Art and Experience: The secretary of the 35th Fajr Film Festival, Mohammad Heidari, said on Tuesday that there has been a major boost to the content of the entries this year.

About 30 films will be screened in the official competition of the Fajr festival, Iran’s most important event in the motion picture industry.

Speaking during a press conference at Tehran’s Espinas Hotel, Heidari gave complete support for the festival’s selecting committee and said that no organization has influenced the committee’s decisions.

“The films were selected based on their quality, subject and concept,” he added.

An opening ceremony will be held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on January 29 and screenings will begin on January 31.

The festival’s catalogue titled “The 35th Frame” will soon be published.

The 35th Fajr Film Festival will be held in Tehran and several other Iranian cities from January 31 to February 10.