Sat Jan 5, 2013 6:30AM
Iran is planning to hold the third international conference on Hollywoodism and Cinema during the 2013 edition of Fajr International Film Festival. A number of Iranian and international cineastes and film experts are slated to attend the conference, which will be held from February 2 to 7 on the sidelines of the 31th Fajr film festival. This year’s conference is set to focus on the aims and philosophy of Hollywood for making anti-Iranian and anti-Islamic movies as well as scrutinizing the connections between Hollywood and Zionism. Hollywood economics, the role of independent cinema in the awakening of the world, Hollywood and human values, and Iranophobia in Hollywood productions are among the other subjects that will be discussed during the conference. The first Hollywoodism and Cinema conference was held in 2011 covering a variety of subjects such as War, Terrorism and Hollywood, Hollywood and Satanism and American Life Style in Hollywood. The 2012 edition of the conference reviewed last year’s uprisings in US and European cities and their impressive messages for film adaptation as well as other related subjects such as 'Hollywood and Holocaust,' 'Palestine on the Line of Fire,' 'Hollywood and Apocalypse,' 'Hollywood,' and 'Darwinism and Liberalism.’ About 48 foreign scholars from France, the US, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Tunisia, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Palestine and the UK took part in last year’s conference. This year's edition of Iran’s most important film presentation and competition, Fajr International Film Festival, is set to take place in the country’s capital of Tehran from January 31 to February 10, 2013. Iran holds the international Fajr film, theater, music, visual arts and poetry festivals every year to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. FGP/FGP