Representatives of more than 70 major film festivals attended the market of the 38th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) in Iran. The representatives are from Antalya, Golden Apricot, Batumi, BFI London, Busan, Carthage, Chennai, Chicago, Dhaka, Dublin, and dozens of other festivals. Broadcasting companies can introduce their films to the representatives of the festivals without paying the registration and entrance fee.
The Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) in India awarded Iranian documentary ‘Woodgirls – A Duet for a Dream’. Directed by Azadeh Bizargiti, the documentary won the monthly award of “Film on Women” at the CICFF.
‘Woodgirls – A Duet for a Dream’ is about the lives of Leila Avakh and Sediqeh Momennia who have chosen carpentry as a profession, which is considered extremely masculine in the traditional society of Iran. The duo faces many difficulties and obstacles; however, they are determined to prove that it is not impossible to achieve your dreams. Leila and Sediqeh are amongst the first female carpenters in Iran.
Iranian director Qorban Mohammadpour has planned to make ‘Hello Mumbai’ series, in cooperation with Indian cinema, for home entertainment market. The director said he is working on the screenplay and the series will be the first of its kind to be available on both Iranian and Indian platforms.