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Published: 0742 GMT March 12, 2017

FIFF to pay tribute to late auteur Kiarostami

FIFF to pay tribute to late auteur Kiarostami

The organizers of the 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) will pay tribute to the highly-acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away in July 2016.

The Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami, the late famous Iranian film director and the winner of Palme d'Or in the 50th Cannes International Film Festival in 1997, will take place in Tehran's Charsou Cineplex, as a parallel section to the 35th FIFF, wrote.

The winning film refers to Kiarostami's acclaimed movie 'Where Is the Friend's Home?' which won the Bronze Leopard at the 1989 Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland.

In the heart of Iran, FIFF 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 consideration the films which promote artistic collaboration through the cinematic medium.

Besides, the festival will pay special attention to works that propagate justice, world peace, and human and ethical values. The festival also 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 35th FIFF will be held from April 21 to 28, 2017. Reza Mirkarimi, the Iranian filmmaker, will be directing this year's event and films from directors from a number of countries will be screened during this event.

The festival's sections include competitive and non-competitive categories. The competitive section of the festival includes 'Cinema Salvation', (international competition) for features and short films, and the non-competitive category comprises 'Eastern Vista' (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.

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