News ID: 174044
Published: 0836 GMT December 18, 2016

256 films submitted for Fajr festival

256 films submitted for Fajr festival

Secretary of the 35th Fajr Film Festival has announced that 256 films have been submitted to the event's secretariat.

Sahar Azin said that 256 filmmakers have submitted their works to the secretariat of which 64 films are for the Art and Experience Section and 82 for the Documentary Section, IRNA reported.

She added the 37 films have applied to premiere in the event while 73 movies have been submitted for the 'Iran Cinema Perspective' section.

The 35th Fajr Film Festival, directed by Mohammad Heidari, will be held in February.

Iran usually holds Fajr film festival in foreign and domestic sections in February to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. However, as of 2015, officials decided to hold the international section in April to provide a much-needed fillip to international participation.

There are only nine A-rated film festivals in the world. Fajr International Film Festival is rated B internationally, a member of Iranian Film Critics and Writers Association Bahman Abdollahi told Iran Daily in January.

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