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Doc section of Fajr Filmfest announces selection board

The Documentary Competition section of the 38th Fajr Film Festival has picked its selection committee.

The Documentary Competition section of the 38th Fajr Film Festival has picked its selection committee.

The list of Iranian cineastes who will decide which documentary films will be attending this year edition of the biggest Iranian film event comprises three names.

One of them is Babak Behdad who is a documentary filmmaker and the winner of the Best Documentary title of the previous edition of the event. He grabbed the Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Film for his flick ‘Baharestan House of Nation’.

Ramin Heidari-Farouqi, the chairman of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association and husband to ifilm star of ‘Asleep and AwakeRoya Nonahali, is also among the selected names.

Last but not least on the list is Morteza Shabani who is the director of the Chronicle of Victory Institute (Ravayat-e Fath Institute). He has so far made a number of docs such as ‘Hamzeh’, ‘The Bitter Olive’ and ‘July 12’.

Since its establishment in 1982, the Fajr Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.

Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran every year.

The 38th Fajr Film Festival is set to kick off on February 1, 2020 and will run until February 11 in Tehran.

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