(Persia Digest) – The 36th Fajr International Film Festival will open tonight, 1 February 2018, in Tehran’s Milad Tower.
The opening ceremony will be presented by Majid Barzegar; Manuchehr Esmaili, Akbar Abdi, and Mohammad-Ali Najafi of the Iranian cinema will be acknowledged here.
Iranian Cinema Advertising Competition Awards will also be presented at the opening ceremony tonight.
Twenty-two selected films will compete at this year’s edition. Short fictions have also been added to the Festival categories, one of which will be selected by the jury for the Best Short Fiction Award.
A maximum of 14 films will be screened in provincial capitals with the permit of the owners, including Hamedan, Shiraz, and Kermanshah, simultaneously with Tehran.
The closing ceremony will be conducted in Milad Tower on 11 February by Reza Rashidpur.
The opening and closing ceremonies were covered by IRIB’s film network with minor delays. This will go on air tonight at 18h30.
Ebrahim Darughehzadeh is Secretary to the 36th Fajr International Film Festival which will run from 1-11 February.