Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:3PM
A number of international media representatives have been invited to attend the 31st edition of Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival. About 110 Iranian and international media and press agencies applied to attend the festival, while some of them have been named by Iran’s Ministry of Culture to cover the event’s report program, Mehr News Agency has reported. Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, AFP Times, Financial Times, NHK, CCTV, TRT and LBC are among the foreign media and press agencies that will flock to Iran’s Fajr film festival. Over 40 movie halls are scheduled to serve as screening venues for the festival’s participated films in various sections. The movies have been required to focus mainly on the subjects such as ‘human rights’, ‘resistance and Islamic awakening’, ‘justice’ and ‘anti-oppression’. 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 on the sidelines of the festival. Iran has also invited the renowned filmmakers of the Non-Aligned Movement member states to a meeting on filmmaking and cinema during the festival to establish NAM filmmakers’ union, the secretary of the 2013 Fajr International Film Festival, Mohammad Reza Abbasian had earlier announced. 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