The 2013 edition of Parvin E'tesami film festival has released the year’s lineup in various categories of both National and International sections of the event. The festival’s selection committee selected a number of films in different categories from among 800 submitted productions. Some 65 films including 22 fictions, 13 documentaries, 23 animations and 7 experimental films are slated to be screened at the Golden Lotus section. The committee also introduced some other films that will be presented in other sections of the event. The seventh National and third International Parvin E'tesami Film Festival is planning to host 101 films in its competition section.
This year’s festival is scheduled to focus on the screen productions with the theme of ‘women’s role in family’s economy’.Organized by the Iranian Supporting House for Artist Women, the festival presents some films in Iranian Cinema and International Competition sections. The Iranian Cinema section is comprised of subcategories such as Golden Lotus, Silver Lotus, New Vision and The Parvin E'tesami section. According to organizers, the annual event has hosted more than 800 female filmmakers along with cultural activists so far and presented 1100 films. The participated movies have been mostly made by Iranian and foreign female directors or made by male directors that focused on women issues. Named after Iran's prominent 20th century poetess, Parvin E'tesami festival is held in both National and International categories. The leading Iranian poetess Parvin E'tesami published her first poetry collection of 156 poems in 1935. The 2013 Parvin E'tesami Film Festival will run from February 19 to 22, in an attempt to support Iranian women artists. FGP/FGP