The festival named Mehdi Ja’fari, a director and cinematographer, Ruhollah Hejazi, a director, screenwriter and producer, and the director Mostafa Razaq-Karimi, as members of the jury of the festival’s three sections: Documentary, Short Film and New Look.
The two other members of the panel are Fereshteh Taerpour, a producer and screenwriter and Hadi Moqaddamdoost, a screenwriter and director.
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.