1002 GMT December 07, 2021
In a decree, Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister Mohammad Khazaei appointed Masoud Naqqashzadeh as the president of the 40th Fajr Film Festival.
The 40th Fajr Film Festival is expected to be a great opportunity to start a new chapter in the revolutionary development and reconstruction of the country’s cinema infrastructure, said Khazaei, who is also the head of Cinema Organization of Iran, according to IRNA.
The official said that cooperation between institutes and organizations is highly significant in holding a great festival.
Naqqashzadeh is a director, university professor, and one of the cultural and cinematic directors of the country. He holds a doctorate in art studies. He has experience working in Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation, Iran’s House of Cinema, and the Visual Media Institute.