Some 151 titles, including 115 feature films and 36 documentaries, have applied to take part at the 38th edition of the Fajr Film Festival in Iran.
As the deadline for entries came to an end, the Public Relations office of the Fajr Film Festival announced that 115 feature films and 36 documentaries filled out the application form to attend the event.
Some 37 movies made by first-time filmmakers are among the submitted feature films, according to the report.
The head of the secretariat of the festival Simon Simonian said the evaluation of the compliance of the films with the requirements has started, adding that the selection committee will start reviewing the works on December 2, 2019 – the deadline for sending the movie.
The Fajr Film Festival coincides with the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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.
This is while the international version of the festival will be held in April 2020.