News ID: 275717
Published: 0439 GMT October 19, 2020

Virtual panel on Iran-Serbia coproduction held

Virtual panel on Iran-Serbia coproduction held

The first virtual panel on the Iran-Serbia cinematic coproduction was held with Miroljub Vuckovic and Mirko Bojovic from Serbia and Ali Mosaffa and Ra’ed Faridzadeh from Iran.

The meeting began with the International Section Director of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth Faridzadeh’s talks on the background of Iran-Serbia cinematic relations, Mehr News Agency wrote.

He referred to an agreement between the Farabi Cinema Foundation and Film Center Serbia, signed two years ago at the Berlinale Film Market, the outcome of which has been a project known as ‘Fatemeh,’ produced by Mirko Bojovic.

The project has been approved and there have been initial talks about its production, however, due to the COVID-19 outbreak it has temporarily been stopped.

The renowned Iranian actor and producer, Ali Mosaffa, talked about his experiences as a producer and his works in collaboration with the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as the conditions and characteristics of cinematic coproduction worldwide and its problems and difficulties.

The Serbian guests focused on the challenges in the way of cinematic coproduction and the complicated process it has in some countries such as France, and pointed out that the conditions are easier in Serbia.

The Serbian side voiced their readiness to host mutual projects and cooperate with Iranian filmmakers in the future.

This virtual panel was held on October 18, during the first day of the 33rd edition of the film festival. The event will run through October 23.

The event is organized in the national and international sections, and the Farabi Cinema Foundation, the Cinema Organization of Iran and the Isfahan Municipality are the main organizers of the festival.



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