In the first official press conference that held online over coronavirus outbreak, the organizers have announced that this year’s edition of the festival might not have physical event.
Hossein Entezami, the head of the Cinema Organization of Iran told the media that they have had a meeting with directors of five main Iranian film festivals including Fajr Filmfest about the situation during the pandemic.
He added that they have analyzed various options one of which is holding the events online.
So far, the coronavirus outbreak has called off many international festivals around the world.
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.
Other details of the 39th edition of Fajr Film Festival are yet to be announced.