Latest popular vote count announced for Fajr Festival on the 8th Day
Art and Experience: Results for the popular vote count of Fajr Festival on its eighth day of running are unveiled.
The winning films with no priority include ‘No Date, No Signature’ by Vahid Jalilvand, ‘Midnight Event’ by Mohammad Hossein, ‘Abajan’ by Hatef Alimardani, ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Weird’ by Peyman Ghasemkhani and Mohammad Reza Kheradmandan’s ’21 Days Later’.
The vote count takes place at the end of each day of Fajr Film Festival. Fajr Festivals are held annually in Iran during the Fajr Decade (literally meaning ten days of dawn), which marks the anniversary of the ten days from the return of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, to Iran (February 1) until the victory day of the Islamic Revolution (February 11) in 1979. Established in 1982, the Fajr International Film Festival celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to local and international films. Since its establishment, 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 and across the world every year. The screening sessions will last for 8 days from January 29 to February 9.