(Persia Digest) – The 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) Secretary has announced that American writer and filmmaker, Oliver Stone, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978), will be coming to the 2018 Fajr Festival in Tehran.

Mir-Karimi said that a major task for the Festival was to strengthen ties with international artists, and added: “At last year’s FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films; English: International Federation of Film Producers Associations) meeting, based in Paris, we were informed that the FIFF has reached the A level rank and can become one of the world’s top 15 festivals.

Mir-Karimi continued: “We had 2000 short and feature foreign film submissions this year, at a fee of USD 20/film, and 120 films from 54 countries were admitted.”

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