normal standards.

The director of the 36th FIFF said: “the new events and fringe of the festival aim to fulfill vaious cinematic tastes, to draw attention to Islamic Cinema, and to hold scientific workshops.”

Mirkarimi added: “the successful record and credit of the FIFF has drawn more attention to the event in the current festival. As more foreign filmmakers and guests attend the 36th FIFF, there is a larger request for the screening of Iranian film which explains the popularity of “Review of Iranian Cinema” and “International Film


In the heart of Iran, Fajr International Film Festival appreciates the valuable Iranian and international films. This event highly regards the cultural exchange; screens the achievements of the well-credited filmmakers, and brings to your consideration those films which promote artistic collaboration through the cinematic medium.

Besides, the festival will pay special attention to those works that propagate justice, world peace, and human and ethical values. Also, the festival values the introduction of the films of the Middle East and Central Asia a lot and will have a special focus on films that inspired by the true teachings of God’s prophets, spread the message of peace, brotherhood and friendship.

The 36th Fajr international Film Festival will be held from April 19st to 27th, 2017. Reza Mirkarimi, the Iranian filmmaker, will be directing this year’s festival and films from different director from different countries will be screened during this event. The festival different sections include competitive and non-competitve categories.

The competitive section of the festival includes “cinema salvation”, (international competition) for features and short films, and the non-competitive category comprises “Jelvegah e Sharq” [“the Manifestation of the East”] (panorama of films from  Asian and Islamic Countries), “Jam e Jahan Bin” (the Festival of Festivals), the Documentary section, “Zir e Zarrebin” [“Under the Magnifying Glass”], Special Screening (retrospective of world documentaries), “Darolfonoun” (talent campus), workshops and seminars.  The Event will take place in Charsou Cineplex in Tehran.