Art and Experience: The 2017 Fajr International Film Festival has announced the movies playing in various sections, and the lineup is already full of potential.
Some 140 short and feature-length movies of all genres from 58 countries are taking part in this year’s edition. According to the Secretariat of the annual event, the lineup is as follows:
Iran: 35 films
France: 17 films
Spain, Russia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey: 6 films
United States, China, Latvia, and Poland: 4 films
Czech Republic: 3 films
Egypt, Estonia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Myanmar, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and Britain: 2 films
Countries in one movie lineup are:
Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Croatia, Brazil, Colombia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Moldova, Indonesia, Iraq, Canada, Jordan, Finland, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates.
There will be joint production features in Competition as well. The festival has become an international showcase for international films. The festival is attended by many film makers and stars, and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
Presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from 21 to 28 April in Tehran.