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18:23 | 2012-01-06


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Iran's Renowned Director Hails Growing Reputation of Fajr Int'l Film Festival

TEHRAN (FNA)- Rasoul Sadrameli, an internationally renowned Iranian director and a member of the 30th Fajr International Film Festival's International Cinema Competition Selection Committee said that the international section of the festival has found a unique position and identity among different world film festivals.

The acclaimed director of "The Girl in Sneakers" and "I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old" pointed out that the committee has watched over 90 films from Canada, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, South Korea and European countries, and said, "All of them are interesting movies regarding subjects, narrative, structure and technical aspects."

"The International Section of 30th Fajr International Film Festival is a place where outstanding films and filmmakers are introduced to the world," Sadrameli said and hoped that the International Cinema competition of the Fajr Film Festival would have its own identity and place among other film festivals around the world.

The Selection Committee of the International Cinema competition of the Fajr International Film Festival includes Rasoul Sadrameli, Shahram Asadi, Mohammad Bozorgnia, Mehdi Homayounfar, and Julian Pelisse.

The committee will select 60 films out of 553 films received to the secretariat of the festival for different sections of the festival including, World Panorama (International Competition), Eastern Vista (Competition of Asian Cinema), Cinema of Salvation (Competition of Films from Islamic Countries), Golden Phoenix Prize of Asian Cultural Affinities, Golden Banner (Mustapha Akkad).

The 30th Fajr International Film Festival will be held from February 1st to 11th 2012 in Tehran and some other Iranian provinces to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.