(Persia Digest) - The 37th edition of the Fajr Film Festival will get underway in Iran on Wednesday, with films set to be screened in movie theaters across the country.

Iran’s Fajr Film Festival to Kick Off Wednesday

Tasnim reports that this year’s edition of the Iranian film festival will run until February 11, the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Since 2015, the festival has been held in two separate national and international categories. The international section will be held in April.

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festival Secretary, Ebrahim Darooqezadeh, announced at a press conference on Monday that 22 films would compete in the event to win the Crystal Simorgh award, while 10 other films will be screened in  the young directors’ debut category.

The movies will be screened not only in the capital Tehran, but also in theaters in all provincial capitals across the country.

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