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Fajr Film Festival unveils 2022 selection committee

Iran’s Fajr Film Festival unveils the selection committee for the Iranian Cinema competition of its 40th edition.

Iran’s Fajr Film Festival (FFF) has unveiled the selection committee for the Iranian Cinema competition of its 40th edition.

Fajr fest organizers announced on Thursday that Masoud Naqashzadeh, the director of 2021 FFF had named Behrouz Afkhami, a writer and director, Esmaeel Baniardalan, a university professor, Pouran Derakhshandeh, a female filmmaker, and Hossein Zandbaf, a film editor, producer and director, as members of the selection committee.

Majid Shahhosseini, a university professor and researcher, Esfandiar Shahidi, a cinematographer and filmmaker, and Mohammad-Hossein Nirumand, a manager, are also among the members of the committee.

The committee will review the submitted films, and announce Iranian features to take part in the Iranian Cinema competition

The 40th Fajr Film Festival will include two sections: cultural and competitive.

The 2022 edition of the event will take place on February 1-11.

The FFF coincides with the Ten-Day Fajr ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

An international version of the event will be held later in 2022.

Starting from 2023, the domestic and international versions of Fajr will be once again held as part of one event titled “Fajr International Film Festival”.

Since its establishment in 1982, Fajr has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.

SQ/AG

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