Khazaei: Fajr Film Festival is Iran’s cultural, artistic heritage

Iran’s Fajr Film Festival, as a cultural and artistic heritage of the country, has gone through several ups and downs to reach today’s status. Therefore, it is the duty of all filmmakers, artists, media members, and cinema critics to preserve it, said the head of the Cinema Organization of Iran.

Mohammad Khazaei, accompanied by another director of the organization Alireza Esmaeili, made the statement during his visit on Sunday to the secretariat of the festival a few days ahead of the event.

The festival will be held in all 31 provinces from February 6 to 12.

The growth of the festival, as a rooted and fruitful tree, is for the benefit of Iranian cinema, history and culture, he noted.

Khazaei added that this year’s festival will include distinguished features; the event will be an appropriate platform for serious discourse on the national cinema.

For his part, Esmaeili said, as this year, domestic and international Fajr festivals will be held again concurrently, the organizers made a serious attempt to hold an excellent event.

In the international section, the presence of 72 countries in the 2023 edition of the event is of great significance for the country, he added.